HC Deb 01 July 1957 vol 572 cc80-1W
Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of members of the Tanganyika African National Union who are serving prison sentences for breaches of the law, the nature of their offences and their positions in the Union.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Nine persons serving prison sentences are known to have been members of the Tanganyika African National Union. Their sentences relate to the following offencesRobbery; uttering a false document; assaulting a police officer; illegal practice of medicine; stealing National Union funds; usurping judicial powers; false assumption of authority; assaulting local authority messenger; holding an illegal meeting, and running an unregistered school. In some cases sentences are being served in respect of more than one offence. Of these nine, five were ordinary members of the Tanganyika African National Union. The remaining four held the folowing positions at the time the offences were committed:- Chairman. Bukoba Branch. Propaganda Secretary, Tanga Provincial Branch. Vice-Chairman, Tanga Provincial Branch. Clerk. T.A.N.U. Headquarters.

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