§ MR. WINSTON CHURCHILL (Oldham)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been lately called to the case of the convict Witton, formerly Lieutenant Witton of the Bushveld Carbineers; whether he has considered, among other circumstances, the resolutions in favour of some mitigation of his sentence, passed unanimously by the Legislatures of Natal and Cape Colony; and what he has decided to advise His Majesty thereupon.
* ME. BROMLEY DAVENPORT
The Resolutions referred to in the Question are now receiving consideration.
§ MR. WINSTON CHURCHILL
Can the hon. Gentleman give no information at all as to the position taken up by the Government?
§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
Has not the time arrived for revising all the sentences passed on soldiers in South Africa?