§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been directed to the fact that Dr. Smartt has, in his speeches in various places in Cape Colony, in favour of the suspension of the Cape Constitution, read a letter written to him by Lord Milner in the middle of June, advocating the suspension of the Cape Constitution and authorising Dr. Smartt to make the views of the High Commissioner on this subject known to the public. And, what action, if any, does he propose to take with reference to this intervention of Lord Milner in politics in Cape Colony.
§ MR. BRODRICK (for Mr. CHAMBERLAIN)
(1) I have seen a report of Dr. Smartt's speech; (2) I do not consider any action is necessary.