HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 c2240
34. Mr. T. E. HARVEY

asked if the right hon. Gentleman will state what steps have been taken to secure that natives in British East Africa when tried for capital offences should be provided with some legal assistance at their trial?


I have decided that, in cases where natives of British East Africa are undergoing trial for capital offences and are unable to bear the cost of providing counsel for their defence, counsel shall, as far as possible, be provided for them at Government expense.