HC Deb 09 July 1957 vol 573 c184
41. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the recommendations of the Governor of Tanganyika for constitutional advance.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I do not think that I can usefully add to my statement on constitutional advance in Tanganyika during the debate on 4th June, beyond informing the House that the Ministerial system was inaugurated on 1st July.

Mr. Stonehouse

Is the Colonial Secretary aware that in Tanganyika there is anxiety lest constitutional advance is held back? Can he give any indication when it will be possible to announce direct elections to take place in Tanganyika?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

If the hon. Member will read what I said both on 4th June and also on 6th May he will see that I dealt with both those points. I recognise the anxiety to which the hon. Member has referred, but I also recognise the anxiety lest progress should be in the wrong direction.

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