§ 59. Mr. HOGGE
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he Is aware that there is no law in Mauritius providing for compensation to workmen meeting with accidents; that there is no law regulating the employment of women and children in the factories and plantations; and whether he can tale any steps to initiate reforms, in these matters in accordance with the expressed wishes of the inhabitants?
As far as I am aware there are no laws in Mauritius dealing with these questions. I have received no formal representations from the Colony in favour of such legislation, but I will make inquiries about the matter from the Governor.