HC Deb 24 July 1946 vol 426 cc8-9W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if, in view of the increase in the number of Indians in East Africa, he will consider adopting the system in force in Ceylon, whereby Indian workers can only obtain the franchise by obtaining certificates of permanent settlement, in accordance with the Soulbury Commission.

Mr. George Hall

No person may be entered on the Kenya Voters Register who has not ordinarily resided in the Colony for at least one period of twelve consecutive months and who has not resided or carried on business or been employed in the electoral area concerned for three months immediately preceding his application. No change in these arrangements is at present contemplated.

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