HC Deb 14 March 1912 vol 35 c1254

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now state the percentage of mortality as disclosed in the latest available Returns among the non-indigenous black population employed in the Rand mining industry; whether he can state the percentage that prevailed among the Chinese labourers at the date of their repatriation; and whether he is aware of a resolution that has been recently passed by a public body in the Transvaal asking that labour from the Chinese Republic be permitted?

Colonel SEELY

The official Returns in the possession of the Secretary of State do not distinguish between indigenous and non-indigenous natives. The death rate of the Chinese for the year 1909 from all causes was 11.51. He has no official information of any proposal with regard to Chinese labour.