HC Deb 01 February 1962 vol 652 cc110-1W
Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action is being taken about the Guatemalans captured in British Hounduras on 23rd January.

Mr. Maudling

They have been charged with an offence against Section 243 of the Criminal Code of British Honduras which relates to the use of armed force or the show of armed force against the Government. They have also been charged under Section 29(3) of the Immigration Ordinance with having illegally entered the country. The leader of the party has already pleaded guilty to the second charge and has been sentenced to 2 months hard labour. The other cases have yet to be heard.

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