HC Deb 23 June 1899 vol 73 c436
MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the Government has decided upon reinforcing the troops at the Cape to a total of 40,000 men, of which number 15,000 would go from India, and the remainder from this country.


No, Sir.

MR. DAVITT (Mayo, S.)

Has the hon. Gentleman's attention been called to statements to that effect in several London newspapers recently, and is there any foundation for them?


We see a great many things in the papers. There are obvious objections to inviting the representatives of the War Office to correct the rumours that are published.