HC Deb 10 February 1880 vol 250 cc380-1

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If any financial settlement has been arrived at between the Home Treasury and our South African Colonies as to the large advances made by England in any of the completed wars there; and, if he will be able soon to lay a statement of such settlements upon the Table?


I am sorry to say that no financial settlement has yet been arrived at. Correspondence is still going on between the Home Government and the Colonial Government on the subject. The officers of the Government who have recently been out to South Africa in order to make inquiries have just returned, and are preparing their Reports, which will be laid before the Government in a very few days. I hope, when I have occasion shortly to make a general statement on the subject, to lay the settlements on the Table.