HC Deb 13 May 1907 vol 174 cc607-8

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if it is proposed that a large voluntary force should be organised in the Transvaal; whether this suggestion comprises the raising of a volunteer force of artillery; whether the Transvaal Government have ordered, or propose to order, any reduction to be effected in the cost of the present volunteer forces of that Colony; and whether the Transvaal Government have given or propose to give instructions that any reduction should be made in the South African Constabulary in the Transvaal.


I have no knowledge of the matters referred to. Questions affecting the forces of a self-governing Colony are the immediate concern of the Colonial Office, and this Question should be addressed to my right hon. friend.