HC Deb 07 August 1890 vol 348 cc98-9
MR. LAWRENCE (Liverpool, Abercromby)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the power of the Transvaal to acquire concessions in Amatonga is confined strictly to the right of way for a railroad to Kosi Bay, or will permit it to acquire lands for purposes of re-sale by concessionaires of railway; if the latter, whether any, and what, limits of purchase are provided for; and whether such lands are to be subject to Transvaal or English jurisdiction?


It is not contemplated that by the Treaty with the Queen Zambili, the terms of which are to be approved by Her Majesty's Government as provided by Article IV of the Convention of 1884, more land is to be acquired than is substantially required for the service of the railway, including strips of land on each side. The contingency contemplated by my hon. Friend does not appear to arise. The lands would be subject to Transvaal jurisdiction, but rights of crossing are preserved.

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