HC Deb 03 June 1907 vol 175 c301
MR. BYLES (Salford, N.)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can say when the capital sentence passed on seven natives in Natal for the murder of a white man during the late rebellion will be carried out; whether communications have passed on the subject between the Colonial Office and the Governor of Natal; and if there is any probability that the Governor will use his power of pardon in the case of these prisoners or any of them.


No, Sir; but the Secretary of State desires me to say that he is confident that the Governor will exercise the prerogative of mercy in any case in which he can properly do so.