HC Deb 03 March 1904 vol 131 cc56-7
MR. HERBERT ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of state for the Colonies whether the regulations relating to the Transvaal Labour Ordinance will contain special provisions with reference to the sale of ntoxicating liquors and prohibiting the sale of opium to the Chinese imported labourers, also whether, in view of the importance of the question of including in the regulations relating to the Ordinance such provisions, he will state when he will be in possession of Lord Milner's views on the subject; and whether Papers will be laid before the House containing the suggested new regulations before the final decision of the Government is arrived at.


I have to refer the hon. Member to my reply given yesterday to the similar Question of the Member for the Cleveland Division of Yorkshire† Papers will be laid. I am unable to make any statement about the date.