HC Deb 21 February 1907 vol 169 cc1028-9

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps the Government have taken to protect the vested interests of, those British Indian residents of Vrededorp, Transvaal, who having paid sums of several hundreds of pounds each as transferees of their stands, and having been granted regular trading licences and built up business connections thereon will now, in terms of the Vrededorp Stands Ordinance, become dispossessed of their holdings; whether such persons will receive compensation; and whether, before sanctioning the Ordinance the attention of the Colonial Secretary was drawn to the entirely different treatment accorded to European transferees of these stands who in place of their squatter's title are to receive leases for terms of years. †See Col. 540.


I am not able at present to add anything to the reply returned to a similar Question on Tuesday.†The suggestion that compensation should be given has been brought to the attention of the Transvaal Government.