§ 10. Mr. J. Hynd
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the need for more adequate and direct representation of Africans on the Nyasaland Legislative Council; and whether he will consider increasing the African representation to six members, and establishing a common roll so that qualified Africans may be able to vote direct as an alternative to participating in selection through the Protectorate Council.
When two African Unofficial Members were appointed to the Nyasaland Legislative Council in 1949 it was agreed that the introduction of a new constitution would be further considered after experience of the working of the enlarged Council. My right hon. Friend hopes to discuss this matter with the Governor who is at present in this country.