HC Deb 30 June 1904 vol 137 cc156-7

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies what reply he has received to the explanation called for from Sir Arthur Lawley regarding the statement made by him, on the 18th May last, that the decision of the Supreme Court of the Transvaal, confirming the trading rights of British-Indian subjects there, will not be tolerated; whether the reply explains why Sir Arthur Lawley made such a statement without the knowledge or sanction of the Secretary of State or Lord Milner; and will he place the Papers relating to this subject on the Table of the House.


I have now before me a verbatim report of Sir A. Lawley's speech on this occasion, which I will send to my hon. friend. He will find that he has been misinformed as to its contents, and that the statement attributed to Sir A. Lawley was never made.