§ MR. BUCHANAN
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government has sanctioned the recruiting of 5,000 more natives in the British Central African Protectorate for the Transvaal mines; and under what terms is it proposed that they shall be recruited.
§ EARL PERCY
The answer to the first Question is in the affirmative. The conditions of recruitment are given in Africa No. 2, 1903, but it has been decided that recruiting shall in future be confined to the colder regions of the Central Africa Protectorate and that the arrival in the Transvaal of those who may enlist shall be postponed until August.