§ 42. Mr. J. Hynd
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement concerning the resignation of Sir Stewart Gore-Brown from the Northern Rhodesia Legislative and Executive Councils; and whether he proposes to consult the African Congress concerning the filling of the vacancy.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
I understand that Sir Stewart Gore-Browne has notified the Governor that he does not wish to be considered for re-nomination to Legislative Council when his present term of office expires this month. It is not proposed to consult the African Congress concerning the appointment of his successor. That body is entirely unofficial. When it is desired to seek African opinion on any matter this would normally be done through the African Representative Council.
§ Mr. Griffiths
I think it is the Governor's duty to consult the official body if he thinks that it is desirable and essential to consult African opinion.