HC Deb 19 January 1954 vol 522 c825
38. Mr. Fenner Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for War if he has read the notes from companies of the First Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, now serving in Kenya, published in the November issue of the Journal of the Devonshire Regiment, a copy of which is in his possession, and in particular the statement that the commanding officer offered an award of £5 for the first Mau Mau killed and the records of scores kept by the different companies of Mau Mau killed; and if he will make a statement.

The Under-Secretary of State for War (Mr. J. R. H. Hutchison)

Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend has read the sections of this journal and brought them to the attention of the court of inquiry presided over by Lieut.-General Sir Kenneth McLean. He hopes to make a statement on the outcome of that inquiry soon after his return to this country.