§ MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the numbers of French, German, Russian, and American subjects, respectively, who have been made prisoners of war in South Africa; and when it is proposed to release these men, and send them back to their own countries.
§ MR. BRODRICK
The figures are as follow:—(a) Prisoners claiming not to be burghers: French, 40; German, 150; Russian, 29; American, 23; (b) Prisoners claiming to be burghers: French, 5; German, 123; Russian. 13; American, 13. There is no intention of enlarging any prisoners until the war is over.
§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
Will the right hon. Gentleman ask General De Wet, who knows more about it?