§ 27. Mr. Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will invite a British High Court judge to conduct the inquiry into the recent riots that caused over 50 killed and 300 injured in Zanzibar.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
I am considering the appointment of a suitable person with wide judicial experience, and hope to make an announcement shortly.
§ Mr. Callaghan
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the emphasis here is on the word "British"? While not casting any aspersions on judges in East Africa, may I ask whether he is aware that there is a strong feeling that, in view of the calibre of the English Bench, there will be very great confidence if a British High Court judge is appointed, in view of the serious nature of the matters to be inquired into?
§ Mr. Macleod
If the hon. Member will put down a Question, say, a week today, I am sure that I can give him the terms of reference, and I hope to be able to give him the name as well.