§ SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
had on the Paper the following Question: To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is a fact that the Boer policeman Jones has been acquitted on the charge of shooting Mr. Edgar, an Englishman resident in Johannesburg; and what steps Her Majesty's Government propose to take to secure justice for British residents in the Transvaal? On being being called upon, the honourable Member said he would simply inquire if the right honourable Gentleman could add anything to the answer given on his 19 behalf on 2nd March to the honourable Member for Cumberland.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
I can add nothing except that I have since heard it is true the policeman was acquitted.