§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state the number of coloured persons employed on the last day of March, April, and May of this year in the Transvaal gold mines, calculated on the same basis as the Return given by him on 26th May last, distinguishing between those in employ and at work.
457 †(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.)
Transvaal Gold Mines. Coloured persons on last day of each month. In employ. At work. March, 1904 79,569 73,667 April 1904 78,825 73,246 May 1904 (Official Return of Mines Department with these figures not yet received).