§ MR. FELL (Great Yarmouth)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if the experiment of finding work in the mines of the Transvaal for the unemployed white workmen has now been concluded; if it has been successful; how many men were found work; and how many are now continuing to work.
§ THE UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Colonel SEELY,) Liverpool, Abercromby
The employment of unskilled white labour I believe continues, and according to the Chamber of Mines Executive Committee's Report for May, which is the latest information received, the mines had been asked to find work for a further 350 men, and 126 had actually been placed. The cost of the work is at present somewhat higher than that of Kaffirs.
§ [No Answer was returned.]