HC Deb 29 April 1897 vol 48 c1239
MR. THOMAS BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, since informing the South African Republic on 25th June 1896, in reply to a demand from that Republic that Mr. Rhodes, Mr. Beit, and Mr. Rutherford Harris should be placed on their trial for their complicity in the attempted insurrection at Johannesburg, but that Her Majesty's Government could only act in this matter upon the advice of the Law Officers of the Crown and in accordance with the principles of English law, the Law Officers of the Crown have been consulted; and if so, with what result?


A Committee of this House is now sitting to inquire into all matters connected with the raid, and pending their Report it would be premature to consider the question of proceedings.

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