HC Deb 01 August 1905 vol 150 c1156

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make inquiries from the Government of Natal as to the losses sustained by the farmers in the Mooi River district, in respect of their sheep, at the hands of the neighbouring Kaffirs; whether he is aware that the sentences imposed by magistrates on Kaffirs, when caught, have proved inadequate to put a stop to these thefts; and whether more effective measures can be taken to protect farmers in the due exercise of their calling.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton,) The matter has not been brought to my notice, and is one which entirely rests with the responsible Government of Natal.