HC Deb 26 January 1944 vol 396 c681
35. Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the system prevailing in the Seychelles under which a considerable number of persons are being fined sums varying from five to 15 rupees for petty offences, such as failing to produce their identity or pass cards when requested; and if, as most of the people so fined are poor people who cannot pay the fines and have to do prison hard labour on the scale of two days' labour for each rupee fine, he will have the matter inquired into.

Colonel Stanley

No, Sir. I am not aware of it, but I am making inquiries of the Governor.