§ MR. BEAUMONT (Northumberland, Hexham)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state the number of Chinamen who have been sentenced to corporal punishment since the introduction of indentured labour into the Transvaal, the number of strokes in each case, and in how many instances the sentence was carried out.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) The Returns for July to January, published in [Cd. 2401], show, as I understand, that five were sentenced during that period to twenty strokes for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, the Return for February which was subsequently received shows one case sentenced to ten strokes for the same offence. The sentences were, I understand, carried out. I should add that, as is pointed out at page 41 of [Cd. 2401], by the law of the Colony no sentence of whipping imposed by a magistrate can be carried out till the record is sent to and the sentence confirmed by a Judge of the Supreme Court.
|Pistols Manufactured at Enfield.|
|1880–1881||Pistols, Revolver, Enfield Mark I||11,112||2||19||7.2||33,110||16||4¾|
|1881–2||Pistols, Revolver, B. L. Enfield pattern||1,307||2||19||7.2||3,894||13||8|
|1882–3||Pistols, Revolver, Mark II.||8,480||3||5||3||27,664||19||2|
|1883–4||Pistols, Revolver, Mark II.||1,002||2||12||11||2,651||12||6¾|
|1884–5||Pistols, Revolver, Mark II.||2,623||2||3||11||5,763||14||10¼|
|1884–5||Pistols, Gunmetal, Instantaneous Fuze, Mark II.||9||3||4||3.2||28||0||5|
|1885–6||Pistols, Revolver, B. L. Enfield, Mark II.||2,050||1||16||4½||3,720||7||4¾|
|1885–6||Pistols, Revolver, Gunmetal, Instantaneous Fuze, Mark II.||320||2||19||6||952||2||2¼|
|1886–7||Pistol, Revolver, B. L. Enfield, Mark II.||1||1||16||4||1||16||4|
§ I will make inquiry as to any subsequent sentences of the kind.