HC Deb 18 April 1904 vol 133 c373
MAJOR SEELY (Isle of Wight)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state the number of Chinese now residing in the Transvaal under unrestricted conditions; and whether it is proposed to take steps either to repatriate them or to modify their present status in the event of the proposal to import indentured Chinese being proceeded with.


In answer to a Question addressed to me on 28th March by the hon. Member for the Cleveland Division of Yorkshire ‡ I gave the number of male Chinese above the age of sixteen resident in the Transvaal, which is 981. There has been no proposal to modify their status as a result of the importation of indentured Chinese. † See (4) Deludes, cxxxii, 830. ‡See (4) Debates, cxxxii, 828.