§ 13. Mr. CECIL WILSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has now received a report on the case of Isa MacDonald Lawrence, who was sentenced to three years' hard labour at Blantyre, Nyasaland, in October for taking into Nyasaland copies of the "Workers' Herald," a Johannesburg native paper edited by Clements Kadalie; and whether he has now any statement to make to the House?
§ Mr. AMERY
I have now received a report from the Governor of Nyasaland and am satisfied that Isa Lawrence was given a fair trial, and that the sentence was not excessive in the light of the evidence. I may add that Lawrence pleaded guilty and that he has entered no appeal against the sentence although he has been offered the necessary facilities.