§ 55. Mr. WELLS
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, arising out of the recent troubles in the Solomon Islands, how many tribesmen have been imprisoned at Sinarango, Malaita; how long they have been in prison; how many have died in prison; and how long will those left have to wait before their trial can take place?
§ Mr. AMERY
The arrests have ranged over a wide period, the first arrest being made on the 31st October; 191 arrests had been made by the 6th February. I have no official information as to the number of prisoners that are detained at Sinarango or as to any deaths among them. A judicial officer has been sent 1175 from Fiji to the Protectorate for the trials, and it was expected that these would open at the end of March.