HC Deb 13 June 1956 vol 554 cc574-5
30. Mrs. White

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many persons in Government service in Tanganyika are in receipt of remuneration of £200 per annum or more; and how many receive less than this amount, distinguishing between European, Asian, and African employees, respectively.

Mr. Hare

The following are approximate figures:—3,000 Europeans, 1,200 Asians and 1,700 Africans receive remuneration of £200 per annum or more; no Europeans, 150 Asians and 17,000 Africans receive less than £200 per annum.

Mrs. White

Is not this qualification higher than it ought to be as one of the principal qualifications for the proposed franchise? Ought not the whole matter to be thoroughly reconsidered by the Government of Tanganyika?

Mr. Hare

I am sure that what the hon. Lady has said will be noted, but I think she will agree with me that the proposals which are contemplated are a very considerable step forward.

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