§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any arrangements have been made by the Colonial Office to ascertain the value of property in land taken under the Chartered Company in South Africa before the breaking out of the war; and whether he can state how these allotments have been affected by the war; and, in case of death of grantees before the war, the property is now vested in any court or officer to whom inquiries as to particular estates can be addressed.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
The Master of the High Court of Southern Rhodesia is the official who has charge of the estates of all persons deceased in Southern Rhodesia to whom inquiries should be addressed. I have no information as to the value of the land in question nor as to how it has been affected by the war.
§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
If particular cases are brought under the notice of the Colonial Office will inquiries be made?
§ Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN
If the hon. Gentleman wishes for information as to 1150 any particular case and will communicate with me privately, I will endeavour to get it for him.