HC Deb 13 June 1904 vol 135 c1485

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make representations to the Transvaal Government in favour of the employment of white men as gangers and overseers under the Chinese Labour Ordinance, in order that the assurances given by himself and Lord Milner that the adoption of the Ordinance would mean additional employment for white men may tend towards realisation.


As I have already pointed out, the terms of the Ordinance seem to me to have been drawn with great care to ensure that there can be no displacement of white labour and that no work hitherto performed by whites can possibly be given to the Chinese. It does not, therefore, appear to me that any such representations are required.