§ Mr. O'GRADY
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Transvaal Draft Municipal Ordinance has yet been passed by the Transvaal Provincial Council; whether the Ordinance as drafted is ultra vires of the South Africa Act of 1909; whether he has received any representations from or on behalf of the Transvaal Indians in respect thereto; and what action he intends taking in regard to such representations?
§ Colonel SEELY
According to the most recent official information in the possession of the Secretary of State for the Colonies the Transvaal Local Government Ordinance was referred to a Select Committee of the Transvaal Council. He has received a copy of the petition of the Chairman of the British Indian Association against the Bill, and he is in communication with the Union Government on the subject.