§ *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.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
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.
§ *MR. FLAVIN
Is not the qualification in Austria ten years? If so, why go to war with Kruger on the franchise?