§ MR. MARKHAM (Nottinghamshire, Mansfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether any payments for cables have been made by His Majesty's Government through the Chartered Company to Reuter's Agency, or the Central News Agency, during the war in South Africa, under the agreement made by the present Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs with the Chartered Company on the 11th January, 1900.
§ MR. MARKHAM
Will the right hon. Gentleman tell me to what Department I should apply for the information?
§ MR. BRODRICK
I am afraid I cannot. The answer to the Question, whether any payment has been made, is in the negative.