§ MR. STROYAN (Perthshire, W.)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if it is the intention of the Government to appoint a Commission, or other body, to investigate on the spot and report as to the industrial, commercial, and agricultural position and prospects in the Transvaal and Orange River Colonies, and on the mode of adjusting taxation, with a view to securing the encouragement of the mining industry and the increase of a loyal majority.
§ * SIR M. HICKS BEACH
This question should be addressed to the Colonial Secretary rather than to me. But I may remind the hon. Member that two Commissions have already been appointed and are at work investigating certain matters, and of course it is possible that some further inquiries may be held on others. A general inquiry such as he contemplates is rather a matter for the Government, I think.