HC Deb 11 March 1925 vol 181 cc1329-30
83. Captain BENN

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the Bill introduced into the South African Parliament designed to give effect to the decision the White trades unions to prevent the natives from ever becoming skilled labourers: and whether, in view of the provisions of the South Africa Act, His Majesty s Government is prepared to intimate that, in the event of the passing of this Bill, it would be impossible to contemplate the surrender of Imperial control over the native territories?


The Bill in question is the one referred to in my answer to the. hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme on the 23rd February. As the measure is entirely one for the Parliament of I he Union of South Africa I do not think the course suggested by the hon. and gallant Member is a practical one.