HC Deb 24 February 1881 vol 258 cc1660-1

said, he desired to put a Question to the right hon. Gentleman the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, of which he had given him private Notice— namely, Whether he could inform the House of the present sate of the negotiations between the authorities of the Cape Colony and the Basutos; and, whether there was a prospect of the renewal of the armistice which would terminate to-morrow?


An answer was received from Lerothodi and others, which was not satisfactory to the Cape Ministry. It sent, in reply, certain terms, requiring agreement to them within 24 hours. We do not yet know the result.