HC Deb 24 June 1953 vol 516 cc1895-6
37. Mr. Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that letters sent to a particular person in Nyasaland are being refused delivery and returned to the sender; and by what authority this is being done.

Mr. Lyttelton

No, Sir; but if the right hon. Gentleman has any more precise information which he would care to give me I shall be glad to look into the matter further.

Mr. Dugdale

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I have here a letter addressed from Dr. Hastings Banda in this country to Chief Msamala, that it was stated to have been refused by the addressee but that in fact the Chief has stated he never refused to open the letter and never had any recollection of having received the letter?

Mr. Lyttelton

Of course I am not aware of what the right hon. Member has in his hand, because he has not communicated it to me. I repeat what I said in my reply, that if the right hon. Member cares to give me more information I will look at it.