HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 cc104-5W
42. Sir G. Fox

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement on the problem of the Indian population in Mauritius; what percentage it represents; and the percentage of taxation paid by the Indians.

Mr. Creech-Jones

I am in some doubt as to the particular problem in relation to the Indian community in Mauritius which the hon. and gallant Member has in mind, but if he will furnish me with fuller information I will gladly look into the matter and write to him. The Indo-Mauritians are approximately 63 per cent. of the total population of Mauritius. No separate taxation records are kept for different sections of the population, and I regret that it is not possible, therefore, to provide figures showing the percentage of taxation paid by that community.