HC Deb 06 July 1900 vol 85 cc777-8
MR. KIMBER (Wandsworth)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he has or can procure the names of the men, as well as officers, of the 13th Imperial Yeomanry and other corps who are prisoners of war at Nooitgedacht, and information as to their food, shelter, and clothing, and as to any sick and wounded among them, also whether he has any information as to the effect of the place of their imprisonment and treatment on their health and life.


Consul General Crowe has obtained a partial list of the British prisoners in Boer hands. This was forwarded by telegraph and published to-day. Consul Crowe has been instructed to forward by cable any further names which he may obtain. The War Office has no official information as to the health of the prisoners, but is aware that Consul Crowe has taken active steps to supply them with medicines, necessaries, clothing, and money. The latest information which has reached the Government points to a general amelioration of their condition.