HC Deb 04 March 1908 vol 185 c672
MR. G. GREENWOOD (Peterborough)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the statement in the Circular Dispatch of 16th January, 1867, printed as an appendix to the Natal Blue-book of May, 1906, viz. that to the Governor alone belongs the responsibility both of proclaiming and of revoking at any moment martial law, applies to self-governing Colonies as well as to Crown Colonies.


No, Sir. The Secretary of State is advised that in a self-governing Colony martial law can only be proclaimed or revoked on the advice of Ministers.