HC Deb 01 August 1951 vol 491 cc1439-40
26. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what views have so far been expressed on the proposals for closer association of the Central African Territories by African District and Provincial Councils in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland and by the Nyasaland African Protectorate Council and the Northern Rhodesian African Representative Council.

Mr. J. Griffiths

So far as I am aware, the District and Provincial Councils and the Protectorate and Representative Councils have not formally considered the proposals contained in the Report. As my hon. Friend is aware, I propose to make a visit to Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland later in this month, and I shall have personal discussions with representatives of the bodies referred to in this Question.