HC Deb 18 June 1886 vol 306 cc1844-5
MR. BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether he can state when the further Papers relating to Zululand (which were promised to be issued shortly after the Whitsuntide holidays) are to be presented, and whether they will be printed and circulated during the present Session; and, whether he can give any further information as to the proposed settlement of Zulu affairs?


My hon. Friend is not quite accurate when he states that I promised that these Papers should be issued shortly after the Whitsuntide holidays. All I did was to express a hope that they might then be produced. The negotiations between Sir Arthur Havelock, the Boers, and the Zulu Chiefs relating to Zululand are still pending, and are likely to be somewhat protracted. Under those circumstances, it would be premature, and might be detrimental to the public service, to give to my hon. Friend the information he asks for. For the same reason I cannot hold out to him any hope that the further Papers in question can be printed and circulated before the impending Dissolution.