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?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
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.