HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 cc128-9W
113. Mr. J. McKay

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why Mrs. Stenhouse has received no letters from her son, P. D. Stenhouse, imprisoned in Hong Kong, for a year; if he will take steps to have this young boy brought to this country to serve the rest of his sentence; and if he will obtain a report of his medical condition.

Mr. Creech Jones

I have ascertained from the Governor of Hong Kong that Stenhouse has recently written to his mother, and that he sent messages to her by two shipmates last May, instead of writing. As regards the second part of the Question, the removal of Stenhouse to this country has been considered on more than one occasion, but the Governor of Hong Kong has not felt justified in giving the necessary certificate under the Colonial Prisoners Removal Act. I am asking for a medical report, and I will communicate with my hon. Friend when I get it.