§ MR. ALFRED DAVIES (Carmarthen Boroughs)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has successfully investigated by what means the fighting Boers are obtaining their munitions of war; and, if so, whether he will inform the House what steps have been taken to prevent further munitions reaching them.
§ MR. BRODRICK
This is a matter to which I need hardly say the closest attention is paid, both here and in South Africa. I am afraid I cannot gratify the hon. Member's curiosity.
§ MR. ALFRED DAVIES
May I say it is not curiosity. Will not the right hon. Gentleman withdraw that remark? [Ministerial laughter.] I only ask in my capacity as a Member of Parliament.
§ * MR. SPEAKER
The hon. Member surely does not suggest that the word "curiosity" is un-Parliamentary.