HC Deb 12 July 1906 vol 160 cc1050-1
MR. VERNEY (Buckinghamshire, N.)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether in view of the recent outbreaks of crime among Chinese coolies in South Africa, and with the object of stopping their further importation, the Government will, in consideration of the cancellation of any existing contracts, offer to any person shown to be a loser thereby a sum of money not exceeding the loss actually sustained.


I have nothing to add to the statements of policy already made to the House, which, as my hon. friend cannot fail to recognise, exclude the possibility of adopting his suggestion.

MR. LUPTON (Lincolnshire, Sleaford)

Is the Government going to maintain much longer the condition of Chinese slavery in the Transvaal?

[No Answer was returned.]