§ MR. HERBERT SAMUEL
To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the statement recently made by the chairman of the Transvaal Chamber of Mines, and printed on page 62 of [Cd. 2563], to the effect that the death rate of indentured Indians in the northern districts of Australia has been lately officially reported to be 23 per cent.; whether he has any official reports as to this death rate; and, if so, whether he will make inquiry into the matter.
(Answered by Mr Secretary Lyttelton.) I have no information on the subject, but will make inquiries.