§ SIR JOHN COLOMB (Tower Hamlets, Bow, &c.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether Her Majesty's Government entertain any intention of transferring British Bechuanaland, or the British Protectorate to the North of Bechuanaland, to the Cape Colony; and, if so, what circumstances have led Her Majesty's Government to alter its declared determination to maintain the Imperial control over Bechuanaland?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Sir JOHN GORST)(who replied) said (Chatham)
There has been no alteration of intention since the previous recent Questions on this subject were answered; and Her Majesty's Government have no knowledge of any statement or announcement indicating such alteration.
§ DR. CLARK (Caithness)
asked, Whether it was not the case that Her Majesty's Government had, on several occasions, asked the Cape Colony to take over Bechuanaland, and that they had always refused?