§ MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether Lord Milner has issued a Proclamation making the collection of interest due on mortgages in the Transvaal legal as from 27th October 1901: And, whether ordinary debts other than mortgages on real property are still barred from recovery by process in the courts.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
(1) A Proclamation was issued by Lord Milner on the 9th October1901, making the collection of interest due on mortgages in the Transvaal legal from the date of that Proclamation, the text of which will be found at page 117 of Blue Book Cd. 903. (2) No Court at present exists in the Transvaal having jurisdiction in civil cases where the cause of action arose before the 1st of September 1900, the date of the annexation of the Transvaal.