HC Deb 14 May 1906 vol 157 c174
MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State j for the Colonies whether, in the event of white miners being thrown out of employment in the Transvaal in consequence of State-aided repatriation of Chinese coolies, compensation will be given to such white men from Imperial funds, or means to enable them to return to their homes.


The hon. Member will recognise that it is impossible for the Government to state how it would deal with a purely hypothetical case.


Will the same Consideration be extended to white miners as it is proposed to give to the coolies?


When the white miners are employed under the same conditions the matter will, no doubt, be pressed on the attention of the Governments.