HC Deb 19 June 1900 vol 84 cc434-5

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what is the number of persons who have been arrested under its provisions in the districts in South Africa where martial law has been proclaimed, how many of these have been brought to trial, and with what result; whether, and, if so, in how many cases has the intervention of the Supreme Court been invoked, and with what results; whether, and, if so, in how many cases have parsons arrested been discharged by the military authorities after conviction and sentence on an appeal being made to the Supreme Court, but irrespective of any intervention on its part; and how many persons arrested have been discharged without being brought, to trial.


Directions for the guidance of officers charged with the administration of martial law were issued to all such officers, and they were subsequently instructed to furnish a record of any proceedings taken under martial law. Fending the arrival of such information it is not possible to furnish such a statement as the hon. Member asks for.