HC Deb 15 February 1938 vol 331 c1677
5. Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to decisions in the courts in Southern Rhodesia respecting the requirement that African voters must carry passes in accordance with Act 14 of 1936, even if they have been previously exempted in the terms of Ordinance 15 of 1913 from certain pass laws; and, as these decisions are not consistent with the principle of consolidation urged in justification of the 1936 Act, will he make representations that these regulations imposing subordinate status on the African people should be repealed?

Mr. M. MacDonald

As I stated in reply to a question by the hon. Member for North Camberwell (Mr. Ammon) on 3rd February, I have made inquiries about this matter, but I am not yet in a position to give any further information.

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