HC Deb 07 June 1904 vol 135 c923
MR. HERBERT SAMUEL (Yorkshire, Cleveland)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state how many women and children accompanied, or will follow, the thousand Chinese coolies who are now on their way to the Transvaal.


I understand that though emigrants were made thoroughly aware of provision made for taking out families and special accommodation on board was ready, none took advantage of the privilege, and that it is impossible to say how many may send for their families later on, which they have been encouraged to do.