HC Deb 04 March 1953 vol 512 cc358-9
9. Mr. Baldwin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how far the Emergency Powers in Kenya, which enable control to be exercised over the local Press, extend to the importation into the Colony of newspapers likely to increase the present disturbances.

Mr. Lyttelton

Not at all. Any such action is taken under the Kenya Penal Code, which gives the Governor-in-Council absolute discretion to prohibit the importation of any publication which would be contrary to the public interest. The Emergency Powers do not extend to imports.