HC Deb 29 October 1908 vol 195 c480
MR. STAVELEY-HILL (Staffordshire, Kingswinford)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Portuguese Government are encouraging the recruiting of native labour from their Colonies for the Rand Mines; and whether payment is made to the Portuguese Government for each native recruited.

THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Colonel Seely, Liverpool, Abercromby)

Perhaps I may be allowed to answer this Question. The recruiting of Portuguese natives for the Rand Mines is regulated by the Agreement of December, 1901, printed at page 189 of Cd. 2104. Articles VI. and IX. specify the payments to be made to the Portuguese Government.