§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he will inquire whether Lieu- 1044 tenant Tossel, of the Transvaal Police, and Mr. Solomon Gillingham have been condemned to death in Pretoria for alleged complicity in a plot to blow up the magazine; and whether he can say if Mr. Gillingham holds military rank in the Republican Army, or what is his occupation; when the trial took place; before what tribunal; what was the evidence of guilt; when the sentence is to be carried into effect; and in what manner.
§ * THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
There is no information at the War Office in regard to the matter referred to in the question, and it is not proposed to make any inquiry.
§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
Will the hon. Gentleman inquire if the War Office have received any intimation that it is the intention of the Boer military authorities to shoot some important prisoners they hold—among them two Irish lords —if these men are put to death?