HC Deb 22 February 1904 vol 130 cc559-60
The MASTER OF ELIBANK (Edinburgh, Midlothian)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the Government has considered the possibility of reverting to and amplifying the practice of the late Boer Government of remitting or reducing the hut tax in the Transvaal, in proportion to the amount of work done by the natives during the year, such work being proved on production of certificates from their employers, and thus affording them an inducement, by way of extra re-[...] ion, to further the agricultural and industrial development of the country.


This matter is receiving my attention in connection with the evidence given by Boer witnesses before the Labour Commission.