HC Deb 10 May 1950 vol 475 cc60-1W
72. Mr. Fenner Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what consultations took place with the Liaison Committee in Malaya prior to the conclusion of arrangements for municipal elections next year and thereafter to the Councils in certain States and Settlements; and what views were expressed by the Liaison Committee.

Mr. Dugdale

The Communities Liaison Committee itself considered the desirability of introducing elections to the various legislatures in the Federation last year, and in a statement of agreed views, published in September, recommended that elections should first take place in municipalities and such States and Settlements as were ready for them.

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