HC Deb 01 May 1928 vol 216 c1545W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether his attention has been drawn to the report that Chief Norlu and 10 of his natives arrested in the Solomon Islands for the murder of British officials and native police in October last, and imprisoned since then in Malaita Island, have died in captivity, and that 26 other prisoners are ill; and whether he will instruct the Commissioner, who is going to the Solomon Islands in June, to consider the question of captivity, prison diet, and lack of exercise in relation to the mentality and customs of the natives of these islands?


I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to his question of yesterday.