HL Deb 15 May 1879 vol 246 c381

said, that on a former occasion the noble Viscount the Under Secretary of State for War stated that the Government awaited information in despatches before sending reinforcements and stores asked for in a telegram from the Cape. It was rumoured that difficulties were experienced in getting the reinforcements; and, under these circumstances, he wished to know, Whether there was any objection to the telegram being laid on the Table of the House?


, in reply, said, that no difficulty would be experienced in getting the reinforcements if it were decided to send them. As to the telegram, with the exception of a few words of it which he had read to the House, it related to Departmental matters, and therefore could not be produced.