§ MR. CHURCHILL
Owing to the difficulties of fixing or ascertaining the ages of natives of the New Hebrides,†See Col. 540.707 which they themselves usually do not know, an age limit would have been in practice useless. It is therefore provided by the Convention that the limit shall be one of height, to be fixed by the British and French Resident Commissioners; and it will of course be so fixed as to exclude the employment of children of tender years and to ensure that the natives engaged are of a fit age for employment. The point was fully explained by my right hon. friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in the course of his speech last Wednesday afternoon.†
§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
Cannot the hon. gentleman give some indication of what the age will be fixed at?