HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 cc2136-7
26. Mrs. White

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations how far Lord Llewellin, in his first broadcast as Governor-General, was expressing the views of Her Majesty's Government when he spoke of encouraging further immigration to Central Africa, without differentiating between those entering for trade or industrial purposes and those who would wish to acquire land.

Mr. J. Foster

The actual words used by the Governor-General in his broadcast of 10th September were that young men and women, especially from Britain will indeed be welcome so long as they come prepared to use their brains and their energy in bettering this country and so long as they come prepared to live in friendship with their neighbours. The views expressed by the Governor-General are entirely in accordance with the views of Her Majesty's Government.

The hon. Member's Question refers to land. I would remind her of the terms of Article 33 (1) of the Federal Constitution regarding land settlement.