HC Deb 08 March 1898 vol 54 cc964-5
MR. THOMAS BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) whether the scheme for the administration of the British South Africa Company, which is detailed in Parliamentary Paper, C. 8732, will be submitted to the consideration of the House of Commons before being acted upon; and (2) whether the further scheme in contemplation for the regulation of Native affairs will be shortly submitted to Parliament?


The necessary instruments for carrying the scheme into effect will take some time to prepare, and if there is any general desire to discuss the arrangement (of which I have not yet had any intimation), I do not doubt that opportunity can be found on Supply. With regard to the second part of the Question, the correspondence is not yet complete, and, when it is so, Papers will be laid on the Table.