§ MR. JOHN ELLIS (Notts, Rushcliffe)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the elaborate provisions in the form of a regulation, mentioned in paragraph 26 of the enclosure in his dispatch to Sir A. Milner of 13th January, 1898, respecting the administration of the British South Africa Company, have now received his approval, and can be laid before the House?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
I have already stated in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for the Chesterfield Division of Derbyshire, that the correspondence is not yet complete, and that, when it is so, papers will be laid on the Table.
§ MR. JOHN ELLIS
Can the right hon. Gentleman give us any idea when this particular matter will be complete?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES
I am afraid it is impossible; it is now with the High Commissioner, and I do not know when I shall receive his Report.