HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 cc1131-2W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received information as to protests made by the Indian community in Uganda against the inadequacy of the representation allotted to them in the legislative council; and whether such allocation will be reconsidered in view of the widespread dissatisfaction which exists in the community on this subject?


It was intended that the new Legislative Council of Uganda should contain three nominated unofficial members of whom two should be Europeans and one an Indian, but the Indian community have refused to avail themselves of this representation. Until they show themselves willing to co-operate in the work of the Council on the lines laid down, I am advised that it would not be desirable to increase their representation, and that such increase would not be justified on a comparison of the European and Indian interests involved.

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