§ MR. HERBERT SAMUEL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Chinese laboure s, who were embarked for South Africa at the British port of Hong-kong, are exeluded from the purview of the recent Anglo-Chinese Convention, and from the protection it would afford, for the reason that the Convention applies only to labourers embarked at Chinese treaty ports.
§ MR. LYTTELTON
The Convention cannot of course apply to Hong-kong which is not a treaty port but a British Colony. Labourers leaving Hong-kon; are protectel not by the treaty but by the Colonial law and administration.