HC Deb 05 May 1885 vol 297 c1646

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether Her Majesty's Government, acting on the advice of Lord Wolseley, have reconsidered their determination to evacuate the Soudan, and intend to revert to their former policy of smashing the Mahdi?


My answer to that Question would be simply to this effect—that instructions have been given to Lord Wolseley, in conformity with the declaration made in this House on the 22nd of April, in laying the Vote of Credit on the Table, and that we are in communication with Lord Wolseley and Sir Evelyn Baring as to the measures requisite for carrying into effect those instructions.