§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
asked the Secretary of State for War, What is the disposition of Her Majesty's Troops in South Africa, and what force is available for securing, if necessary, the due observance of the territorial arrangements of the Convention with the Transvaal?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
The distribution of Her Majesty's Forces in South Africa is as follows:—At the Cape, 1,015; in Natal, 1,560; in Zulu- 204 land, 430; and on the way out, 94; making a total of 3,099. The whole Force is available for any duty it may be called upon to undertake.