HC Deb 23 March 1910 vol 15 cc1035-6

asked whether during the fifty years since the Lagos territory was ceded to the Crown any seditious act has been recorded against the Yoruba tribes; and, failing any such seditious acts, what are the grounds on which the Governor justifies the introduction of a Seditious Offences Ordinance?

Colonel SEELY

In reply I beg to refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by me yesterday to my hon. Friend the Member for the Ashburton Division of Devonshire, in which I pointed out that this legislation is a codification of the law existing in the Colony.