HC Deb 29 June 1961 vol 643 c53W
6. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what consideration he has given to the representations received from the hon. Member for Wednesbury regarding the non-delivery of letters addressed to African political prisoners who are British protected persons detained without trial in Southern Rhodesia; and what representations he has made to the Federal Government.

Mr. Braine

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the letter which he wrote to my right hon. Friend on 18th May. I replied to this letter on 29th May with the suggestion that he might take the matter up direct with the High Commissioner for the Federation. My right hon. Friend is not aware of any grounds on which it would be appropriate for him to make representations to the Federal Government in the matter.