§ DR. MACNAMARA (Camberwell, N.)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the latest outbreak of Chinese coolies on the Rand at the New Comet Mine, Johannesburg, in which two coolies having been on this occasion accidentally killed, the rest of the coolies mutinied and attacked the mine manager, nineteen of them being ultimately arrested; and whether, having regard to the outbreaks that have occurred, he will ask Lord Milner for a full report on the circumstances leading up to and attendant upon these revolts.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) I have no doubt that Lord Milner will report to me on the recent disturbance at the New Comet Mine if the circumstances are in any material respect different from those reported in the newspapers. I am not aware that any other incident of the same nature has occurred on the Rand.