HC Deb 18 March 1879 vol 244 cc1159-60

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Why the Despatch of Lord Chelmsford, dated December 14th, 1878, including a Memorandum on the force required in the event of the invasion of Zululand being decided on, which was promised to the House on the first night of the Session, has not yet been laid upon the Table of the House?


replied to the Question, saying, that so far as the Correspondence connected with the War Office was concerned, the documents were in print and might be placed on the Table almost at any time, and he hoped they might be circulated in the course of to-morrow or the next day. But most of those which were of any importance had already appeared in the other series of Papers. The greater portion of the Documents were rather of a departmental, than of a public, character.