HC Deb 20 March 1868 vol 190 cc1979-80

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether the New Zealand Government has wholly refused to fulfil the conditions upon which a British Regiment is stationed in that Colony free of charge; Whether the sums appropriated during the last two years to Native purposes by the New Zealand Assembly, instead of the £50,000 per annum stipulated for, have not in fact been £23,751 and £24,058 respectively; and upon what conditions it is now intended to station a British Regiment in New Zealand free of charge to the Colony, and what are the grounds for supposing that such conditions will be accepted and fulfilled by the New Zealand Government?


, in reply, said, he had to state to the House that there was no intention to retain a single British Regiment in New Zealand, and that, he thought, would dispose of the hon. Gentleman's whole Question.