§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has made inquiries with reference to the incident at Nelson's Hotel, Cape Town, on Christmas Eve, 1901, brought under his notice on the 8th August, 1902 by the hon. Member for South Donegal; and, if so, what has been the result of these inquiries, and what punishment, if any, has been inflicted on the officers concerned.
§ MR. BRODRICK
Yes, Sir, I have made full inquiries. The officers concerned were quartered in various parts of the world and had to be communicated with by letter, this not being a case in which explanations could be given by cable. The reports are as yet not all received, but the military authorities are losing no time in the investigation.