§ 16. Mr. T. Reid
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the selling as freehold, instead of leasing, Crown lands in Northern Rhodesia.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
In accordance with the terms of a Motion passed by the Northern Rhodesia Legislative Council at its June Session, the question of changing the present system in Northern Rhodesia of leasehold tenure of Crown lands to a 2028 system under which freehold grants of Crown lands would be made has been referred to a Select Committee of the Council. Pending the Select Committee's report and the receipt of the views of the Governor of Northern Rhodesia with respect to its recommendations, I have no statement to make.
§ Mr. Griffiths
I appreciate that, but I think that we had better await the results of the deliberations of the Select Committee.