2 JUNE 1961, Page 6

St. Helena Prisoners

THANKS to the generous response of Spectator readers, sufficient funds have now been collected to make it possible for fresh legal proceedings to be started on behalf of the Bahraini prisoners on St. Helena. A reptesentative of the London firm of solicitors acting for the men, and Counsel briefed by them, have sailed for St. Helena, as have Counsel for the Gov- ernment, and a judge; it is expected that there will be a hearing of the case within a fortnight. An announcement of the result, and discussion of its implications, will be published in the Spectator as early as possible.