§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any correspondence passed between the Colonial Office and Lord Milner with reference to the arrest and deportation of Miss Hobhouse from South Africa; and whether the arrest and deportation of that lady were the result of communications from the Colonial Office.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
No correspondence on the subject passed between Lord Milner and the Colonial Office previous to Miss Hobhouse's arrest. I have since received a despatch enclosing two letters from Miss Hobhouse.
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
Did any correspondence pass between the time of Miss Hobhouse's arrest and her deportation?