HC Deb 08 April 1902 vol 105 c1249

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the sale of farms in the Orange River Colony or Transvaal to recover from the owners the cost of maintenance of their families in the concentration camps, when such owners remained on commando after 15th September, 1901, has been sanctioned by any legislation or regulation of equivalent force to legislation in those Colonies; or whether such sale will require an Act to be passed either in the Colonies or in the Imperial Parliament to give an indefeasible title to the purchasers.


The sale of farms has been sanctioned by Lord Milner's Proclamation No. 18 of 1901, which will have the effect of giving an indefeasible title to purchasers.