MR. BARBIE (Londonderry, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can now say if the Government arrangements for facilitating the return of the Chinese labourers in South Africa to China have been communicated to the labourers.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. CHURCHILL,) Manchester, N.W.
It has not yet been practicable to make a communication to the labourers, for the reasons which I stated in reply to the hon. Member for Newbury on Thursday last.† I have already stated that I hope to be in a position to communicate the terms of the notice to the coolies to the House on Thursday next.