HC Deb 07 May 1883 vol 279 cc22-3

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, What efforts have been made by Her Majesty's Government to take advantage of what was regarded in November 1882 as "the present opportune moment" for releasing the Chief Langalibalele from captivity; whether Her Majesty's Government still entertain the hope they did in 1880 that "there are no insurmountable obstacles to that Chief's early-return to Natal;" and, whether he will lay any Correspondence on the subject upon the Table of the House?


Sir Henry Bulwer has been requested to prepare and transmit the conditions which are thought necessary to be attached to the return of Langalibalele, and as soon as the Legislative Council of Natal reassemble they will be informed of the details of the proposed arrangement, which will then, I hope, be carried out without delay. The Correspondence in the matter will be laid on the Table with the next collection of Natal Papers.