HC Deb 08 March 1944 vol 397 cc2036-7
33. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the Newspaper Registration Bill and the False Publications Bill have now been introduced in Gambia and whether there is any recent reason for this extension to Gambia of Regulations, Ordinances or legislation operative in other West African Colonies.

Colonel Stanley

I understand that the Bills in question were passed by the Legislative Council of the Gambia at its meeting in January. I have not yet seen their texts, but I expect shortly to receive from the Governor a despatch submitting them and explaining the reasons for their enactment. I will then communicate with the hon. Member.

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