HC Deb 04 May 1903 vol 121 c1190
MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether he is aware of the age at which Tamil children are employed on the tea estates of Ceylon, in all weathers, during a work-day of ten or eleven hours; and whether he will consider the advisability of bringing this question of their employment before the Educational Sub-Committee of the Commission on the Incidence of Taxation in Ceylon, now sitting there.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Chamberlain.) I have no information as to the age at which children are employed on tea estates in Ceylon, but I will ask the Governor for a Report on the subject.