§ MR. WHITELEY (Stockport)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies if the Government has further information as to whether the Colony of Natal will have any voice in the terms of annexation of Eastern Pondoland so far as relates to the trade carried on between the two countries; and seeing that the trade of Eastern Pondoland has hitherto been carried on through Natal, and Natal merchants and traders have invested capital in the country and upon 1438 the borders, whether the Government will provide that no restrictions shall be placed on the importation of goods from Natal, so as to divert the trade to the Cape Colony?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. S. BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
I am afraid it would be inexpedient for me, at the present moment, to add anything to the answer I gave on the 20th of March to the hon. Member for the Kirk-dale Division of Liverpool.