HC Deb 14 June 1901 vol 95 cc409-10
MR. LLOYD-GEORGE (Carnarvon Boroughs)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in the course of operations for clearing the country in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, the natives are deprived of their cattle, sheep, grain, and agricultural implements; if so, whether any compensation is made to the owners for the loss, and what measures are taken to prevent a famine among the native population in the denuded districts.


Every effort is made to secure natives from any avoidable loss. Payments to natives for their cattle have been reported in various instances. Lord Kitchener is fully alive to the difficulty of the situation in regard to supplies.


Are the natives taken into refugee camps?


I cannot say what is done in each case; but they are safeguarded as far as possible from the rigours of the war.