HC Deb 10 June 1953 vol 516 c191
Mr. Dugdale

I beg leave to present a humble Petition made by Thomas Stanley Lane Fox-Pitt, Commander, Royal Navy (retired), an officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and Hastings K. Banda, licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

The Petitioners ask that in view of the fact that certain responsible Chiefs of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland have presented a Petition to the United Nations, and for the reasons set out in this Petition and In order not to prejudice the Petition of the Chiefs and People as aforesaid at the United Nations nor to embarrass the United Nations in regard to the consideration of the said matter, this honourable House will take no steps that might in any way so act either to the detriment of the Chiefs and People as aforesaid nor to the embarrassment of the United Nations. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. To lie upon the Table.