HC Deb 18 May 1863 vol 170 cc1922-3

Order for Committee read.


explained that the object of the Bill was to amend an Act passed in the 6th and 7th of William IV. for the prevention and punishment of offences committed by Her Majesty's subjects in South Africa. Its chief provision related to Natal. At present, it was necessary to send parties who committed outrages there to Cape Town for trial, a distance of many hundred miles; but it was represented by the Governor of Natal that it would conduce much more effectually to the ends of justice if these parties could be tried in the courts of Natal. In the Bill, accordingly, it was provided that these parties should be tried in the courts of that Colony.

Bill considered in Committee.

House resumed.

Bill reported, without Amendment; to be read 3° To-morrow.