HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 c233W
87. Major Vernon

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when he expects municipal government to be re-established in Freetown, Sierra Leone; and whether the Freetown Municipal Ordinance is to be revised.

Mr. Creech Jones

The operation of the Freetown Municipality Ordinance was suspended to give time for its purpose, which had been widely misrepresented, to be fully understood by local public opinion. I regret that it has not been practicable to bring the ordinance into operation I have discussed the matter again with the Governor but even yet, it is not possible to say when the ordinance will be put into effect. In the meantime, Freetown continues to be administered under the 1927 Ordinance

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