HC Deb 29 July 1907 vol 179 c478
MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it was part of the arrangement with the Transvaal Government for the repatriation of the Chinese that Kaffirs were to be attracted to the Rand by the increase of facilities for the sale and supply of intoxicants to natives; and what steps His Majesty's Government propose to take, in the interests of the natives, with reference to the Bill to amend the Liquor Law which has been introduced by the Transvaal Government into the Colonial Legislature.


I do not know what the hon. Member means by an arrangement with the Transvaal Government, but at any rate the reply to the first part of the Question is, as he knows perfectly well, in the negative; as to the second paragraph I have no knowledge of the Bill and can make no statement upon it.