§ MR. FAWCETT
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer a Question, of which I have given him private Notice. I wish to know, Whether it is true, as reported by a Reuter's telegram, printed, I think, in all the journals this morning, that General Maude's division has received orders to advance; whether the division is to go to Cabul; whether such an order has been given by the Home authorities; and, if so, what are the reasons for taking such a step?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
Sir, no such order was given by the Home authorities. Neither have we received any communication on the subject, nor have we any reason to believe there is any truth in the report.