§ MR. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is a fact that Berber was stormed by the Mahdi's troops, and the garrison and male population put to the sword, owing to the failure of ammunition for which the Governor urgently asked on April 23rd?
§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
There is no information received at the Foreign Office which would enable me to give an answer to the Question asked by the hon. Member. The latter part of 809 the hon. Member's Question seems to me rather a matter of debate.