§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the War Office will consider the desirability of publishing all the information which they have obtained through the seizure of documents as to the sources from which the armaments of the Boers were obtained, and so enable the British public, so far as these documents go, to ascertain to what extent these armaments were supplied by British firms; and, if the War Office are not willing to publish the documents, whether he can say what are the reasons which have induced the War Office to withhold them.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Lord STANLEY, Lancashire, Westhoughton)
I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave the hon. Member on the 25th April on this subject.‡