HC Deb 27 February 1940 vol 357 cc1864-5
7. Mr. Ammon

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, seeing that a period of two years will soon have elapsed during which the Swaziland chief Fakisandhla has been under sentence of death, awaiting either acquittal or execution, he is now able to say what steps will be taken to expedite the appeal which His Majesty's Privy Council has agreed should take place?

The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Mr. Eden)

The appellant's case has not yet been lodged with the Privy Council, but I understand that every effort is being made to have this done with the least possible delay. I may add that as it appeared that the delay was to some extent due to the difficulties of the appellant in providing funds for the prosecution of the appeal, I have undertaken on behalf of the Swaziland Administration to guarantee payment of part of the costs if the appellant's case is ready for hearing during the present law term.