§ SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the published report of the dispatch of the Transvaal Government repudiating the Queen's Suzerainty is correct; and whether he can state what reply thereto has been made by Her Majesty's Government?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES
I am not quite certain whether the dispatch has been published absolutely in full in any newspaper, but the extracts which have appeared are practically correct. No reply has yet been made, as far as I have seen.