HC Deb 23 July 1907 vol 178 c1350

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state what arrangements have been made by the Government of the Orange River Colony to meet the general request of the settlers, Dutch and British, for a revaluation of their farms; and whether the arrangements will come into force before the new Government assumes administration.


I do not know that I can add anything to my Answer to the hon. Member on 9th July, † beyond that the legislation there referred to is to be passed by the existing Legislative Council. The Draft Ordinance was published in the Gazette of the 7th June, and the Governor has reported that no adverse criticism has been made by the settlers or the public.