§ MR. BOTTOMLEY (Hackney, S.)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to a case recently before Mr. Graham Cross in the E Court at Johannesburg, in which Emma Grovernor (a coloured woman), Martha Muller and John Jacobs (whites), William John Matthews (coloured), and two Chinamen named Wee Chang Juen and Lu Te Sing were charged with a contravention of the Immorality Law, in keeping a brothel at No. 8, Fox Street; whether he is aware that evidence was given to the effect that between two and three hundred Chinamen had been seen waiting in the back-yard of the house, being admitted two at a time to a room in which the two women were; that Wee Chang Juen was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment and ten lashes, and the two whites and the coloured woman were committed for trial; and whether he will state if the trial of the committed prisoners has yet taken place; and, if so, with what result.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (MR. CHURCHILL, Manchester, N.W.)
No, Sir. I have not seen the report in question.