HC Deb 16 July 1903 vol 125 c862
SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if it is his intention to volunteer on the War Office Vote a statement as to the policy to be pursued in reference to the forces in South Africa and the linked battalion system.


I am quite ready to make a statement as regards the forces in South Africa, and any other questions which may be raised on the War Office Vote.


Does the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the fact that the Prime Minister early in the session promised a statement on this subject before the end of the session.


Yes, and I have no doubt that the question will be raised on the War Office Vote to-night. I can then deal with it. That will be the more convenient course.