§ MR. J. A. PEASE () Essex, Saffron Walden
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the proposal of the Chinese Minister mentioned in [Cd. 2026 2], that a Chinese Consul should have power to visit the Transvaal mines and 1216 make representations to the authorities respecting the well-being of the immigrants was acceded to by His Majesty's Government; and if this right is included among those granted to the officer whose appointment is provided for by Article VI. of the Convention signed on 13th May; or, if not, whether this proposal was waived by the Chinese Minister.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. LYTTELTON,) Warwick and Leamington
Article VI. of the Convention represents the arrangement finally arrived at in this matter. The Chinese Consul or Vice-Consul in the Transvaal will have all the privileges and facilities in. the discharge of his duty of protecting the interests of his countrymen which are accorded to other Consuls, and the note to the Convention shows that every care has been taken to secure the appointment of Consuls of experience and standing.