HC Deb 15 December 1960 vol 632 cc570-1
3. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what recommendations for the restoration of democratic government in Malta have been made by the Blood Commission.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I have now received the Commission's Report, which will be published when I have considered its recommendations. I am doing this urgently.

Mr. Brockway

Can the right hon. Gentleman give any indication as to when that consideration is likely to be concluded? Is he aware that Malta has now been without democratic government for more than twenty months, and that it is urgent that the dictatorship of one man and unrepresentative advisers should be ended?

Mr. Macleod

I use the same word—I said that I am doing this urgently. That will be literally as soon as possible. I cannot put a precise date on it, but it will be very early in the New Year.

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