HC Deb 29 February 1956 vol 549 c124W
60. Mr. Fernyhough

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many members of Mau Mau are still held in detention camps; and at what rate they are being screened and released.

Mr. Hare

Screening takes place before Detention Orders are made. On 13th February, 43,516 persons were in detention, all on Detention Orders. Up to the end of January, 22,000 detained persons had been released, at an average rate during the last three months of 2,250 a month.