HC Deb 11 July 1923 vol 166 cc1357-8
102. Mr. SNELL

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that, owing to the wide difference between the sentences imposd on white and coloured people, respectively, there exists dissatisfaction in certain African Colonies; whether he is aware that in Rhodesia another native has recently succumbed to flogging and that the white man concerned in this flogging was found guilty of culpable homicide by the white jury, but recommended by them to mercy; that for this offence he was fined £25; that in the same court a native employe of Cedric College was charged with entering the room of the matron at 11 p.m. whilst she was asleep, but did no harm to her; that the lady shot the man through the shoulder; and that the judge sentenced him to 15 cuts with a whip and three years' imprisonment with hard labour; and whether he will call for a Report upon these cases?


I am not aware of the cases referred to, but I will make inquiries.