HC Deb 13 June 1961 vol 642 cc170-1
22. Mr. Goodhart

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many individuals, thought to be members of the Freedom Land Army, have been arrested or detained in Kenya in the last four weeks.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Fifteen such persons have been proceeded against during the last four weeks and all have been restricted. None has been detained.

Mr. Goodhart

In view of the very strong condemnation by Ministers and other responsible people in Kenya, is not this a rather small action to take against this subversive organisation?

Mr. Macleod

I am certain that the Kenya administration has taken action whenever they feel there is a case that can stand up in the courts. The figures which I have given are presumably a measure of that.