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Prisons, Mauritius (Inquiry)

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 16 March 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the findings of the Commission of Inquiry set up by the Governor of Mauritius, in December, 1947, under Mr. Justice Flanders, to inquire into the state of His Majesty"s Prisons in Mauritius, were published; and if not whether he will take steps to have them published.

The Commission of Inquiry referred to was held in private, with the result that the witnesses were able to give their evidence, and the Commission to make their report, with complete freedom. In these circumstances, my right hon. Friend is not prepared to take steps with a view to publication of the Commission"s report.