§ 4. Mr. LUNN
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to a resolution by the Southern Rhodesian Parliament, claiming the benefits, rights and privileges of full responsible government and demanding the transference of the powers over native lands, now vested in the High Commissioner, to the Governor; and whether he will insist on the maintenance of the existing form of control over native affairs and the administration of the lands boards?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for DOMINION AFFAIRS (Mr. Malcolm MacDonald)
My right hon. Friend has not received any communication from the Government of Southern Rhodesia regarding the resolution in question, but I understand that the Prime Minister of 1515 Southern Rhodesia wishes, during his forthcoming visit to London, to discuss, amongst other matters, questions affecting the constitution and native policy. In the circumstances it would appear to be premature to make any statement at present on the points mentioned by the hon. Member.
§ Mr. MacDONALD
My hon. Friend had better raise that question, after the Prime Minister has visited this country.