1. Did the government arm, equip and transport by land and sea, at its own expense, the
various contingents of troops which were despatched to the seat of war in South Africa, to assist in subduing the enemies of the King ?
2. If not, what are the different conditions respecting arming, equipping and transporting the several contingents ?
3. If the government did not, at its own expense, arm, equip and transport any one or more of the contingents, what was the reason for such action ?