HC Deb 02 November 1908 vol 195 c772

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that, in the year 1907, fifty-nine men were sentenced to death in Ceylon and forty-four were hanged, and that this number exceeds that in the neighbouring province of Madras, in India, where the population is twelve times as great; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made into the prevalence of capital punishment in Ceylon.


The subject to which my hon. friend refers is engaging the attention of the Secretary of State.