HC Deb 06 March 1906 vol 153 c290

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, as the biennial registration of voters in the Cape Colony will take place early in 1907, the 10,000 Colonists disfranchised in the latter months of 1902 for a period of five years for having taken part in the war cannot have their names restored to the register until 1909, after the election of the new House of Assembly; and whether any steps will be taken to prevent this extension of the term of disfranchisement.


The matter is one for the consideration of the Government of the Cape Colony, which, as the hon. Gentleman is aware, enjoys full powers of responsible Government.