70. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information to give to the House regarding the refusal of assent to the Natal Provincial Ordinance by the Governor-General?
I assume that my hon. Friend alludes to the Ordinance dealing with the township franchise referred to in his question of the 11th August last. The assent of the Governor-General was withheld on the advice of his Ministers under the provisions of Section 90 of the South Africa Act, 1909.