§ MR. C. P. SCOTT (Lancashire, Leigh)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state the number of executions of natives implicated in the recent rebellion in Ashanti which have been carried out since the suppression of the rebellion.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN (for Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN)
The question implies that natives are being executed on the ground that they were implicated in the rising, but this is not the case One native, Akwesi Foli, chief of Dompoasi, has been found guilty of the murder of Wiabo, a Government telegraph linesman, and has been hanged. This is the only execution reported at present; but the persons charged with the murder of Mr. Branscombe and certain other murders have still to be tried.