HC Deb 27 March 1956 vol 550 cc183-4W
86. Mr. Benn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the new subsection s. 51 (2) of section 5 of the Amended Tanganyika Penal Code, Ordinance 49 of 1955, gives power to the Governor to prohibit the importation of all works by a named author without regard to their contents.

Mr. Hare

As I informed the hon. Member for Flint on 29th February, this provision is designed to deal with any publisher, for example a Communist dominated organisation, who consistently publishes matter considered to be contrary to the public interest if circulated in Tanganyika.