HC Deb 25 January 1956 vol 548 cc28-9W
70. Mr. Paget

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to state the reason that led the Governor of Kenya to remit a portion of the sentence passed on Derek Searl for perjury.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Having regard to past practice and to the statement made in the House by Mr. Speaker on 10th March, 1947, I think it would be undesirable for me to give the reasons why the Governor has, on his own responsibility, exercised the prerogative of mercy which has been delegated to him.