asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether his attention has been called to a statement respecting Cetewayo, quoted in Monday's "Times" from a Cape paper; whether, as appears from that statement, Cetewayo is still detained a prisoner at Oude Molen; how long Cetewayo's detention there has lasted; and, whether he can hold out any hope that his promised restoration to Zululand will speedily take place?
§ MR. EVELYN ASHLEY
Cetewayo is not a prisoner at Oude Molen. He has been there since the 25th of September on an understanding that he is to wait till the arrangements for his return to Zululand are completed. I can only repeat the answer which I gave a short time ago, that, after Sir Henry Bulwer's proposals have been received, I hope that Cetewayo may be restored by the end of the year.