HC Deb 05 May 1955 vol 540 cc165-6W
Mr. Hale

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, when disturbances occur during the course of bona fide preaching of religious belief, in what' circumstances it is his policy to take proceedings against the persons causing the disturbances as well as against the persons preaching.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Responsibility for taking proceedings in cases of disturbance of the peace in Colonial Territories rests with Colonial Governments. Against whom proceedings would be taken depends on the circumstances of each individual case, and no generalisation is appropriate.