§ *GENEEAL LAURIE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in South Africa soldiers are moved by railway in carriages which are set apart for natives, and in which no white man will travel, and that when soldiers are placed in these carriages slips marked "soldiers," or "military," and which are kept available for this purpose, are pasted over the word "natives"; and whether, in the interests of the Army, he will take steps to have this practice discontinued, and British troops conveyed under the same conditions and in the same carriages as other white men.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOE WAR (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER, Belfast, W.)
Nothing is known at the War Office of the matter alleged in the Question. Inquiries will, however, be made.
§ *GENERAL LAURIE
Will the right hon. Gentleman ascertain as to the protests made by Commanding Officers against this treatment of their men?