§ MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any of the Chinese indentured labourers in the Transvaal have up to the present applied to be repatriated under the terms of the proclamation recently posted; and, if so, how many.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RUNCIMAN, Dewsbury, for Mr. CHURCHILL)
Lord Selborne has informed us that he will report fully regarding the working of the repatriation notices next week, when the notices will have been posted 1411 for a fortnight. No advantage will be gained by anticipating his report either with partial and imperfect information or premature conclusions.
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
May I ask the hon. Gentleman if he can define Chinese public opinion?
§ [No Answer was returned.]