HC Deb 17 May 1900 vol 83 c392
MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what is the number of persons who had been arrested under its provisions in the districts in South Africa where martial law has been proclaimed up to 30th April, how many of these had 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 persons 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.


Very little information on this subject has reached us as yet from South Africa. Records are kept of all trials held under martial law, and at a later date I shall no doubt be able to give the hon. Member some of the particulars for which he asks.


Can the hon. Gentleman indicate a date?


The records will reach us in due course, but not probably at a very early date.