HC Deb 10 February 1904 vol 129 c1319

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether provision will be made in the regulations relating to the importation of labourers into the Transvaal that the labourers shall be conveyed in British ships so as to secure their proper treatment during the voyage.


The conveyance of the labourers in British ships is a matter which will be carefully considered, but in any case the proper treatment of the labourers during the voyage is a question the importance of which I fully recognise, and every precaution will be taken to secure such treatment.