§ MR. CARLILE (Hertfordshire, St. Albans)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can give the number of Civil servants of British birth in the Transvaal and Orange River Colonies who, while being retained in the employment of the Colonial Governments, have had their status or rank reduced since the grant of self-government to these Colonies, in order that other persons of Boer or Hollander birth, having a less period of service and experience, should be promoted over them.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Colonel SEELY,) Liverpool, Abercromby
I must 869 refer the hon. Member to Cd. 4,353, and to my reply to the hon. Member for Gravesend on the 12th instant.