§ MR. BLACK (Banffshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to a statement by Lord Milner, made upon 20th June, in response to a deputation from the Chamber of Mines in Johannesburg, to the effect that it is the intention of the Government that the people of the Transvaal should be consulted as to legislative measures; and whether effect is being given to this promise in the constitution of the legislative bodies for the Transvaal and Orange River Colonies respectively.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
I have seen a press report on the subject. If Lord Milner is correctly reported, he does not appear to have given any promise affecting the constitution of the legislative bodies of the Transvaal and Orange River Colony but merely that the usual publicity would be given to the projected measures of the Government.