§ SIR J. LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary for War whether, with reference to the distressing telegrams published to-day, any assurance can be given that anything is being done in addition to Colonel Plumer's operations for the relief of Mafeking.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. WYNDHAM, Dover)
I think the hon. Member will realise that the speedy relief of Mafeking, which he and we all have at heart, would not be aided were I to give any indication of the immediate objective of 12 any part of the forces under the command of Field Marshal Lord Roberts.