HC Deb 12 May 1904 vol 134 cc1164-5

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the convention with the Chinese Government relative to the importation of indentured labourers into the Transvaal has been signed; if not, will he state what are the objections of that Government to the terms of the convention, and the present position of the negotiations.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) The convention has not yet been signed. We are informed that the Chinese Government entertain no objection to its terms, and they have been urgently requested expedite the formal conclusion of the convention.