HC Deb 16 March 1925 vol 181 c1829
5. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention bas been drawn to a Bill introduced into the Transvaal Assembly, and gazetted on 23rd February, which prohibits the issue or renewal of trading or business licences to any Asiatic within six miles of any Transvaal township or municipality wherein he is not a fixed property owner; and what action, if any, the Government of India propose to take in the matter?


My Noble Friend has seen 'the Bill, which is a Private Member's Bill. He has not received any communication from the Government of India on the subject.


Does the Government of India know about this Bill? Has it been communicated to them?


I should imagine they would know about it. The Government of India, as I have mentioned in reply to a question on another matter last week, are in direct communication with the Union Government on these matters.

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