HC Deb 10 March 1881 vol 259 c739

gave Notice that, tomorrow, he would ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the first communications with respect to the terms of peace and the armistice now existing between the British troops and the Boers took place after the death of Sir George Colley; whether they were in reference to previous communications or to a new proposal; whether they were due to initiative proceedings on the part of the British Commander or anyone on his behalf, or whether they proceeded from the Boer leaders or anyone on their behalf; and whether a basis of peace had been agreed upon?