§ MR. J. W. BARCLAY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he intends to cause any investigation to be made into the details of the expenditure in South Africa connected with the Zulu War; and, whether arrange- 1603 merits have yet been made as to the share of the expenses of the war to be borne by the Colonists?
Probably my hon. Friend is not aware that a financial investigation was made by a Committee appointed for this purpose by the late Government, and that the Report of the Committee has been presented to the House. I am not aware whether I can add anything to the statements in that Report. With regard to the share of the war expenses to be borne by the Colonists, a correspondence is going on upon the subject. A certain amount of progress has been made towards the settlement of a basis; but I am not able to say that any final conclusion has been reached.