HC Deb 16 June 1904 vol 136 cc271-2
MR. HERBERT SAMUEL (Yorkshire, Cleveland)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is yet able to state the number of workmen of British and of other European nationality who are employed in the crushing mills on the Rand and in other departments of the gold-mining industry, in forms of unskilled labour which, before the war, were usually performed by Kaffir labourers.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) Lord Milner has furnished me with a statement showing that the number of whites employed in the Witwatersrand Gold Mines on unskilled labour, which prior to the war was performed by Kaffirs, is 998; of these, 405 are British, 551 Boers, and 42 aliens.