HC Deb 27 July 1905 vol 150 cc584-5

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state how many Chinese coolies and how many of their wives and children are now in the Transvaal.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) The number of Chinese coolies at the end of June was 41,340. No families were introduced during the quarter ended 31st March last, and the number, so far as I know, remains as at the end of December, two wives and twelve children.