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Congo (Mr Gauden)

Volume 645: debated on Wednesday 2 August 1961

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what United Kingdom or colonial subjects are under arrest in the Congo.

A British subject, Mr. Derek Gauden, is detained by the authorities of Kivu Province; they have undertaken to keep the local United Nations headquarters informed of developments. Mr. Gauden has been seen in prison by a United Nations representative who reported that he was suffering no ill-treatment. Her Majesty's Embassy is trying to arrange his release. I do not know of any other British subjects under arrest in the Congo.