§ SIR J. LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if, without divulging the plans of the Commander-in-Chief, he can make any statement which will mitigate the anxiety of many whose friends have been so long beleaguered and have suffered so many privations and hardships in Mafeking.
§ * MR. WYNDHAM
We hope, most earnestly, that Mafeking will shortly be relieved. But for the present we think it better to give no information as to Lord Roberts's plans.