HC Deb 17 June 1958 vol 589 cc885-6
22. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement on the results of the discussions between the Governments of Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland and the Federation on the issue of passports to British protected persons in the Federation.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The proposed discussions have not yet taken place.

Mrs. Castle

Is the Coloniel Secretary aware that we on this side of the House are very anxious about this question and about the doubt which a previous Answer has thrown on the rights of protected persons in this area? How soon will he be able to make this important statement?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I am very conscious of the interest which the House as a whole takes in this matter, and I will give an Answer as soon as I possibly can.

Mr. Speaker

Mr. Stonehouse—Question No. 28.

Mr. J. Johnson

On a point of order. May I ask Question No. 23?

Mr. Speaker

I understand that that was answered with Question No. 13.

Mr. Johnson

I was not allowed to ask a supplementary question on that. May I ask one now?

Mr. Speaker

We have dealt with that Question.