HC Deb 09 November 1955 vol 545 c197W
Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is satisfied with the existing arrangements for keeping parents in this country informed of their son's welfare and whereabouts while imprisoned in a Colony; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Persons imprisoned in Colonial Territories are allowed to send and receive letters, and prisoners who are United Kingdom nationals are therefore able to communicate with their relatives in the United Kingdom. If any relative in this country of a person serving a sentence in a colonial prison has not been informed by the prisoner of his whereabouts, or if the relative has reason to be anxious about the prisoner's welfare, I should be glad to ask the Governor of the territory concerned to make inquiries.

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