HC Deb 26 March 1886 vol 304 cc23-4
MR. VALENTINE (Cumberland, Cockermouth)

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether the Proclamation made by the Government of Cape Colony, allowing the sale of intoxicating drinks in the Transkei is still in force, or if it has been withdrawn; and, if the latter, what was the date of the withdrawal?


By a Proclamation dated October 8, 1885, of the Government of the Cape Colony, and amended by a Proclamation dated December 31, 1885, the sale of spirituous liquors to any Native, unless he should produce a permit signed by a magistrate, a Justice of the Peace, or field cornet, was prohibited in the Transkeian territory. These Proclamations are still in force. There is no prohibition against the sale of other liquors to Natives, although the importation of wine, beer, and other intoxicating liquors into the territory, except under certain conditions, is strictly forbidden. Papers relating to the subject were laid by me yesterday on the Table, and will be circulated in a few days.