HC Deb 03 December 1928 vol 223 cc811-2

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the vote in the Gold Coast legislative council upon the proposed compensation to the Commonwealth Trust: and whether, seeing that the whole of the unofficial members, both white and native, voted against such grant and that, Nana Sir Afori Atta and the chiefs of the Colony have protested to the Governor against what they regard as the injustice of this vote, he proposes to take any action in the matter?


I have been informed by the Acting Governor of the Gold Coast that the resolution proposing payment to the Trust was carried by 18 votes to 9, all the European unofficials, except one, voting with the official members. The European members wished it to be understood that they supported the proposal not as admitting a liability of the Colony but because of the protection afforded during the War by His Majesty's Government. Nana Sir Ofori Atta opposed the vote but I have received no information of any other protest from him or anyone else and I do not propose to take any action.

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