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Thursday, 14 December 1905


Mr GLYNN (Angas) - I should like to direct attention to the fact that it will be competent for the officers applying the language test to require an immigrant to write out. not only fifty words, but the whole of the Bible or the Koran. Therefore, the provision is designed, not only to shut out immigrants who cannot comply with certain conditions, but to really prevent any one from coming here. One officer may prescribe fifty words, and another may call upon an immigrant to transcribe the whole of the Bible.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Resolution reported; report adopted.







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