§ MR. SHEE (Waterford, W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, with reference to the statement attributed to ex-Police Constable Sharp of the Blackburn Police, now a private in the 1st Shropshire Regiment serving with Lord Methuen, that, while that regiment was at De Aar, seven Boers and two Irishmen were taken out and shot, whether, as neither Lord Methuen nor any other commanding officer has made report on such an incident, inquiry will 907 be made of him whether there is any foundation for such a statement.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
If the hon. Member will refer me to the authority on which this statement is attributed to Private Sharp I will make inquiries, if the statement affords any basis upon which a question to Lord Roberts can be formulated.