HC Deb 13 March 1905 vol 142 c1183
MR. MARKHAM (Nottinghamshire, Mansfield)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, seeing that the profits derived by the Transvaal Government from the Premier Mine will be more than sufficient to meet the interest and sinking fund on the first £10,000,000 of the Transvaal contribution, he will say whether the mineowners have represented to Lord Milner that the floating of this loan was inopportune till the revenues from the Premier Mine would meet the interest and sinking fund on such loan; and, if so, whether he will lay upon the Table the despatches he has received from Lord Milner bearing on this question of the revenues of the Premier Mine in respect to the financial position of the Transvaal.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) I have no information as to any such representations having been made to Lord Milner.