§ MR. WEIR (ROSS and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any limit of time is fixed within which applications for compensation must be lodged by the Boers who suffered through the military operations in the Transvaal or Orange River Colony; and will he state the nature of the regulations on the subject, and in what manner they have been made known.
§ * THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Lord STANLEY, Lancashire, Westhoughton)
A limit of time was fixed by successive notices in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony Gazettes in regard to claims lodged with the military authorities. It has been agreed to waive the time limit where the claimant can show that his failure to comply with the provisions of the notices was due to no negligence of his own. Relief in respect of the war losses, other than those arising from requisitions, suffered by the Boers through the military operations, is being given under Article 10 of the Terms of Surrender, and no time has so far been fixed within which claims in respect of such war losses should be submitted.