§ MR. BLACK (Banffshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state of how many members each legislative council for the Transvaal and Orange River Colonies respectively is to consist, and will it be a disqualification for the council; that a 401 man not originally a British subject has been in arms against us; and will any steps be taken to ascertain whether some reasonable proportion of the nominations to each council proposed by His Majesty's Government are acceptable to the majority of the inhabitants of the colony to be governed; and, if so, what steps will be taken to that end.
I beg also to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Sir Alfred Milner is to preside over both of the legislative councils for the Transvaal and Orange River Colony; and, if not over both, over which will he preside, and who will preside over the other; and can he say where will each legislative council hold its sessions.
I beg to further ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether in the scheme for civil administration it is proposed to have two separate legislative councils, one for the Transvaal and another for the Orange River Colony, and in what language the Orders of these councils will be promulgated.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
The details as to which the hon. Member asks for information have not yet been settled. They will be considered after Sir A. Milner arrives in this country.