HC Deb 08 August 1872 vol 213 cc698-9

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether any lands now under the control of the Crown will be transferred to the control of the Cape Colony, in case responsible government shall be established there; and, if so, what arrangements it is intended to make for the purpose of securing that such lands shall be avail- able for emigration, and the proceeds of sale be applied to emigration and to public improvements in connection with those lands?


When responsible government is established the control of such Crown lands in the Cape Colony as are not specially reserved will be vested in the Governor in Council, and such lands will be leased, sold, or otherwise disposed of in such manner as the responsible Ministers may advise. Her Majesty's Government do not contemplate enforcing any special conditions or restrictions differing in principle from those applied to other colonies under responsible government.