§ 63. Mr. H. G. WILLIAMS
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he will make inquiries as to the particulars of the suggested compromise in respect of the native franchise in the Cape Province of the Union of South Africa?
66. Mr. CREECH JONES
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he will ask for a report from His Majesty's High Commissioner in the Union of South Africa on the recent proposals as regards native representation?
Mr. M. MacDONALD
The matter relates to legislation which is at present under the consideration of the Parliament of the Union of South Africa. I am being kept informed as to the position by the United Kingdom High Commissioner in the Union.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Does the Statute of Westminster entirely deprive my right hon. Friend of any power to protect the legitimate interests of these natives?
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the other scheme is no compromise whatever, and that they are both diametrically opposed to the interests of justice?
§ Brigadier-General Sir HENRY CROFT
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that great anxiety has been expressed by those who are qualified to speak for the natives in Cape Province?