HC Deb 11 April 1911 vol 24 c426W

asked whether in the event of Asiatics being admitted into the Union of South Africa under the new Immigration Bill by reason of the education test, it will be possible to exclude them by provincial legislation?


The control of immigration is not one of the subjects reserved to the provincial councils by the South Africa Act. It is in the hands of the Union Government, which, further, is expressly charged with the control of matters specially or differentially affecting Asiatics throughout the Union under Section 147 of the South Africa Act.