§ The following Question stood upon the Order Paper in the name of Mr. EDMUND HARVEY:
§ 30. To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Lord Hailey's Report on native administration has been received; and whether a date can be indicated when it will be published?
§ Mr. George Hall
I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the native administrations of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland. Lord Hailey's report has been received and it is being printed with a view to copies being sent to the Governments of Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The question of publication of the report will be considered with the three Governments concerned as soon as they have received copies.
Mr. Creech Jones
In view of the great importance of this report, ought not copies to be made available to the general public; and will the hon. Gentleman say whether the Secretary of State has as yet considered any action on the report, in view of the speech which was recently made By Prime Minister Huggins?
§ 33. Mr. Wedgwood
asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies whether, before taking any steps to unite the Rhodesias and Nyasaland, safeguards will be obtained for granting the franchise to native and coloured peoples on a common roll of electors on an educational basis, as being the only sufficient safeguard for justice?
§ Mr. Wedgwood
Does the hon. Gentleman realise that the only real safeguard for our trusteeship for these communities is that they should have the power of self-government and not be subject entirely to class rule?