§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the original intention of His Majesty's Government as to the strength of the South African Constabulary; and what is the present strength.
§ MR. LYTTELTON
The intention was to have a police force of six thousand men. The present authorised strength is 5,000. The actual strength is for the moment rather less. Lord Milner is satisfied that a force of 5,000 is adequate for police purposes.