HC Deb 08 November 1944 vol 404 cc1375-6W
Colonel Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any nonofficial Europeans on the Legislative Councils in Zanzibar, Nyasaland, Uganda and Tanganyika are nominated solely by the respective governors; whether any system of election of such members exists in any of these possessions; whether the governors invite names from representative bodies before making nominations; and whether he will review the existing arrangements and bring them more up to date.

Colonel Stanley

Non-official European members are nominated by the Governors in all the places mentioned except Zanzibar, where they are appointed by the Sultan upon the advice of the British Resident. The answer to the second and third parts of the Question is in the negative, with the exception of Nyasaland, where the Convention of Associations is invited to submit names. With regard to the last part of the Question, I have the existing arrangements under constant review.