§ SIR ELLIS ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether President Kruger and the Executive Council of the Transvaal have dismissed 1052 Chief Justice Kotze, head of the High Court, from his office; whether Judge Gregorowski, who was brought from the Orange Free State to try the Reform leaders, has been appointed Chief Justice; and what steps Her Majesty's Government propose to take in order to secure justice for the Uitlander majority of the population?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
I have no official information on the subject, but I have no reason to doubt the accuracy of the statements in the Question. Her Majesty's Government will continue to abstain from interference in the internal affairs of the Republic as long as the terms of the Convention of 1884 are strictly observed.