§ 22. Mr. Swingler
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies on what grounds Mr. Harry Nkumbula and Mr. Kenneth Kaonde, president and secretary, respectively, of the North Rhodesian African Congress, have been imprisoned.
§ Mr. Swingler
Of what publications and quantities of publications were they in possession? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, as I understand it, they 438 were in possession of certain specimen copies of Communist literature which had been sent from this country, and of certain other literature from this country which is on the prohibited list in Northern Rhodesia? Is he also aware that the upshot of all this has been enormously to increase the membership of the African Congress?
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
As to the second part of that question, I have no reason to believe that that is so. The next Question on the Paper, which I am answering, deals with the first part.
§ Mr. J. Johnson
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the case of these two gentlemen raises the whole matter of the movement of African leaders inside the Federation? Not only were these two gentlemen stopped from going to Salisbury but even people like Mr. Joseph Sangala is not allowed to leave Nyasaland to go to Northern Rhodesia. Is that a sensible policy to carry out in Central Africa?