§ MR. GEORGE WYNDHAM (Dover)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether he has received any reply to his telegram (No. 212, Blue Book, South African Republic, p. 81) addressed on 30th January to Sir Hercules Robinson; and, if so, whether, since it is not included in the Blue Book, Her Majesty's Government have any objection to laying it upon the Table of the House?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
The investigation of the matters referred to is not yet concluded, and therefore the correspondence is not complete. I am informed by the British Agent at Pretoria that the reports cabled home from Johannesburg were grossly exaggerated, but that he has brought to the notice of the Government of the South African Republic such of the complaints as appeared to be well founded.