HC Deb 22 February 1956 vol 549 cc374-5
43. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what has been the result of the inquiry by the Governor of Kenya into the conduct of Mr. Richmond, the administrative officer concerned with the case of Kamau Kichina.

Mr. Hare

Mr. Richmond's appointment has been terminated.

Mrs. Castle

While warmly welcoming that reply, may I ask the Minister whether he agrees that I was perfectly justified in the charges that I brought against this man's professional conduct, for which the Colonial Secretary bitterly attacked me? Would the right hon. Gentleman convey to his right hon. Friend that it would be wise to be more sympathetic in future when matters like this are raised?

Mr. Hare

I am sure that my right hon. Friend always wishes to be sympathetic to the hon. Lady. In fairness to my right hon. Friend, I think I should say that it was he who caused the investigation to be made into this case.