§ MR. J. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the attention of the Secretary of State has been directed to a speech delivered at Dorchester by General Nicholson on the 10th May when inspecting the Batteries of the Royal Artillery which have been ordered to South Africa, and to General Nicholson's exhortation to the soldiers not to think the Boers could shoot as well as was generally reported; and whether the Commander-in-Chief and the authorities at the War Office intend to take notice of observations calculated to embitter the feelings between the British troops and the soldiers of the South African Republic?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The Secretary of State's attention has been called to General Nicholson's address to his men by the Question of the hon. Member. The remarks attributed to General Nicholson do not appear to call for the intervention of the authorities at the War Office.