HC Deb 23 May 1879 vol 246 c1141

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is true that an application has been made to the Indian Government for re-inforcements to be sent to South Africa, and that the application has been declined in consequence of the Government of India having expressed a desire to retain the extra forces which were detained in India on the outbreak of the Afghan War?


I am not aware, Sir, of anything which can give the slightest foundation for the report.