HC Deb 14 July 1958 vol 591 c70W
64. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many persons have been imprisoned for offences under the emergency regulations in Malta; how many were sentenced for participation in unlawful assemblies of ten or more persons; and when it is proposed to withdraw these regulations.

Mr. Profumo

The Preservation of Public Order Emergency Ordinance is the only piece of emergency legislation in Malta which confers additional powers for preserving public order. One person has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment under this Ordinance for cutting the wires of the Malta Rediffusion Service. Fifty persons have been sentenced under the Malta Criminal Code for participating in unlawful assemblies of ten or more persons for the purpose of committing an offence.