HC Deb 31 March 1881 vol 260 cc347-8

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether the Transvaal State will be designated as "the South African Republic," when under the suzerainty of the British Crown; and, whether the reserved control of its relations with Foreign Powers will include the control of its relations with independent chiefs of Native tribes?


Sir, to my hon. Friend's second Question I must answer—Yes. The Commission will have to determine the manner and extent of the control to be exercised, and it will be also part of its duty to consider the question of the name of the Transvaal State, due regard being had to all relevant circumstances.