HC Deb 25 October 1906 vol 163 cc393-4

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether an inquiry has been held by the Transvaal Government into the allegations of immorality practised among the Chinese coolies in the gold mines; and, if so, when the results of that inquiry will be laid before tin House.

(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) A confidential inquiry has been held by the Transvaal Government. The Report has reached this country within the last few days, and the Secretary of State has not yet been able to give it the consideration it requires; and I am not able to say at present whether he will determine to lay it before the House.