HC Deb 13 June 1961 vol 642 cc185-6
23. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made in resolving difficulties in Uganda arising from resistance from the Kabaka and the Lukiko of Buganda to constitutional development.

24. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement about the findings of Lord Munster's Relationships Commission in Uganda.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The Governor has continued to discuss the position with the Kabaka. The findings of the Relation- ships Commission Report will be available when it is published in a few days. Its recommendations are to be considered at a constitutional conference to be convened in London in mid-September. I hope that the Report will provide a real opportunity for making progress on Buganda's relationships with the rest of Uganda.

Mr. Sorensen

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for that reply, may I ask whether he could reply more speci- fically to the first part of the Question where I asked what progress is being made? Can the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that progress has been made in this very difficult matter?

Mr. Macleod

I would prefer to put it the other way round and say that I am hopeful, now that we have the Munster Report, which I think is an excellent one, that we shall be able to make progress. We have lacked before a common basis of agreement for solving this big problem. I have always thought that the Munster Report would provide such a basis and, having read it, I think that it will.

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