HC Deb 20 April 1931 vol 251 c581
9. Major POLE

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is now in a position to make a statement concerning the result of the representations made on behalf of the Government of India by their agent in South Africa against the enactment of the Transvaal Asiatic Tenure (Amendment) Bill; and whether, at the proposed conference between the Government of India and the Union Government, matters relating to the rights of Indians in South Africa, other than those raised by the provisions of the Transvaal Asiatic Tenure (Amendment) Bill, are to be considered?


The Union Government have agreed to postpone consideration of the Transvaal Asiatic Tenure (Amendment) Bill pending the holding of a conference between representatives of the two Governments. The agenda of the conference has not yet been settled, but it has been provisionally agreed that the main business of the conference will be to consider the Cape Town Agreement of February, 1927, in the light of experience of its working, and the Transvaal Land Laws as affecting Asiatics.

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