HC Deb 04 February 1904 vol 129 cc345-6

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, seeing that an agreement was entered into some years ago between the Chinese Government, or certain Chinese agents with the permission of that Government, and the Government of Peru, or certain persons connected with the guano deposits in the Chincha Islands, to export to these islands Chinese indentured labourers to work on the guano deposits, and that this trade was eventually forbidden by the Chinese Government owing to representations made by Her Majesty's Government, he will lay upon the Table of the House all documents in connection with this matter, together with any Reports of His Majesty's representatives in Peru in regard to the fate of the indentured Chinese labourers who reached the Chincha Islands.


Full particulars of the matter referred to will be found in the "Correspondence upon the subject of Emigration from China" presented to the House of Commons in pursuance of their address of April 30th, 1855.