§ MR. MARKHAM (Nottinghamshire, Mansfield)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to provide from the revenues of the Transvaal pensions for the widows and relatives of both British and Boers who have fallen in South Africa; and whether, seeing the difficulties of collecting taxation from the Transvaal after the establishment of 80 responsible government, he will undertake before any charge is levied on the mines that these pensions shall be a first charge.
(Answer.) Pensions are already provided for the widows and children of Members of the British forces who are entitled to be pensioned. There is no intention to make any other provision.—(Colonial Office.)