HC Deb 23 March 1949 vol 463 cc353-4
15. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that the Governor of Kenya has issued an order banning the import of the "Labour Monthly" into that Colony; and if he will give an explanation of this action.

Mr. Creech Jones

I am asking the Governor for information and will write to the hon. Member as soon as I have received his reply.

Mr. Gallacher

In view of all the talk we hear in this House about freedom and democracy, will not the Minister write and tell the Governor to remove this ban and allow this very valuable educational organ to go into the Colony?

Mr. Creech Jones

We have no know ledge that this ban has been imposed.

Mr. Sydney Silverman

In inviting the Governor to make any comments or explanations on this matter, does my right hon. Friend consider that any useful purpose would be served if he sent to the Governor a copy of yesterday's statement by the Home Secretary on the virtues of toleration?

Mr. Creech Jones

I think that is quite unnecessary. All our Colonial Governments are very liberally-minded and conduct their administration with the utmost tolerance

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