HC Deb 23 May 1906 vol 157 cc1256-7
MR. D. DAVIES (Montgomeryshire)

To ask the secretary of State for War if he will inform the House as to the nature and quantity of ordnance stores now in Natal belonging to the Imperial Government; and whether, in view of the delay involved in the transport of new military equipment from this country for the colonial forces, the Imperial Government has made any offer of such stores to the Natal Government; and, if not, what steps he proposes to take in the matter?

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) the Imperial Army ordnance depots in Natal have been cleared of stores, except the Army clothing store at Pietermaritzburg. Instructions have been sent to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief in South Africa to meet as far as possible any indent on Imperial ordnance and clothing stores made by the Government of Natal, and it is understood that that Government has boon so informed by their Agent-General.