HC Deb 18 April 1904 vol 133 c374
MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, having regard to the presence of the plague at Hong-Kong and Johannesburg and the admitted susceptibility of the Chinese to this disease, he will suspend the embarkation and importation of any Chinese labourers until the ports in China and the district in South Africa are declared to be free from plague.


I have to refer to the answer given by me to a similar Question addressed to me on 29th March last by the hon. Member for Mid. Derbyshire,†