§ 75. Mr. OUTHWAITE
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of Imperial troops now stationed on the Witwatersrand, and the number on the 15th July?
The number remains, I believe, the same as when the troops were originally sent up. The maximum I now understand to have been 2,910.
§ Mr. WEDGWOOD
Will there be any increase in the number of troops on the Rand without the Home Government being informed and their approval being obtained?
§ Mr. OUTHWAITE
Are we to take it that the cables saying that there are 8,000 or 9,000 troops on the Band are false, and that there has been no increase in recent days?
§ Mr. JOHN WARD
Have any special instructions been given to the commanding officers with regard to the interference in labour disputes by these troops?