HC Deb 03 March 1943 vol 387 cc537-8
31. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information respecting the disturbance between African civilian workers and soldiers at Kissy, Sierra Leone; how many similar incidents had prevously taken place; and whether he will state the coroner's verdict on the deceased?

Colonel Stanley

As regards the first and third parts of the Question, I would refer to the full statement which I made in reply to a Question by hon. Member for Consett (Mr. D. Adams) on 20th January. As regards the second part of the Question, I have no information that any similar disturbances have arisen between African civilians and soldiers in Sierra Leone in recent years.

Mr. Sorensen

References have been made, and I believe were made in the court, to similar instances which had occurred before. Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman make special inquiries to see whether any instances of this character had occurred before?

Colonel Stanley

I will certainly, but I can find no trace of any.

Dr. Morgan

Has the right hon. and gallant Gentleman any information about the third part of the Question?

Colonel Stanley

If the hon. Member will look at the answer to which I referred, he will see it set out in great detail.