HC Deb 23 July 1902 vol 111 cc1011-2
MR. THOMAS SHAW (Hawick Burghs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the position of the Civil Servants of the late South African Republics, some of whom held office for years prior to the outbreak of the war, and were eligible for pensions under the laws of the Republics; and whether the cases of such Civil Servants will be considered by the Government at Home, or by the Governments of the new Colonies, with a view of continuing to these persons under the new régime. their rights to service or pension as under the laws of the late Republics.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Chamberlain.) The rights to service or pension of servants of the late Governments cannot be recognised. A certain number have, however, been re-employed and some pensions have been granted. Each case will be dealt with on its merits.