HC Deb 29 March 1960 vol 620 cc109-10W
55. Mr. Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in the case of those Kenya detainees who are classified as hard-core detainees, on what evidence they are so classified; what steps have been taken to sift this evidence; and by what means they may qualify for release.

Mr. Alport

The Kenya Government regard none of the detainees as permanently irreconcilable and all those who remain may qualify for release under the rehabilitation and review processes. Their policy in this follows the recommendations of the Fairn Committee. Release depends not only on the evidence available at the time of detention, but on a man's record, during detention. including his attitude towards rehabilitation, and on whether he still presents a danger to security in his home area and in the Colony generally.

56. Mr. Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made in the last two months in the release of the remaining detainees in Kenya.

Mr. Alport

Ninety-six detainees were released in the two months ending on 29th February. At that date 653 detainees remained in the camps.

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