HC Deb 24 February 1954 vol 524 cc30-1W
52. Mr. Fenner Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies on what grounds Joseph William Kiwanuka, Vice-President of the National Congress, has been detained under the emergency laws in Uganda; why he is subjected to solitary confinement in the Central Prison at Kampala; and whether an advisory committee to hear appeals has been appointed under the emergency laws.

Mr. Lyttelton

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave him on 19th February. The terms of the detention order provide that Mr. Kiwanuka shall not communicate with any person except with the written consent of the Resident, Buganda. No advisory committee has yet been appointed, but it is intended to do so if the state of emergency cannot be terminated shortly.

Mrs. White

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what provision is made In Uganda for hearing the cases of persons detained without trial under Emergency Regulations.

Mr. Lyttelton

No provision has yet been made but should the state of emergency continue it is intended to set up an advisory committee.

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