HC Deb 13 July 1955 vol 543 cc171-2W
44. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what books, newspapers and other printed publications are banned in British Somaliland; and what is the reason for such prohibition.

Mr. Hopkinson

The importation and circulation of the publications listed are considered by the Governor to be contrary to the public interest.

  1. 1. All publications of—
    1. (i) Lawrence and Wishart Ltd.
    2. (ii) Pan African Brotherhood.
    3. (iii) Russia Today Society.
    4. (iv) Friends of the Soviet Union.
    5. (v) The Marcus Garvey Movement.
    6. (vi) The Communist Party of Great Britain.
    7. (vii) The Communist-International.
    8. (viii) The World Federation of Democratic Youth.
    9. (ix) The Women's International Democratic Federation.
    10. (x) The International Union of Students.
    11. (xi) The Information Bureau of the Communist and Workers' Parties.
  2. 2. The African.
  3. 3. Blitz.
  4. 4. Challenge.
  5. 5. The Daily Worker.
  6. 6. The Guardian.
  7. 7. Labour Monthly.
  8. 8. New Africa.
  9. 9. The New Times.
  10. 10. People's Age.
  11. 11. World News and Views.
  12. 12. Africa, Britain's Third Empire, by George Padmore, published by Denrds Dobson Ltd., 12, Park Place, St. James, London, S.W.1.
  13. 13. A publication in Arabic called "Majmua-Et-Qasaid," by Al Jassim bin Mohyi Al-Din Kassim Al Barawi, published by Sheikh Abdul Hamid Haj Abbadi, Bookseller, Aden.
  14. 14. Al-Rabita al Ismalia.
  15. 15. Saba.