§ 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?
§ MR. CHURCHILL
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.
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the desirability of indefinitely extending Lord Selborne's leave of absence?
§ [No Answer was returned.]