§ DR. MACNAMARA (Camberwell, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to a proclamation issued in the Transvaal Government Gazette of January 27th, to the effect that every employer of labour on the Rand must give prompt information by telephone or messenger to the Foreign Labour Department in case of any outbreak or disturbance amongst the labourers in his employ, and to the effect that any employer failing to do so shall be liable to a fine not exceeding £50, or, in default, to imprisonment for three months; whether he, has any information respecting the necessity for this proclamation; and, if not, whether he will communicate with Lord Milner on the matter.
§ MR. LYTTELTON
I have seen the Government notice containing the regu- 182 lation referred to. Lord Milner has not specially reported to me the reasons for issuing the regulation, no doubt because it simply embodies a provision naturally arising out of the administration of the Labour Ordinance.