§ 25. Mr. CHARLES BUXTON
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, seeing that Tshekedi, the paramount chief of Bechuanaland, has requested the High Commissioner in South Africa to give formal notice terminating the concession granted by his father, King Khama, nearly 40 years ago to the British South Africa Company, and that the chief and his people have offered to repay to the British South Africa Company the whole of the moneys paid to them for this concession, he will state what action has been taken by the High Commissioner in the matter?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for DOMINION AFFAIRS (Mr. J. H. Thomas)
Yes, Sir, a proposal has been made, and I am now in communication with the company.
§ Captain CAZALET
In considering this matter, will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider the question of the concession about which we have had many promises during the last five or six years.
§ Mr. THOMAS
I should like to have notice of that question, as I do not know its exact connection with this matter.