HC Deb 15 February 1900 vol 79 c67
MR. T. D. SULLIVAN () Donegal, W.

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what is the number and description of the cannon captured by the Boers from the British forces since the opening of the present war down to the latest information in the possession of the Government, and how many of the Boer cannon have been captured by the British forces within the same period.


I regret to say I have not the information here. But the number of guns captured has been published several times, and there is no objection to publishing them now. But I do deprecate for the future publishing the debit and credit until the account is closed.


When will that be?

Subsequently Mr. WYNDHAM supplied the following figures to the press—"The Boers have captured twelve 15-pounder field guns, seven 7-pounder mountain guns. The British forces captured two Boer guns at Elandslaagte and one Maxim in the sortie from Ladysmith of the 7th December. They also destroyed one 6in. gun and two 4.7 howitzers in the sorties of the 7th and 10th December."