HC Deb 26 October 1955 vol 545 c188
24. Mr. Braine

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the island of Rodriguez is represented in the Legislative Council of Mauritius.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

No, Sir. But there is a local Consultative Committee on which the different sections of the population are represented.

Mr. Braine

Surely my right hon. Friend will agree that it is out of tune with the times that this small dependency should not be represented? Can he say whether consideration will be given fairly soon to its representation in the Legislative Assembly?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Governor has been there lately, and in view of the very large distance that the island is from Mauritius, and the small population, it is his considered advice that local institutions are a better way of associating the people with their own development.

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