HC Deb 01 August 1918 vol 109 c612
57. Sir F. HALL

asked the Prime Minister if the statement by General Smuts in a speech at the Cannon Street Hotel on the 24th July, as to the incorporation of German South-West Africa in the British Dominions was made after consultation with him or with his knowledge and the approval of the Government?


The statement made by General Smuts was that "it was the strongest wish of every South African that German South-West Africa should remain part of the territory of the Union." The Government was not previously consulted in regard to it, nor was it necessary to do so.


The Government agreed to do that?

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