§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, whether he will state at what time the War Office was apprised of the facts that Kuruman has been occupied by the Boers, and that Boshof, after an occupation of upwards of eighteen months by the British, has been evacuated; and what explanation has the War Office to give for refraining from the communication to the public of these facts.
§ MR. BRODRICK
The hon. Member has evidently been misinformed. Both Kuruman and Boshof are still garrisoned by British troops, and neither have been recently occupied by the Boers.