§ MR. J. RAMSAY MACDONALD (Leicester)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a Bill of Indemnity has passed its Second Reading in the House of Assembly in Natal; whether by one of the provisions of this Bill, officers and agents of the Natal Government are indemnified for acts that may still be committed as well as for those that have been committed; and whether such a provision has hitherto been inserted in Acts of Indemnity.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. CHURCHILL,) Manchester, N.W.
A Bill substantially in the form described by my hon. friend has been introduced in the Natal House of Assembly, and the Secretary of State is now communicating with the Governor on the subject of its provisions, for some of which there is no modern precedent.