HC Deb 24 November 1959 vol 614 cc183-4
10. Mr. Tilney

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement about the forthcoming plesbiscite in the Southern Cameroons; and what questions are to be answered by the population of that country.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Eton and Slough (Mr. Brockway) on 2nd November, to which I have at present nothing to add.

Mr. Tilney

Now that the people in the Northern Cameroons have voted by a large majority to remain on their own, will my right hon. Friend consider, although their decision is detrimental to sensible Government and is a surprise to many, that the people in the Southern Cameroons might like to answer a similar question?

Mr. Macleod

The questions which will be put at the plebiscite to the people of the Southern Cameroons have already been fixed and announced. The question of what we should do now in view of the situation created by the vote in the Northern Cameroons is being urgently considered in London in my office and also in the United Nations.

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