HC Deb 28 February 1951 vol 484 c2059
1. Mr. Thomas Reid

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the resolution of the all-African elected town council of Lagos, that the mayor should be paid a salary of £2,500 a year and that £2,000 for his car and £500 for his regalia should be voted, has been implemented by the Government of the Colony.

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. James Griffiths)

The matter of the mayor's salary has been referred back to the Lagos Town Council by the Governor in Council, and details have been given of mayoral remuneration in towns of similar size in the United Kingdom. The Governor in Council did not take objection to the provision for a car.

Mr. Reid

Can my right hon. Friend say whether the Lagos Council or any Standing Committee of it passed the resolution in question?

Mr. Griffiths

Yes, Sir, but it is subject to the approval of the Governor in Council, who has referred the matter back.

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