§ MR. LAMBERT (Devon, South Molton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state approximately what number of Uitlanders in the South African Republic, have the right to exercise the franchise for the first Volksraad now, and what number would have it presuming the conditions were the same as in the Orange Free State; and if he could state what number would receive it within a reasonable time under Sir Alfred Miner's proposals, and how this would compare with the latest proposals of President Kruger.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN, Birmingham, W.)
I have not yet 1413 received the information from Sir Alfred Milner. No doubt he has found it necessary to communicate with the British Vice-Consul at Johannesburg, and it may take some time before the information reaches me. I will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as it does, and ask him then to repeat his question.