HC Deb 16 June 1857 vol 145 cc1893-4

asked the Secretary for the Colonies, Whether the Cape Legislature has determined to diminish their vote of £40,000 towards the expense of locating the German Legion on their frontier by two-thirds, in proportion to the diminished number of the Legion which has gone out; and diverted, in consequence, two-thirds of that sum to other purposes?


said, he had to apologize to the hon. Gentleman for having overlooked the question that he had put upon the Votes. His impression, however, was that no accounts had been received of any such change of purpose as that alluded to on the part of the Colonial Legislature at the Cape. If, however, he found the fact to be otherwise he would apprise the hon. Gentleman of it, so that he might have an opportunity of repeating his question.