HC Deb 19 June 1899 vol 72 c1485
MR. C. P. SCOTT (Lancashire, Leigh)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, as stated by Sir Alfred Milner in his dispatch dated 4th May, this country was, just before the so-called Jameson Raid, on the verge of war with the Transvaal; and, if so, what were the grounds justifying a declaration of war against the Transvaal by this country at that time.


Sir A. Milner's statement is perfectly correct, and the hon. Member will find full information in Blue Book C. 8474 of May, 1897.