HC Deb 15 April 1958 vol 586 c4
3. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the new High Court at Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia, has separate rooms for African and European witnesses.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I am in touch with the Governor about this.

Mrs. Castle

Does not the Colonial Secretary agree that there is no difference in principle between a case like that and the case of the South African courts where there are separate entrances for coloured and non-coloured, and separate public galleries? Will he take it from me that I have seen this High Court at Lusaka? Does he not agree that it is shocking to have apartheid in a British Protectorate?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I think I had better wait until I hear from the acting Governor, but my views on distinctions based on colour are well known, as are also my views on the need for Governments to set a good example in this matter.