§ Sir GILBERT PARKER (Gravesend)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the conditions under which British subjects, white and coloured, may undertake to do unskilled work in the mines of the Transvaal.
§ The UNDER - SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. CHURCHILL,) Manchester, N.W.
The special restrictions imposed by the Labour Importation Ordinance apply to the classes specified in the Ordinance, viz.: non-Europeans other than Africans south of twelve degrees north of the equator introduced under contract for work in the mines. No similar restrictions apply to other British subjects.
§ Sir GILBERT PARKER
asked if the Government had taken any steps to remove this disability from British labour.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
A provision was inserted in the Transvaal constitution which will have the effect of abrogating it.