§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he can state to the House the conditions under which Cetewayo was allowed to return to Zululand; and, whether any, and what, restrictions were placed on the amount of forces which he was to be allowed to maintain? In putting the Question, the right hon. Gentleman said, that since he put the Question on the Paper his attention had been called to the fact that the conditions under which Cetewayo was allowed to return had been published and laid before Parliament; but the point on which he particularly wished for an answer was as to the restrictions, if any, which were placed on the amount of forces which Cetewayo was to be allowed to maintain.
Sir, the right hon. Gentleman has probably not got the exact reference as to these matters. The reference is Paper C. 3,466, pp. 113 and 250, and the right hon. Gentleman will there find an answer to the first part of his Question. With respect to the amount of forces Cetewayo was to be allowed to maintain, there was no restriction placed upon him, nor was there any in force at the time when a certain number of 13 Chiefs were put in possession of the dominion of Zululand, nor was any restriction placed on Usibebu, or any other person retaining power in Zululand. The understanding with Cetewayo was, however, that he was restrained from reviving his old military system.