HC Deb 06 July 1904 vol 137 cc786-7
MR. BRYN ROBERTS (Carnarvonshire,) Eifion

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has now ascertained from Lord Milner whether he is willing to furnish a detailed statement of the moneys expended in repatriation of the Boers after the war, and in compensation for losses sustained by them in or in consequence of the war, and stating the name and address of every person who received £100 or upwards of such moneys, and on what account the same was received.


I have referred the hon. Member's request to Lord Milner, and he informs me that the suggested limitation of the Return to recipients of £100 and upwards would not materially affect the reasons for which I stated that such a Return could not conveniently be prepared, as involving an unjustifiable expenditure of time and money.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is considerable anxiety in South Africa as to whether the money has been properly expended, and is it not desirable to allay that feeling whatever the expense?


was understood to reply that wherever there was money to be distributed there was always anxiety.


Will the right hon. Gentleman give a Return showing the names of the persons whose farms were sold during the time of the war while they were fighting for their country.


I shall raise the question on the Colonial Vote.