HC Deb 10 June 1880 vol 252 cc1614-5

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, From what funds it is pro- posed to pay the salary of Sir George Colley, who has been appointed to discharge the functions of High Commissioner in South Africa in place of Sir Bartle Frere; and, whether any charge for this salary will be borne upon the Estimates for the United Kingdom?


Sir George Pomeroy Colley's salary and allowance, £5,000 in all, will be paid partly out of Colonial funds, partly, if it be the will of Parliament, by a sum of £2,500 per annum which we propose to ask Parliament to grant. I ought to explain to the hon. Member that Sir George Colley is not High Commissioner in South Africa. Sir Bartle Frere is High Commissioner in South Africa, as Sir Henry Barkly practically was before him, and receives £1,000 a-year out of Cape funds for discharging the duties of that office in addition to his salary as Governor. It was as High Commissioner for South-East Africa—that is, for Natal, the Transvaal, and all the enormous territories which lie near them—that Sir Bartle Frere received an extra £2,000 a-year from Imperial funds.