HC Deb 12 February 1904 vol 129 cc1198-9
MR. BUCHANAN (Perthshire, E.)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a limitation will be put to the number of labourers that can be imported under the Transvaal Ordinance; and whether a term of years will be fixed after which this exceptional system of obtaining labour will be brought to an end.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) It is not proposed to make such limitations, which are not contained in the Ordinance.


To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will ascertain whether any further Amendments have been introduced into the Labour Ordinance since Lord Milner's telegram of 6th February and communicate them to the House; and will he have laid before the House a Report of the proceedings in the Legislative Council on the Second Reading and subsequent stages of the discussion before the House pronounces its opinion on the Ordinance.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) I am making inquiry by telegraph, but I have no doubt whatever that no further Amendments have been made. I will lay the proceedings upon the Table when received, but I am not prepared to make any change in regard to what I have already stated to be the procedure which will be followed respecting the discussion of the question of Asiatic labour.

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