HC Deb 27 April 1904 vol 133 c1294

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.


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.