HC Deb 04 February 1908 vol 183 cc712-3
MR. W. T. WILSON (Lancashire, Westhoughton)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state the number of Chinese who were repatriated from South Africa during the year 1907.


The numbers repatriated were:—

During the first quarter 1,188
During the second quarter 1,947
During the third quarter 5,051
During the fourth quarter 10,876
Total for the twelve months 19,062
MR. MYER (Lambeth, N.)

May I ask whether these Chinese have been replaced by native labour?


Yes, Sir. Up to the present their places have been much more than filled by native labour.