HC Deb 31 January 1952 vol 495 cc62-3W
Mr. James Johnson

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations how often His Majesty's Government have evoked the safeguard in the Constitution of Southern Rhodesia regarding discriminatory legislation affecting Africans.

Mr. J. Foster

The Government of Southern Rhodesia invariably consult the Secretary of State before introducing legislation which applies to Africans provisions different from those applied to persons of European descent. The purpose of the safeguard is thus achieved by means of prior discussion, and it has never been necessary to advise the exercise of the power of disallowance.