HC Deb 08 May 1956 vol 552 cc99-100W
77. Mr. V. Yates

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what representations he has received requesting an amnesty to be granted to political prisoners in territories under the jurisdiction of Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I do not know how the hon. Member would define the term "political prisoners". I receive representations from a variety of sources suggesting the treatment to be accorded to persons detained in Colonial Territories; but I am not aware of any request for a general amnesty such as the hon. Member appears to have in mind.

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