§ MR. BUCHANAN
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Chinese Government has now given its assent to the proposed recruiting of Chinese labour for the Transvaal under the conditions laid down in the Labour Ordinance.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY, Kensington, S.)
As I stated in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for Cleveland yesterday, His Majesty's Government have been informed by the Chinese Minister that the draft Ordinance contains nothing which is likely to conflict with the proposals he may have to make when the time comes for negotiating the regulations provided for in the Treaty of Pekin. Papers on the subject are being laid.