§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Imperial Government has applied to Australia for more troops; and, if so, will the cost, including pay of the men, be borne by the home Government.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. Chamberlain,) Birmingham, W.
The Australian Governments have been informed that Her Majesty's Government will be glad to have the services of 2,000 men similar to the "Bushmen" contingent, and all the costs, including the pay of the men, will be borne by this country. I may say that the request of Her Majesty's Government has been received gratefully and with enthusiasm.