HC Deb 04 October 1909 vol 11 cc1806-7W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the death rate among Indian indentured labourers in the Federated Malay States in 1908 amounted to 84.8 per thousand; and whether any special steps are being taken in regard to this mortality?

Colonel SEELY

The Report of the Resident-General, which mentions the fact quoted by my hon. Friend, has been brought to my attention. I am not aware whether any special steps are being taken, but inquiries will be made of the High Commissioner.