§ MR. ERRINGTON
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Her Majesty's Government have any information as to the terms of a Treaty or Convention concluded between the Spanish Government and the King of Annam for the supply of Annamite labourers to Cuba; and, if not, whether he will endeavour to ascertain how far 125 those terms are calculated to secure the labourers in question from the oppressions which indentured labourers from other countries have endured and are enduring in Cuba?
§ MR. BOURKE
, in reply, said, that an Annamite Mission visited Madrid last year; but in the Report received at the time from our Chargé d' Affaires no mention was made of any Convention between the Spanish Government and the King of Annam for the supply of Annamite labourers to Cuba. Due inquiry would, however, be made into the subject now that it had been brought to the notice of the Government.