HC Deb 05 December 1945 vol 416 c2303
11. Mr. Pritt

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will arrange that the representative of the Africans on the Legislative Council of Northern Rhodesia shall be selected by the Africans themselves.

Mr. George Hall

It is the intention that the representatives of Africans on the Legislative Council should be Africans selected through the machinery of the Provincial African Councils and of the proposed African Central Council. When the latter council is setup, it will consist of Africans selected by the provincial councils. The representatives will be African. I would refer to the full reply which I gave on 17th October to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Central Newcastle-on-Tyne (Mr. Wilkes).