HC Deb 02 July 1900 vol 85 c262
*MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he can state on what conditions President Kruger offered a five years franchise before the outbreak of the war to the Outlanders in the Transvaal; and whether he can also state what are the naturalisation qualifications and penalties in Austria, Russia, New South Wales, America, and England.


The conditions of President Kruger's offer are contained in the Parliamentary Paper, South Africa, 9521, page 44 and following pages. With regard to the second part of the question I think that the excursion into comparative jurisprudence which I am invited to make is somewhat outside my province.


Is not the qualification in Austria ten years? If so, why go to war with Kruger on the franchise?


Order, order!