§ MR. C. P. SCOTT (Lancashire, Leigh)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state whether the illegal detention in Cape Colony, without cause assigned by the military authorities, of perfectly innocent persons who desire to come to this country for the purpose of earning their living is sanctioned by His Majesty's Government; and whether for the loss and hardship thus inflicted on them any compensation will hereafter be given.
§ MR. BRODRICK
I have already told the hon. Member that I have no information as to cases of such detention. If he will give me definite cases, I will inquire into the cause of the detention.