HC Deb 06 November 1958 vol 594 cc1109-10
52. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Africans in Nyasaland have their freedom of movement limited by restriction orders; and for what reasons.

Mr. Profumo

Three, Sir. The movement of these Africans has been restricted because they sought to undermine established native authorities and, in one case, because he also constituted a general threat to peace and good order.

Mr. Stonehouse

Why is the freedom of these men being restricted in this way? If they are guilty of any crime, why are not charges brought against them?

Mr. Profumo

I think the hon. Member knows quite well that the three people were convicted and sentenced. They are now restricted in accordance with proper legislation so that they shall not get up to their old tricks again.