HC Deb 28 May 1903 vol 123 cc115-6

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the mine owners of South Africa claim to be acting with the approval and support of Lord Milner in attempting to introduce Chinese labour for work in the mines; and, if so, whether he will direct the attention of Lord Milner to the fact that the Government is opposed to such labour being introduced.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Chamberlain.) No, Sir; I am not aware that any such claim has been made, and Lord Milner is in full possession of the views of His Majesty's Government, which have been publicly stated on several occasions.