THE EARL OF MAYO
I beg to ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is a fact that the Boer prisoners at St. Helena are being fed with fresh, while our soldiers guarding them only get tinned, meat; and whether the cleaning out of the tents occupied by the Boer prisoners is done by our fatigue parties.
§ THE MARQUESS OF LANSDOWNE
I am glad to be able to reassure my noble friend. I have to-day received from the officer commanding troops at St. Helena the following telegram—It is not true that prisoners of war at St. Helena are being fed with fresh, while our soldiers guarding them only get tinned, meat. Meat ration same in each case. Prisoners of war clean out their own tents and ground occupied by them. Prisoners of war clean also remainder.I do not know what "remainder" is.No fatigue parties of our soldiers are used for these purposes.
§ House adjourned at half past Seven of the clock, till To-morrow, half past Ten of the clock.