HC Deb 01 August 1956 vol 557 cc1383-4
34. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the recent request made to the Governor by the Christian Council of Kenya asking for an all-party delegation to be sent to the Colony to clear up uneasiness about conditions there, he will now arrange to send such a delegation.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The matter is at present under consideration.

Mrs. Castle

Is it not a fact that members of the Christian Council of Kenya have protested to the Governor of Kenya against the attacks by Mr. Wellwood on Colonel Young, who was described by Mr. Wellwood as an irresponsible policeman who stabbed Kenya in the back, and it failed to get satisfaction from the Governor when it asked whether this was the official view of the Kenya Government? Is not this another instance of the unsatisfactory attitude of the Kenya Government towards the problems of Kenya which necessitates an impartial inquiry by hon. Members?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I am sorry that the hon. Lady has used the opportunity of a quite sensible suggestion by the Christian Council of Kenya for a Parliamentary delegation on the lines of that led by my right hon. Friend the Member for Kelvingrove (Mr. Elliot) to revive some of the other charges against the Governor of Kenya. I will answer the hon. Lady, even though her supplementary bore no relation to the Question. The matter is under consideration. There is a great deal to be said for it, provided that it is in no sense a commission of inquiry, but an all-party delegation, and I am in touch with the Governor about it.

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