§ SIR BERKELEY SHEFFIELD
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether His Majesty's Government or any member of the Government has received a petition or a memorial signed by over 100 Members urging them to elicit from General Botha an undertaking that the Chinese now in South Africa should be repatriated at the expiration of their licences; and whether he can give any assurance that the guarantee of the forthcoming loan to the Transvaal is not based on any such undertaking.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
I know nothing of such a memorial or petition except from the columns of certain newspapers, and I would advise the hon. Baronet not to pay too much attention to silly rumours of this kind.
§ *MR. SPEAKER
Order, order. The hon. Member is not entitled to make a statement, he can only ask a Question.