§ 60. Mr. MORGAN JONES
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can make any statement regarding the Commission which has been appointed to undertake an inquiry into the administration of justice in East Africa?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)
With the hon. Member's permission I will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the personnel of the Commission of Inquiry and their terms of reference.
§ Following is the list:
§ The Secretary of State for the Colonies has appointed a Commission to undertake an inquiry into the administration of justice in criminal matters in East Africa.
§ The personnel of the Commission is as follows:
§ Chairman: Mr. H. G. Bushe, C.B., C.M.G., Legal Adviser to the Secretary of State for the Colonies.
§ Members: Mr. A. D. A. MacGregor, K.C., Attorney-General, Kenya; Mr. W. MacLellan Wilson, of Kiambu, Kenya; Mr. C. E. Law, Puisne Judge, Uganda; Mr. P. E. Mitchell, M.C., Secretary for Native Affairs, Tanganyika.
§ Secretary: Mr. J. B. Griffin, LL.D., Registrar of the High Court, Uganda.
The terms of reference of the Commission will be:To inquire into the administration of the Criminal Law in Kenya, Uganda, and the Tanganyika Territory in relation to the procedure and practice of (a) the Courts other than Native Courts, and (b) the Police Authorities, and to consider whether, in regard to the procedure or practice of such Courts or Authorities, any alterations are desirable (a) in the case of natives, and (b) generally.
§ Mr. Bushe will leave England for East Africa on the 23rd of February, and the Commission will commence its work towards the end of March. The Commission will sit to take evidence at various places in Kenya, Uganda, and the Tanganyika Territory.