HC Deb 13 December 1906 vol 167 c661
MR. MOLTENO (Dumfriesshire)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in regard to the rumoured negotiations for the removal of a body of native prisoners from Natal to the Transvaal, he can state under what law and by what authority it is possible to transport natives from Natal to the Transvaal; and, in the event of such natives being so transported, under what law and by what authority they can be detained in the latter Colony against their will; and whether, in previous cases, such as the detention of the Natal Native Chief Langolibalele in the Cape Colony, special legislation had to be resorted to to which the assent of the Crown was necessary.


The necessary legislative authority is given by the Natal Act No. 15 of 1905, and the Transvaal Ordinance No. 36 of 1904. Special legislation was passed in the case of Langolibalele and in some other cases which, in view of the provisions of the above Ordinances, is not required in the present instance.