§ DR. CLARK (Caithness)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any payment has been made by the Chartered Company to the Government of the South African Republic for the cost incurred and the damage sustained by the Government and people of that Republic in consequence of the Jameson Raid; and, if not, what is the cause of the delay; and, whether there has been any correspondence with the Chartered Company on the matter; and, if so, will he lay the correspondence upon the Table of the House?
I am awaiting a further communication from the Government of the South African Republic, pending the receipt of which I have not been in a position to present a claim for indemnity to the British South Africa Company.
§ DR. CLARK
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is a fact that, after copies of the cablegrams between Mr. Rhodes and Dr. Harris, between July and December 1895, had been returned to Mr. Hawksley, a correspondence in regard to them took place between the Colonial Secretary and Mr. Hawksley; and, if so, whether he will lay this correspondence upon the Table of the House?
Some correspondence took place when the cablegrams were shown to the Colonial Office, but I am unaware of any public or private object which would be served by its publication.