HC Deb 06 February 1902 vol 102 cc515-6
MR. C. P. SCOTT (Lancashire, Leigh)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether Officers of the Colonial forces recently transferred to the control of the Government of Cape Colony, are permitted to take part in the administration of martial law in Cape Colony; and, if so, whether this permission extends to the Transkeian territories of the Colony.


The administration of martial law is under the military authorities. Colonial officers are only detailed by Lord Kitchener to act in a judicial capacity in remote districts where Imperial Officers are not available. The Transkeian districts are not under martial law.