§ SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can give the House any information as to the action of the Boer commando on the border of Swaziland; and whether there has been, any military invasion of Swazi territory by the Boers?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
I fear I cannot at present add to the statement I made yesterday, namely, that Sir H. Loch hopes that the new Convention will be carried into effect within the next few weeks without disturbance. There has been no military invasion of Swazi territory by the South African Republic.
§ SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT
Can the hon. Gentleman say where Colonel Martin is at present; and whether any communications have been received from him, and through what channel?
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
Mr. Stewart is now acting for him, and communications come to us through Sir Henry Loch.