HC Deb 10 June 1880 vol 252 cc1602-3

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- 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.