HC Deb 29 October 1952 vol 505 cc209-10W
49. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the demand put forward through the Governor of Tanganyika by European settlers for an amplification of the British Government policy announced in June which would indicate to them the extent of security offered under the new constitution, he will give an assurance that no further constitutional changes will be considered without equal consideration being given to the views expressed by all races in the territory; that European settlement in Tanganyika is to be regarded as a permanent feature essential to the territory's economy and that, bearing in mind the provisions of the Trusteeship Agreement. Her Majesty's Government would not be a party to any move towards self-government without full security of the right of the non-indigenous peoples resident there.

Mr. J. Foster

My right hon. Friend can readily give an assurance that the views of all communities in the territory would be ascertained and taken fully into account before any further changes in the constitution were decided. It can reasonably be assumed that future Governments would adopt the same procedure.

My right hon. Friend considers that his statement on 25th June was clear on both the points raised in the last two parts of the Question.

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