HC Deb 25 February 1904 vol 130 c978
MR. BUCHANAN (Perthshire, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, before the Third Reading of the Transvaal Ordinance was taken, there were communications between the Home Government and the Transvaal Government as to the retention of Clause 34 that relates to British-Indians; and whether the retention of that clause in the Ordinance was sanctioned by the Home Government and the Indian Government.


The answer is in the affirmative. Lord Milner was informed by me on behalf of His Majesty's Government that the clause should be regarded as a temporary provision, and the India Office has not raised objection to its retention as a temporary measure.