§ MR. COLSTON (Gloucestershire,) Thornbury
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he could see his way to extend the permission already granted to non-commissioned officers in the Army to wear plain clothes when absent from duty with their regiments.
542 what were the respective numbers of whites and Kaffirs employed in the South African mines in May, 1904, before the arrival of the first importation of Chinese labour; and what were the respective numbers of whites, Kaffirs, and Chinese in June and December, 1904, and March, 1905.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) The following are the figures asked for; they are to be found at page 76 and page 96 of [Cd. 2401]:—
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster,) The King's Regulations already permit commanding officers to give permission to dress in plain clothes when on furlough or pass to non-commissioned officers and men of good character.