§ MR. KIMBER (Wandsworth)
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether any Treaty of Union or Confederation between the Transvaal (South Africa) Republic and the "New Republic," in Zululand, has been entered into; and, if so, whether Her Majesty's Government have, in virtue of the right reserved to Her Majesty by 1615 the London (Transvaal) Convention, approved or disapproved of such Treaty; and, whether the Government are willing to communicate the terms of the Treaty to this House?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
In reply to my hon. Friend, I have to say that a Treaty declaring the South African Republic and the New Republic to be united into one State was concluded at Pretoria on the 14th of September, 1887, and will be found among the Papers presented to Parliament on the 13th instant. This Treaty has not yet been approved by Her Majesty's Government; but it is not anticipated that there will be any obstacle to such approval.