HC Deb 19 December 1961 vol 651 cc1112-4
7. Mr. Turton

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what representations on the subject of terrorism and intimidation were made by Chief Chitimukulu on the occasion of the Governor-General's recent visit to Northern Rhodesia.

Mr. Maudling

In receiving the Governor-General, Paramount Chief Chitimukulu welcomed him as a friend at a time when, as he said, the native authorities had just overcome severe difficulties and strain imposed on them by the activities of the United National Independence Party.

Mr. Turton

Could my right hon. Friend say what steps he is taking to protect this tribe from intimidation and terrorism by the U.N.I.P. of which Chief Chitimukulu complained?

Mr. Maudling

The security service in Northern Rhodesia has done a fine job indeed in restoring law and order and in dealing effectively with these difficulties.

Mr. Brockway

Would not the right hon. Gentleman also pay some tribute to the influence that Mr. Kenneth Kaunda has had in restraining any signs of violence which there may have been in Northern Rhodesia?

Mr. Maudling

The Question referred to what the Paramount Chief said on a particular occasion. I think that I have already referred in the House to the appeal which Mr. Kaunda made on the question of violence.

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