HC Deb 20 March 1911 vol 23 cc198-9W

asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether he will state how many natives were employed in the Transvaal mines according to the latest returns; and whether he can say if any, and how many, were recruited from the British Protectorates which are under the control of his Department, how many from the Dominion of South Africa, and how many from the Portuguese and other foreign States and Territories?


According to the latest official Return received in the Colonial-Office, that for December last, there were 215,867 coloured labourers employed in the Transvaal mines, of whom 191,784 were employed in gold mines. I cannot at present say what the numbers from the Protectorates, the Union or Portuguese territory respectively were, but inquiry it being made.

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