HC Deb 21 July 1902 vol 111 cc769-70

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can now state when martial law and the rules and regulations based upon it will come to an end in the self-governing Colonies of the Cape and Natal.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) Martial law is being held in abeyance in Cape Colony, and is only to be employed at the instigation of the Cape Government. As regards Natal the principal restrictions have been already removed. The subject of the total abolition of martial law is being carefully considered by the authorities concerned.