SIR GILBERT PARKER
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state what wore the wages paid to Kaffirs in the mines of the Witwatersrand for the years 1898, 1901–2, 1902–3, 1903–4, and 1904–5, respectively.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
According to the Report of the Government Mining Engineer the monthly average rate paid to natives in 1898 was 47s. 1d.; for the statistical year 1901–2 it was 26s. 8d.; for 1902–3, 38s. 6d.; for 1903–4, 48s. 10d.; for 1904–5, 52s.; for the last six months of 1905, 51s. 5d.