§ MR. J. WARD (Stoke-on-Trent)
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if his attention had been called to the strike of white miners in the Rand gold mines and if he had any information to give the House with regard to this serious dispute; were the disturbances due to an attempt on the part of the mine-owners to engage Chinese labour on work formerly done by white workmen, contrary to the stipulations of the Chinese Labour Ordinance; and what action was it proposed to take in the matter.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
said he had no information with regard to the reported strike other than that contained in the newspapers, but he had every confidence that the local Government of the Transvaal would be fully able to deal with any situation that might arise there.