HC Deb 17 June 1879 vol 247 cc25-6

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether his at- tention has been directed to the statement of the Special Correspondent of the "Cape Times" published in the "Echo" of June the 12th, who writes from the Lower Tugela that— There has been a good deal of flogging in the camp and on the march since the reinforcements were landed in Natal. Three of the Buff's were tied up on Tuesday morning, and the 88th, I hear, have had quite a festival of cats on the banks of the Tugela?


in reply, said, that beyond the statements which had appeared in the newspapers, to which the hon. Member referred, he had received no information on the subject. He would, however, direct inquiries to be made with reference to it.


asked, if information in regard to such allegations would not be sent as a matter of course to the Horse Guards, with directions to make inquiry?


I can only repeat that I have no information on the matter.