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Mortality Among Chinese Labourers In South Africa

Volume 180: debated on Thursday 15 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies how many indentured Chinese labourers in South Africa died during the month of July, 1907; how many were discharged for repatriation during that month; and what was the total number available for the mines on the 1st August, 1907.

I have no official information, but according to a Reuter telegram thirty-three died during the month of July, and one was struck off the strength, leaving 51,441 available for the mines on 1st August.