§ * MR. KEIR HARDIE (Merthyr Tydvil)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether ho has any information to the effect that Captain Fiset, a French Canadian, who had been wounded whilst fighting on the British side in the Transvaal, stated that General De Wet had informed him that he, Do Wet, had twice offered to surrender to Lord Roberts, but that his offers had been refused; and, if so, upon what grounds the offers were refused.
MR. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS (Birmingham, S.)
I understand that a paragraph to this effect has appeared in the press. There is, however, no official confirmation of the report.