HC Deb 14 December 1955 vol 547 c1197
21. Mr. R. Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will reconsider the proposed changes in the constitution of Zanzibar in view of the declarations by the Arab Association and African and Indian organisations in favour of a common electoral roll.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

No, Sir. These proposals have been unanimously approved by the Zanzibar Legislative Council which wishes them to be implemented without further delay. The important question of electoral systems can then be examined by an enlarged and more representative Council in the light of the recommendations of the inquiry to be undertaken shortly into the method of selection of unofficial members.

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