HC Deb 25 April 1899 vol 70 c518

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can state the total number of Europeans resident in the Samoan Islands, and the proportions, relatively to the total, of the British, American, and German subjects in residence there?


The latest Report from Her Majesty's Consul shows that there are 439 British subjects in the Samoan Islands. Of these 141 are British horn and 298 half-castes. No general census has been taken since 1895, when the number of Germans was 120 and of Americans 26, but these figures are probably not correct at the present moment.