HC Deb 15 July 1901 vol 97 c425

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can furnish the House every week with a return showing the amount of white and black labour employed in the gold mines of Johannesburg during the preceding week, the number of stamps dropped, and the amount of gold won, and whether such a return can be published regularly and systematically.


I do not think it is desirable for the Government to make itself responsible for publishing such a weekly return. It may, I think, be left to the mining companies to make public their returns in what may seem to them the best way.