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Banned Publications

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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87.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies who is responsible for keeping a record of the books and journals banned in Kenya; and why such a record is not readily available.

All orders banning books or journals are published in the Kenya Official Gazette as they are made. The responsibility for keeping any necessary records rests with the Government of Kenya. I regret any inconvenience which may have been caused to the hon. Member by the delay in supplying him recently with a list.

88.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the circulation of "Kenya, the History of two Nations," by Richard K. P. Parkhurst, has been banned in that country; and whether he will now remove this ban.

The import and circulation of this book are considered by the Governor in Council to be contrary to the public interest and have, therefore, been prohibited. I do not propose to intervene.