§ 14. Mr. Winnick
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why Dr. J. Cairns, a member of the Australian Parliament, was not allowed to address public meetings on his visit to Fiji.
§ 1. Mr. Russell Kerr
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the restrictions recently placed upon Dr. J. F. Cairns, a Member of the Australian House of Representatives, by the Governor of Fiji; by what authority the Governor acted; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Frederick Lee
Dr. Cairns was restricted under the Immigration Ordinance from holding public protest meetings against the French nuclear tests. The Fiji Government considered such meetings would have caused unnecessary alarm in view of Fiji's distance from the test area.
§ Mr. Winnick
Will the Colonial Secretary not agree that it is not a crime to protest against nuclear tests? Could he tell the Governor that this ban on an Australian Labour M.P. was without any justification?