§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if, before any decision is arrived at regarding the future administration of the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, he will yield, as suggested, to the wish expressed by the High Commissioner on behalf of all His Majesty's loyal subjects, and appoint an impartial Royal Commission to report on the various important matters connected with the problem, and the future peace and prosperity of the Colonies concerned.
§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
I cannot accept as accurate all the statements implied in this Question, and I do not quite understand what is meant by the future administration of the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, nor do I know who are included in the phrase "all His Majesty's loyal subjects." But, putting these embroideries aside, as a matter of fact it is intended to send out a Committee to report on the actual results likely to be created by various proposals for the basis of a new Constitution, especially as affected by the numbers, distribution, and social condition of the population.