HC Deb 20 January 1959 vol 598 cc5-6W
Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) what prisoners at Lokitaung Prison, Northern Frontier Province, Kenya, have received visits from relatives during the last five years;

(2) why requests from prisoners at Lokitaung Prison, Northern Frontier Province, Kenya, to receive visits from relatives since their imprisonment in 1952 have been refused.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I should like to correct the Chief Secretary's statement quoted in my reply to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall) on 11th June, 1958. This reported that there was no record of an application for a visit from relatives of prisoners at Lokitaung having been received. I now understand that one request was in fact made, not by the relatives but by one of the convicts, in November, 1957. This was, however, refused because the prisoner sought special facilities for his visitor, who was his brother, including the provision of free accommodation for a week.

No prisoner at Lokitaung has yet received a visit from a relative, but the wife of one convict recently asked if she could visit her husband, and this has been agreed.