§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the negotiations with the Chinese Government relative to the Transvaal Labour Ordinance are now concluded; whether the exportation of labourers from China under the Ordinance has begun; and what number are likely to reach the Transvaal during the months of May and June.
§ MR. LYTTELTON
The negotiations are practically concluded, but the Convention is not yet signed and the exportation of labourers has not begun. I am unable to say what number will arrive in any particular month.