Mr. Campbell

Oral Answers to Questions — Kenya – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd July 1959.

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Photo of Mr John Stonehouse Mr John Stonehouse , Wednesbury 12:00 am, 23rd July 1959

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is fully satisfied with the services of Mr. Campbell, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Prisons in Kenya; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd , Mid Bedfordshire

Mr. Campbell has earned consistently good reports during his service with the Kenya Prisons Department. In so far as the hon. Member is referring to the notes Mr. Campbell prepared after returning from Hola on 4th March, I have no comment to make in advance of publication of the Command Paper, which will appear later today.

Photo of Mr John Stonehouse Mr John Stonehouse , Wednesbury

Will the Secretary of State look very seriously at the coroner's report? He must be aware that the coroner made quite strong comments on the evasions and falsehoods in Mr. Campbell's report of the 4th March, and as this report was confirmed by the Governor's meeting on the same day, does not this bring the whole Kenya administration into disrepute?

Photo of Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd , Mid Bedfordshire

I have nothing to add to my Answer.