HC Deb 01 April 1958 vol 585 c1019
44. Mr. Malcolm MacPherson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what restrictions have recently been placed on freedom of meeting and freedom of speech at University College, Ibadan.

Mr. Profumo

I do not know of any restrictions, but these are matters for the college authorities and would not normally be reported to my right hon. Friend.

Mr. MacPherson

Is not it the case, however, that, since the students returned from their Christmas vacation, they have not been able to hold meetings or debates without seeking the permission of the college authorities, and is not that a restriction on normal undergraduate life?

Mr. Profumo

I cannot answer the hon. Gentleman's Question because I have already told him that I do not know; but the question of holding students' meetings is related to the general discipline of students, which is a matter for the college authorities.

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