HC Deb 28 May 1883 vol 279 cc962-3

In view of the events that have occurred, and are still occurring, not merely in the Transvaal and Bechuanaland, but also in Zululand, Basutoland, and other parts of South Africa, forming part of, or adjacent to Her Majesty's Dominions, and the statements that have been made by the Government, and the manner in which Questions on the subject have been replied to in this House, I beg to give Notice that I will take the earliest opportunity of moving— That this House will immediately resolve itself into Committee with the view of taking into consideration the condition of Her Majesty's South African Dominions, and the territories adjacent thereto. I will also ask the Prime Minister if he can afford me facilities for bringing forward this Motion?



gave Notice that, in the event of the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Treasury fixing a day for the discussion of the large question of the policy of Her Majesty's Government in South Africa, he should move that the Order of the Day for the debate on the minor matter of Bechuanaland be discharged.