HC Deb 28 July 1896 vol 43 cc825-6
MR. A. GRIEFITH-BOSCAWEN (Kent, Tunbridge)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether all the territories north of British Bechuanaland declared by Proclamation of the Crown or by Order in Council to be made under the protection of the British Crown, although not annexed by Proclamation or Order in Council or Act of the Imperial or Colonial Legislature, are included in and form part of the dominions of the Crown?


The Question asked has been argued at the Bar of the Queen's Bench during the last few days, and as I do not know whether the Court has yet pronounced its opinion on the point, I must ask leave to refrain from expressing any opinion of my own.