§ MR. CHAMBERLAIN (Birmingham, W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether King Umbandine has recently addressed any petition either to Sir Arthur Havelock or to the Colonial Office, praying for a British Protectorate of Swaziland; and, 363 if so, what reply has or will be made to his application?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Baron H. DE WORMS, Liverpool, Toxteth)
No such petition has been received at the Colonial Office, nor is there any information of such a petition having been addressed to Sir Arthur Havelock. I may refer my right hon. Friend to the replies on this subject which I gave to the hon. Member for Leicester on the 25th of February and 8th instant.