§ MR. STUART-WORTLEY (Sheffield Hallam)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is a fact that in the month of November, 1895, the Government of the South African Republic, in calling for tenders for the supply of electric light or power for the Government printing office in the town of 672 Pretoria, made an express stipulation that only Continental manufacturers should be employed, thereby excluding British manufacturers.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
Yes. Information on the subject was supplied by the High Commissioner in a despatch of the 27th of June, 1896, printed in the Papers laid before Parliament in April, 1897. (C. 8,423) page 40.