HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 cc382-3
21. Mr. J. Langford-Holt

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what literature of a subversive and inflammatory nature was removed from the home of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, when he was detained in March with other members of the Gold Coast Convention.

Mr. Mayhew

My right hon. Friend has no information on this point, but a Commission of Inquiry is now examining in detail the events of last month in the Gold Coast.

Mr. Langford-Holt

is the hon. Gentleman aware that the one document which was removed from this man's home was in fact a book entitled "Revolution in the Colonies" by Mr. A. Creech Jones?

Mr. Sorensen

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that it is precisely the content of the last question which makes one feel that in some cases subversive literature is really critical literature, and will he give an assurance that literature which is critical of our Government, or indeed of the British people, will not be subject to requisition of this kind?

Mr. Mayhew

Certainly, this is outside the Question, but I am sure my right hon. Friend would want me to give that assurance.