HC Deb 01 July 1907 vol 177 c351

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether duplicates of official correspondence sent from the Colonial Office to the Governor and the Government of the Transvaal, and received by the Colonial Office from the Governor and Government of the Transvaal, are sent to the Agents General of the Transvaal in London; and whether it is the custom to furnish the High Commissioners and Agents-General of the self-governing Colonies with duplicate copies of correspondence passing between this Government and the Colonies on the despatch or the receipt of such correspondence.


No such general practice as is indicated by the hon. Member exists, but there is, of course, no reason why copies of particular despatches passing between the Secretary of State and the Governors of the self-governing Colonies should not be communicated to the High Commissioners or Agents-General whenever such a course is found convenient.