HC Deb 21 July 1902 vol 111 c770

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether persons who have been confined in the camps established by the military authorities in South Africa on grounds which may be regarded as political have now permission to leave and rejoin their families and homes; whether there is now free communication between those still in the camps and the outside world by letter and otherwise; and is the breaking up of such camps progressing as fast as circumstances permit.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodride.) The camps are being reduced as rapidly as possible, and all persons able to maintain themselves have been allowed to leave. The camps are being used as bases of supply and starting points for the repatriation of the burghers. As far as I am aware there is free communication with persons outside the camps.