HC Deb 14 December 1900 vol 88 cc820-1
MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state, without detriment to the public interests, why no reparation can be made to Mr. Merriman for the want of consideration shown to him in withholding from him any opportunity of passing observations on his letter published in August by Her Majesty's Government.

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. Chamberlain,) Birmingham, W.

I am not aware that Mr. Merriman has suffered any injury, and I do not see that any reparation is required.


Is it intended to remove in any way the impression in the public mind——


Order, order !


Then I shall call attention to this matter to-morrow.