HC Deb 10 February 1904 vol 129 c847

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state the rate of wages to be paid to the Chinamen proposed to be imported into the Transvaal; how this rate will compare with those paid to miners in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Nevada; and whether he can lay upon the Table any official correspondence or reports from our self-governing colonies showing the grounds of their objection to the importation of Chinese labour.


I am not aware what rate of wages will be paid. The correspondence referred to will be found in the recently published Parliamentary Paper Command 1895.