HC Deb 17 May 1900 vol 83 cc393-4

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether a Major Crewe, now serving with the military force under General Brabant in South Africa, is the same person who was recently secretary of the South African League, and who also recently unsuccessfully contested the district of Aliwall North for a seat in the Cape Assembly; whether Major Crewe is intrusted with the power of making arrests at his discretion, and seizing and selling the stock and effects of those so arrested; and whether he has been so arresting persons and so selling their stock in the district where recently he was a defeated candidate.


The Secretary of State for War has no knowledge of the matter alluded to in the question.