HC Deb 13 March 1958 vol 584 cc600-1
36. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent it is proposed to apply to British Colonies the principles contained in the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly of 11th December, 1957, relating to freedom of information.

Mr. Profumo

I am not sure what principles the hon. Member has in mind. The resolution deals principally with further action on a draft Convention on the Freedom of Information which was prepared in 1951 but not carried further.

Mr. Allaun

Has the attention of the Minister been drawn to the case I raised earlier of a man in Uganda at present serving a sentence of 12 months imprisonment for reading a newspaper called Forum which he did not know was on the banned list?

Mr. Profumo

Yes, Sir. I understand that a provisional memorandum of appeal to the High Court has been filed.

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