§ MR. HERBERT SAMUEL (Yorkshire, Cleveland)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state how many Chinese labourers in the Transvaal have suffered imprisonment for desertion, refusal to work, and travelling without a permit; how many have suffered imprisonment for riot; and how many have been sent back to China, from the time the labourers began to arrive in the Transvaal until the latest date for which figures are available.
§ THE SECEETAEY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. LYTTELTON, Warwick and Leamington)
The statistics of imprisonment to the end of January are published in Cd. 2401, see pages 89–91. The figures for February are as follows— desertion and refusal to work, not distinguished, thirty-eight; travelling without 45 permit, eight. The total number repatriated to December 31st was 322. I have no later information yet.