In view of the fact that these two Reports are to be published this afternoon and that the right hon. Gentleman declined to make any statement to the House itself before these Reports come out, would the right hon. Gentleman agree to say in this case whether the Devlin Commission has endorsed his charge of massacre and murder against Dr. Banda and his close associates, and, if it has not done so, will he again consider his position as Secretary of State for the Colonies?
I would advise the hon. Member to read both documents. One will take him about half an hour and the other one will take him between four and five hours. He will be better able to question me on both after he has read each of them.
Certainly not. As the hon. Gentleman ought to know, as I have already told him, if he had been listening, the Hola Report will be published along with three Despatches which passed between the Governor of Kenya and myself. These despatches naturally take some time to work out and exchange. They cover very important matters, and it is pure coincidence that these Reports are ready together. I was very anxious to fulfil my responsibilities to the House that both would be published before the House rose.