HC Deb 07 May 1897 vol 49 c17
MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)

I wish to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies a Question of which I have given him private notice— whether it is true, as stated in the newspapers, that the Volksraad have repealed the Immigration Law, and whether this action is taken in accordance with a letter sent to the Volksraad by the South African Government themselves.


I have seen the statements in the newspapers and I have no reason to disbelieve them. At the same time I have not received official confirmation, but I need hardly add that if the statements should turn out to be true it will greatly relieve, the tension which has existed, unfortunately, between Her Majesty's Government, and the Government of the Transvaal. [Cheers.]