§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether any reply has been sent by Her Majesty's Government to the telegram on the subject of Basutoland, which was received on the 15th February, from the Cape Government; and, if so, whether he can state its terms; and, when any official information will be published as to the events that have occurred in the Transvaal and Natal since June last?
§ MR. COURTNEY
No reply was sent to the telegram received on the 15th of February, as none appeared necessary, the telegram of the 9th of February from the Secretary of State having sufficiently explained the views of Her Majesty's Government. Papers relating to Natal and Zululand and to the Transvaal will be distributed next week.