HC Deb 04 July 1905 vol 148 cc976-7
MR. WHITLEY (Halifax)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that at the first meeting, in Heidelberg, of creditors in the insolvent estate of Mr. Van Rensburg, who recently resigned his seat as a nominated member of the Inter-Colonial Council, debts to the amount of £51,000 were proved, and included in the list Was a sum of £20,030 due to the Colonial Treasurer of the Transvaal; and can he say for what purpose this loan was made.


I have not yet received the information, but hope to do so shortly,


I first put the Question down eleven days ago and then postponed it for a week at the right hon. Gentleman's request. Surely it does not take all this time to get the information. Has the right hon. Gentleman cabled for it? Shall I repeat the Question on Thursday?


I cannot say if I shall have the information by then.