HC Deb 01 July 1902 vol 110 c416

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if there are any financial or other agreements between the Government and the Chartered Company that are not disclosed in Parliamentary documents; and, if so, will he state the nature of such agreements; and whether there is any financial indebtedness from the Chartered Company to the British Government, or from the British Government to the Chartered Company at present existing; and, if so, will he give particulars.

(Answer.) There is an agreement between the Government and the British South Africa Company for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Clauses 13 and 14 of the Barotseland Order in Council, and an agreement between the British Central Africa Protectorate and the Company, in regard to the cost of the police in North-Eastern Rhodesia. I have no knowledge of any such indebtedness. There may possibly be some claims in respect of stores supplied to the War Office.—(Colonial Office.)