Oral Answers to Questions — Uganda Disturbances (Inquiry)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1949.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Skinnard Mr Frederick Skinnard , Harrow East 12:00 am, 29th June 1949

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when the report of the inquiry into the recent disturbances in Uganda may be expected.

Mr. Creech Jones:

The inquiry is proceeding as expeditiously as possible, but I cannot give a date when the Commissioner's report may be expected.

Photo of Mr Frederick Skinnard Mr Frederick Skinnard , Harrow East

In view of the recent reports that there have been a considerable number of cases of arson and that there is increasing activity of a very serious nature, would it not be advisable to give a directive that a report should be issued as soon as possible?

Mr. Creech Jones:

There is no doubt that the Commissioner is doing his best and working as fast as he can to take the evidence. I am sure that there will be no delay on his part in submitting the report.