§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the action of Mr. Schreiner and other members of the Cape Government is at present under review, and whether the Governor of Cape Colony will be allowed to dismiss the Cape Colony Cabinet, dissolve the Legislature, and for the time being proclaim his own authority; and whether there is any precedent, since the establishment of responsible government in a colony of the British Crown, for such a course.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
The question of the hon. Member appears to be founded on newspaper reports, which, as far as Her Majesty's Government are aware, have no foundation.