HC Deb 05 April 1950 vol 473 cc146-7W
86. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what legislation has been introduced by the Gold Coast Legislative Council to enable a representative of the Southern Togoland Council to sit on the Gold Coast Council; what is the basis of representation; and why Northern Togoland has no representative.

Mr. J. Griffiths

I invite my hon. Friend's attention to the Gold Coast Colony and Ashanti (Legislative Council) (Amendment No. 2) Order in Council, 1949. The representative is elected by the Southern Togoland Council, which consists of representatives of the native authorities in Southern Togoland. Northern Togoland is administered as a part of the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast, which are not represented in the Legislative Council under the existing constitution.