§ MR. MARKHAM (Nottinghamshire, Mansfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has now any information relating to the total number of Boers who have surrendered under the terms of settlement arranged by Lord Kitchener, and whether he will state at the same time the last estimate supplied to him by the Intelligence Department of the total number of Boers in the field prior to the settlement.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE for WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
Complete information as to the number of Boers who have surrendered has not yet reached this Department. The latest Return gives a total of 16,620 for the Transvaal and Orange River Colony; the numbers in Cape Colony being not yet known. The last estimate sent by the Intelligence Department in South Africa was dated 31st May, and gave the number of Boers with their commandos in the field as 8,900.