HC Deb 11 November 1954 vol 532 cc154-5W
78. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware of the danger to the liberty of the subject in Kenya caused by the present operation there of emergency legislation and of the incitements to disaffection and disorder thereby caused to aggrieved British subjects; and if, therefore, he will set up an inquiry into the present, past and future scope and operation of such emergency legislation.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I am in close and constant touch with the Governor on this subject and copies of all emergency regulations which he makes under powers conferred on him by Part II of the Emergency Powers Order-in-Council, 1939, are placed in the Library of the House as and when received. As I said in the House on 26th October, we all regret the need for the measures which have proved necessary to deal with the emergency, but I am satisfied that they are necessary and I do not consider any inquiry is required.