§ MR. BYLES (Salford, N.)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the seven natives, lately sentenced to death in Natal for the murder of Mr. Veal during the recent rebellion, have been executed; if not, has any date been fixed for the execution or can he hold out any hope that the clemency of the Governor may yet be exercised.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The officer ad ministering the government of Natal has not yet informed the Secretary of State what decision has been come to in the matter. I may add that owing to Sir H. McCallum's departure the case was left to be dealt with by Mr. Beaumont, who is now administering the government, and whose substantive appointment is that of a Judge of the Supreme Court.