§ MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether Mr. David François Marais, who was arrested at the Paarl in Cape Colony on 14th August, and deported on 17th August 300 miles to Beaufort West and imprisoned, is still in prison; and, if so, will he state where; or has he been liberated and allowed to return to his home, and, whether any charge has been formulated against Mr. 1095 Marais, and has he been tried on such charge; and, if so, with what result.
§ MR. BRODRICK
Mr. Marais was detained in gaol in Beaufort West pending the decision of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The charge against him was an infringement of the Martial Law regulations. No information has yet reached us of the further action taken with regard to him.