§ MR. NORMAN (Wolverhampton, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will now lay upon the Table the despatches of Lord Roberts and Sir Redvers Buller concerning the operations of Spion Kop.
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODBICK,) Surrey, Guildford
In view of the statements which have been made public from a responsible source with respect to these despatches, and the misapprehension which appears to exist, I propose to lay on the Table all the Papers accompanying Lord Roberts's despatch relating to Spion Kop which were forwarded to the War Office.
§ MR. LAMBERT (Devonshire, South Molton)
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he will withdraw his order forbidding General Buller to publish the Papers relating to operations in Natal?
MR. GIBSON BOWLES
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he will also give among those Papers any despatch not hitherto published of Sir Charles Warren's relating to those operations?
§ MR. BRODRICK
I do not know what the hon. Gentleman means by "despatch." Such reports as were forwarded to Lord Roberts in connection with Spion Kop, and by him forwarded to the War Office, by whomsoever they were sent, will be published.