HC Deb 09 April 1877 vol 233 cc778-9

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, When they might hope to receive the promised Papers respecting the South African Confederation, so that the House might be able to form an intelligent opinion of what was going on?


Sir, some Papers on the subject will shortly be ready for presentation; but I cannot say when it may be advisable to present them, on account of the present position of affairs, which may perhaps render it necessary that the Papers should be in a more complete shape before they are laid on the Table.