HC Deb 21 January 1902 vol 101 c458
MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, whether he is aware that the looting of Boer farms is still being carried out by the King's troops in the Transvaal, and that 175 horses taken from the farms of Messrs. Lombard and Odendaal were sold by auction in Maritzburg on 7th December last, the proceeds being taken by the Officer commanding Waldon's Scouts; and whether such proceedings have the sanction of the Government.


I have no information of the specific acts alleged. It is an obvious necessity of warfare to seize all horses which might be utilised by the enemy.