§ 68. Dr. CHAPPLE
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether an appeal to a third party is provided for in case of dispute under the agreements between the British Phosphate Commission and Chinese mechanics and Chinese coolies imported for service into Nauru Island?
I understand that these agreements are subject to the approval of the Administrator, who satisfies himself before approving that the employés understand their nature and terms. The employés are entitled to bring before the Administrator any complaints they may have to make, whether in relation to their agreements or otherwise.
As a matter of fact, this question is administered by Australia under a mandate. While on that matter, I may say that very keen resentment is felt at some of the speeches made during the last Debate on this subject.
§ Mr. B. SMITH
Is the test which is applied to their understanding of the indenture as rigorous as that applying to Chinese seamen?