§ MR. LAMBERT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will indicate where can be found the authentic reasons of Generals Botha, Delarey, and Smuts for refusing to join the Transvaal Legislative Council.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
The reasons for refusal were given in a correspondence with Lord Milner, which was published in the Transvaal newspapers in February. I have had a copy of this correspondence placed in the Library.