HC Deb 30 May 1951 vol 488 cc210-1
38. Mr. J. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is in accordance with precedent in the East and Central African Colonies for local or national government officials to require responsible African organisations to submit to them copies of minutes of their meetings and similar private records or correspondence.

Mr. Cook

Without knowing precisely what kind of organisation my hon. Friend has in mind, it is difficult to answer his Question. If he will give me further details I will do my best to provide the information he seeks.

Mr. Hynd

Is not the Minister aware that at the request of his Department I have already given the full details in a letter at least a fortnight ago, and will he make an effort to give me a full reply to the Question?