§ 67. Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Somalis were arrested when a crowd of Somalis stoned the District Commissioner's car containing the honourable Members for Edmonton and South-East Essex at Berbera in 4th March; and what has been the result of the prosecutions.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Eight. They were all convicted on 29th March of rioting, under Section 147 of the Penal Code, and of unlawful assembly, under Section 143 of the Penal Code. One of the accused was sentenced to 18 months rigorous imprisonment on the first charge and three months on the second, and all the others to nine months on the first charge and three months on the second.