HC Deb 19 June 1900 vol 84 cc435-6
SIR J. LENG (Dundee)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, if he can explain why thousands of packages of Christmas presents carefully addressed to our officers and soldiers in South Africa and duly landed at Capetown have not yet been delivered, and especially why three truck loads of parcels were thrown into the Orange River.


I have no information of the matter to which the hon. Member refers. Doubtless some parcels may not have been delivered, but the vast majority reached their destination in spite of the immense difficulties of delivery to men whose location is being constantly changed.