HC Deb 27 May 1875 vol 224 cc923-4

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, If it be true, as reported, that Mr. Froude has been sent on a special mission to the Cape Colony; and, if so, would Her Majesty's Government have any objection to state the object of his mission?


Sir, Mr. Froude, having already decided to re-visit South Africa, my noble Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies (the Earl of Carnarvon) has thought it advisable to make use of his ability, and the information which he has acquired respecting the Colonies and States of that part of the African Continent, by requesting him to take part in a conference which it is proposed to hold with the view of discussing questions connected with the treatment of the Natives, and other matters of importance. The despatch upon the subject will be presented to Parliament without delay.