§ MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON (Shropshire, Oswestry)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can give to the House any information in respect to the negotiations now proceeding for the settlement of Swaziland?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Baron H. DE WORMS,) Liverpool, East Toxteth
I regret that the negotiations have not reached a stage at which it would be possible to give the House any information except that Her Majesty's Government are at present waiting for a reply from the Government of the South African Republic to the latest communications of Sir H. Loch.
§ MR. S. LEIGHTON
Can the right hon. Gentleman inform the House what the purport of the instructions sent to the High Commissioner is?
§ MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the Government will be in a position to furnish the desired information?
§ BARON H. DE WORMS
The length of time that must elapse will depend on the time it would take to get the answers from the South African Republic.