§ MR. C. P. SCOTT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, whether the express sanction of the Government has been given to the transfer of the Colonial forces in Cape Colony to the control of the Colonial Government; and whether, as stated by Sir Gordon Sprigg in his speech of 2nd December, so far as the Transkeian territories of Cape Colony are concerned, the Commander-in-Chief has no word to say regarding the military operations in that part of the Colony, but they are in the hands of Sir Gordon Sprigg himself.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton
The arrangements referred to have been approved by His Majesty's Government). The civil administration of the Transkei is in the hands of the Colonial authorities, martial law not having been extended to those districts. Whenever military operations, as distinct from police duties, are undertaken in Cape Colony, the authority of the General Commanding-in-Chief is paramount.