HC Deb 22 April 1901 vol 92 c893
MR. OSMOND-WILLIAMS (Merionethshire)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the new justices whom Sir Alfred Milner will appoint will have power to administer as many as twenty-five lashes to any native culprit who may come before them; and, if so, whether, in view of that part of the King's Speech which said our object was to establish in South Africa equal rights to all white people and protection and justice to the native pouplation, he will reconsider the appointment of magistrates with these powers.


I have received no official information, but I shall take the opportunity of Sir Alfred Milner's visit to this country to discuss the matter with him.