HC Deb 12 February 1900 vol 78 cc1219-20
MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, upon the close of the war in South Africa, a military inquiry into the circumstances of the loss of the Highland Brigade at Magersfontein will be held as a matter of course; and, if not, whether he will promise that a full inquiry will be instituted by the Government.


I think it would be very premature to lay upon the Table either the scope or the limitation of such inquiry or inquiries as it may be found necessary to institute after the close of the war into the military transactions in South Africa.