§ MR. C. P. SCOTT
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether further military operations on a considerable scale are to be undertaken in the Soudan in the autumn; and, if so, whether they are to be carried out entirely by means of native troops, or whether British troops will also be employed.
§ *MR. BRODRICK
It is impossible for me to make any statement as to whether military operations may be necessary in the Soudan next autumn or not. Nor has any question arisen as to the nature of troops to be employed.