§ MR. FULLER (Wiltshire, Westbury)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the proposed incorporation of certain portions of the Transvaal Colony with the self-governing Colony of Natal, he can state whether it is proposed to take steps to ensure the representation of the white population of the acquired territory in the Natal Legislature; and, further, whether he can state the date at which the transfer of territory will take place.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
A Rill providing for the annexation of the new territory has, I understand, been just passed by the Natal Legislature. A clause of the Bill provides for franchise rights equal to those accorded to the present inhabitants of Natal. As to the date at which the transfer of territory will actually take place, I can give no information at present.