§ 66. Mr. Russell
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that some Africans in Northern Rhodesia have failed to appear before the Monckton Comission because of intimidation; and what steps are being taken to punish the intimidators.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
Whilst there is reason to believe that some Africans have been intimidated, little direct evidence is available to the police. Inquiries are continuing where possible, and some prosecutions have ben initiated in respect of threats of violence against potential witnesses which were made in public, and in respect of which evidence could be obtained.