§ SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to investigate the charges brought against the Boers of inhumanity towards the Wood-bush tribes in July and August last; and, if so, what form that investigation will take?
§ MR. JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN
I have instructed the High Commissioner, by such means as are in his power, to obtain all possible information from independent and impartial sources as to the charges referred to, and as to the events out of which they arose, and to inform me of the result. But as the correspondents of the hon. Member are not willing that their names should be known, I must leave the form of the inquiry to the discretion of the High Commissioner.