HC Deb 28 June 1962 vol 661 cc1338-9
9. Mr Healey

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Central African Office) if he will publish the names of persons killed in the disturbances at Fort Jameson on Easter Sunday.

Mr. R, A. Butler

There were no deaths in the disturbances at Fort Jameson on Easter Sunday. Four people were injured, three of them seriously, but all have now recovered.

Mr. Healey

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there have been widespread reports that bodies were discovered after these riots and were buried secretly under Government auspices? Can he say whether he has any information about infiltration by recent immigrants from Katanga into the A.N.C. party during recent months and whether elements from Katanga have played any part in these recent disturbances?

Mr. Butler

I should want further confirmation of the latter part of the hon. Gentleman's supplementary, but I will look into it. Regarding the former, my information is as I have given it, having obtained it only yesterday, but I will certainly investigate what the hon. Gentleman says.

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