§ 72. Mr. W. BAKER
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether his attention has been called to the South African Native Lands Bill; and whether, seeing that the Imperial Parliament is responsible for the four Protectorates which are vitally interested in and affected by the problem and its solution, he proposes to confer with General Hertzog whilst the draft Measure is before the South African people for discussion?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for DOMINION AFFAIRS (Mr. Amery)
Yes, Sir, I have seen a copy of the Union of South Africa Natives Land Act, 1913, Amendment. Bill, 1927. The Measure relates solely to the Union of South Africa, and the policy to be adopted is a matter for the Government and Parliament of that Dominion. In the circumstances, the hon. Member will appreciate that the course which he suggests in the last part of his question would not be appropriate.