HC Deb 29 June 1896 vol 42 c270
MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)

asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether his attention had been called to the statements in Saturday's newspapers that the Legislative Council—which meant the Upper Chamber—of Cape Colony had adopted a resolution calling upon the Government of the Colony to approach the Imperial Government in order to ask them to extend to the Irish political prisoners similar clemency to that extended by President Kruger to the Reform leaders—[Nationalist cheers]—and whether that resolution had been supported by the Attorney General and adopted by the Legislative Council unanimously; and whether Her Majesty's Government had yet received any representation of the nature referred to from the Cape?


The Question was only put into my hands since I reached the House. Therefore, I have been unable to make inquiries. I have no information on the subject.


said he would repeat the Question in a couple of days.