§ MR. LEHMANN (Leicestershire, Market Harborough)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether His Majesty's Government have any information respecting the progress of the investigation which, on 18th September last, Sir M. Nathan reported to be then proceeding into the allegations that had been made by Miss Colenso as to the flogging of Zulus; and has the attention of the Secretary of State been called to the letters which were addressed by her to the Natal officials on this subject, dated 3rd September, 3rd, 5th, and 20th ultimo, in the last of which she represents I its urgency to the Attorney-General of 1397 Natal, on the ground that the recent thrashings and threatenings of Zulus under martial law have a vital bearing on much of the alleged evidence against Dinizulu.
§ COLONEL SEELY
No, Sir. I regret that I am not at present in a position to add anything to the information given in the last Blue-book, Cd. 4328, but further inquiry shall be made of the Governor by cable.