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