§ 42. Mr. Brockway
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what official discussions he has had with the Governor of Gambia during his visit to London for a revision of the Constitution of Gambia.
§ The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Alan Lennox-Boyd)
The former Governor, Sir Percy Wyn-Harris, left the Colony on retirement in April. The new Governor, Sir Edward Windley, arrived in the Gambia last month. Before he left, I naturally discussed with him the problems of the country.
§ Mr. Brockway
Would it be possible for the right hon. Gentleman to indicate to the House whether proposals are now being made for a revision of the Constitution with a view to the advance towards self-government?
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The people of Gambia have many other interests, apart from constitutional ones, and I think that the new Governor should be allowed to look round before he reports to me on all matters.