HC Deb 20 November 1888 vol 330 c1663
DR. CLARK (Caithness)

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether it is the case that the Natal Supreme Court have granted an interdict against the removal of Dinizulu to Zululand, and whether it is the intention of the Governor to move to set it aside; whether the Government are supporting the Local Authorities in their determination to hurry on the trials at Ekowe, notwithstanding the appeals of the prisoners for delay; and, why the Papers on Zululand, promised by the Secretary of State for the Colonies in July, and laid upon the Table of this House on August 10, have not been printed and distributed?


In answer to the first paragraph of the hon. Member's Question, I have to state that Her Majesty's Government have no information on the subject, but that an inquiry will be addressed to the Government of Natal. Her Majesty's Government have no reason to suppose that there is any determination, or even desire, to hurry on the trials; and I may observe that it is stated in the papers that the Court in whose hands the matter rests has over-ruled an application for postponement. The Papers on Zululand are now being printed for distribution, and it is expected that they will be in the hands of Members not later than Monday next.