§ MR. FELL (Great Yarmouth)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has received information that the loan for £5,000,000 has been passed by the Transvaal Parliament; and has he any summary of the Act, giving the objects upon which the proceeds of the loan are to be spent.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (MR. CHURCHILL, Manchester, N.W.)
Yes, Sir, but my semi-official information with regard to its contents can only be of secondary value. The hon. Member will appreciate that we must leave the Bill in its final form.
§ MR. FELL
Will full particulars be given this House of the objects to which the money will be applied?
§ MR. CHURCHILL
Very full information will be given as to the purposes to which the loan will be applied, so far as that information is in the Government's possession.
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
Am I not right in saying the Transvaal is a self-governing Colony?
§ [No Answer was returned.]