HC Deb 11 February 1902 vol 102 c982
MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, whether he can state approximately or lay upon the Table an approximate Return showing the nationality of the prisoners recently taken in South Africa, that is to say, about what proportion of them belong to the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, about what proportion belong to the Cape Colony and Natal, and about what proportion are Europeans, or from other parts of the world, who have gone to South Africa since the war began, distinguishing, if possible, the countries from which they have come.


No, Sir. No information of the nature referred to is at present available.


Can it not be obtained from the prisoners?


I believe some statements have been made by the prisoners.