HC Deb 11 March 1908 vol 185 c1519
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that Mr. Jellicoe, one-time counsel for Dinizulu, has reiterated his original statements concerning the trial of this native chief, to the effect that the Natal Government is making use of every technical rule of local law to defeat the pledge given to the Imperial Government to secure to Dinizulu an open, fair, and impartial trial of the charges now pending against him, and also refers to the official acknowledgment that the charges against Dinizulu have not in any way been amplified by any specific facts as to whom he is accused of inciting to murder, or who was the person murdered, or when the incitement was given, or in what the acts of treason, sedition, rebellion, etc., consist; and what present steps are being taken by the Colonial Office to secure that this chieftain shall be guaranteed an impartial trial.


The Secretary of State is aware of the views of Mr. Jellicoe, whose statement will be carefully examined. With regard to the last part of the Question I cannot add anything to my full reply of yesterday to a Question by the hon. Member for Wycombe.

In reply to. a further Question,


said he was informed that the usual procedure under the law was being followed. He asked, however, for notice of legal Questions.