§ MR. HERBERT SAMUEL (Yorkshire, Cleveland)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state how many Chinese coolies have so far landed in South Africa; how many are now on their way; and how many women and children have accompanied them.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. LYTTELTON,) Warwick and Leamington
I understand that 2,976 Chinese labourers have arrived in South Africa and 1,988 are on their way. Wives and families have not accompanied their husbands on the first voyage, but the names of a considerable number have been registered under the Ordinance.