§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what progress in its march northward had been made by the first column of the Macdonald expedition, after the departure of the portion of the forces detached to pursue Soudanese mutineers, between 21st September and 14th November, when the expedition was recalled?
I am afraid that I cannot satisfactorily answer the right hon. Baronet's Question, because I do not quite understand his dates. We have no information of special steps having been taken on November 14th, nor has Major Macdonald's expedition ever been recalled. His first column was, at the end of November, in Usoga; but what exact progress it had made between September and November I am unable to say.