HC Deb 23 July 1907 vol 178 c1353

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the suggestion has been made to the Transvaal Government that native wages in the mines might be paid in rupees, or in the case of Chinese labour in silver dollars, such as are issued at the Straits mints; and whether an important economy in mine wages, without disadvantage to the wage earners, might result from the employment of one or other of these silver currencies in the place of the present sterling currency.


No, Sir. I know nothing of such a suggestion.