HC Deb 22 March 1938 vol 333 cc967-8
1. Mr. Mathers

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he accepts, for the territories under his con- trol, the policy against colour-bar legislation already adopted by the Government for the Colonies?

The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Mr. Malcolm MacDonald)

Yes, Sir, the policy obtaining as regards such legislation in the High Commission Territories in South Africa is the same as that applicable to the Colonial Empire generally.

Mr. Mathers

Will this also apply in, for example, Southern Rhodesia?

Mr. MacDonald

I had not understood that Southern Rhodesia would come under this category of territories under my control, but in Southern Rhodesia also there is no colour-bar legislation.