§ MR. LEVY (Leicestershire, Lough-borough)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that in some of the compounds in South Africa Chinese who refuse to go down the mines unless paid 2s. per day are tied up to a pole by their pigtails in such a way that their toes only just touch the ground, and are then thrashed; and will he give instructions for an immediate discontinuance of such punishment.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) No, Sir; I am not aware of this.