§ MR. HAYTER
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he can give to the House the names of the officers selected to proceed on special service to the Cape of Good Hope; and, whether he is in a position to state the reasons for their sudden despatch to join the troops in the field engaged in suppressing the Caffre outbreak, under the command of Major General Hon. F. Thesiger, C. B.?
§ COLONEL STANLEY,
in reply, said, he did not think it necessary to read to the House the names of the officers in question; but the list of them would be placed in the Library for the information of hon. Members. The reason for their being sent to South Africa was, that General Thesiger had written home to say that he found the practice of associating Imperial officers with the Colonial Forces had been productive of great good, and that there were several commands which he wished to see filled by Imperial officers of the rank of captain, or by subalterns of long standing.