§ MR. FULLERTON
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the ratio of white to coloured men now employed at the Transvaal mines; what was the number of whites employed for every thousand tons of ore raised in July, 1907; and how does this compare with the number employed before the introduction of Chinese labourers.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The official figures for June and July are not yet available. For the month of May, the proportion of whites to coloured employed in the Transvaal gold mines was 1 to 10.5, as compared with 1 to 5.9 for the month of May, 1904, immediately before the introduction of the Chinese. The number of whites per thousand tons of ore hoisted was, for May, 1907, 10.1; and for May, 1904, 15.9.