§ MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether any communication has yet been received from the hon. Member for West Cumberland in reply to the telegrams sent to him, and authorising the removal from the Order-book of his motion which now precludes a discussion on the settlement of the war in South Africa; and, if not, what steps he proposes to take to facilitate such a discussion.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
No reply has been received from the hon. Member. Under the circumstances I can take no steps, the resources of civilisation having in this case been exhausted.
§ SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
Has an appeal been made to the hon. Member to withdraw the motion?
§ [No answer was given.]