HC Deb 21 November 1906 vol 165 c820
MR. LUPTON (Lincolnshire, Sleaford)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Lord Selborne is at present in the Cape Colony, and whether Sir R. Solomon is in England; and, if so, under those circumstances who is responsible for the effective carrying out of the policy of His Majesty's Government for repatriating immoral coolies in the Rand mines?


Lord Selborne's temporary absence at the Cape, where he has been on a short visit, does not in any way interfere with his responsibility to His Majesty's Government. Sir R. Solomon is in England and Mr. Duncan has been appointed acting Lieutenant-Governor in his absence.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the desirability of indefinitely extending Lord Selborne's leave of absence?

[No Answer was returned.]