HC Deb 07 February 1843 vol 66 c222
Lord J. Russell

said, he had a petition to present from the Cape of Good Hope, praying that the plan of sending young criminals to the Cape of Good Hope might not be persevered in. If, as he understood, the plan was abandoned by the Government, it would be unnecessary for him to present the petition. He wished to know what Government had determined upon.

Sir James Graham

said, it had been the intention of Government to send a small number of juvenile convicts to the Cape of Good Hope. Representations having, however, been made to his (Sir James Graham's) noble Friend, that there was a general feeling in the colony against their introduction, his noble Friend had thought it best not to carry his design into execution.