HC Deb 28 March 1956 vol 550 c200W
55. Mr. Benn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will list the number of persons at present held in detention without trial in each of the colonial territories to the latest convenient date.

Mr. Hare

The information required is as follows:

Territory Date Number of persons detained without trial
Cyprus 17th March, 1956 297
Kenya 27th February, 1956 43,513
Federation of Malaya. 1st March, 1956 683*
Seychelles 23rd March, 1956 4 (from Cyprus)
Singapore 15th March, 1956 15
* Of this total, 83 were dependants of persons awaiting repatriation and 313 were persons in rehabilitation centres due for release within six months or less.