§ MR. J. O'KELLY (Roscommon, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary for the Colonies whether a communication has been received from the Transvaal Government denying the existence of Her Majesty's suzerainty over that Republic; and, if so, when that communication will be laid before Parliament?
§ SIR ELLIS ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
At the same time I will ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received a dispatch from President Kruger declining to recognise the Queen's suzerainty over the Transvaal; and, if so, whether he can inform the House as to the tenor of the reply of Her Majesty's Government.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
The answer is in the negative. No such communication has been received by Her Majesty's Government.