§ SIR BRAMPTON GURDON (Norfolk, N.)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any official 1325 information showing that the promises made by ministers of religion in the Transvaal before the introduction of Chinese labour, with reference to future missionary work in the compounds, have been fulfilled.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) I am not in possession of official information as to the matter. Inquiries were being made in September last among the Chinese whether they desired the services of Christian ministers, but I am not aware with what result.