HC Deb 29 October 1956 vol 558 c112W
Mr. Fenner Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what arrangements have been made for taking evidence from members of the African Mineworkers Union in Northern Rhodesia on behalf of the Union before the Commission of Inquiry into working conditions in the copper-mines, as a result of the arrest of members of the Supreme Council of the Union.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

By Gazette Notice members of the public were invited to state if they desired to give evidence before the Commission of Enquiry either orally or in writing. Members of the Supreme Council who have been detained stated publicly, before their detention, that they would not give evidence or appear before the Commission. None the less at the request of the Chairman they have been asked if they wish to give evidence or to appear and the Chairman is awaiting their reply. Mr. Katilungu, the President of the Supreme Council, has been conducting the case for the Mineworkers' Union since the start of the inquiry. He is calling three witnesses.

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