HC Deb 22 July 1902 vol 111 c904
MR. TREVELYAN (Yorkshire, W.R., Elland)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Government in South Africa are employing, or intend to employ, the Boers who joined the National Scouts for police or other duties in the Transvaal and the Orange River Colony.


Lord Milner reports that a very large number of burghers have applied for enlistment in the South African Constabulary, and that he has taken on between two and three hundred of them, very carefully selected. About half of those are National Scouts who have borne a good character in that force. The rest are men who have recently surrendered, and who are vouched for by the Boer generals.