HC Deb 30 July 1906 vol 162 cc456-7

I beg to ask the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies what stops, if any, have boon taken to restrict the sale of opium to the Chinese coolies in the Transvaal; and whether such restrictions have been successful.


The Secretary of State, has approved the recommendations made by the committee which inquired into the conditions of Chinese labourers on the mines and printed at page 84 of Cd. 3025. I am not aware whether the Transvaal Government is satisfied that the control will be effective without further legislation, but inquiry will be made.