HC Deb 11 February 1953 vol 511 c35W
66. Mr. T. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what information he has received from the Governor of the Gold Coast, regarding the demand for complete independence; and what party or parties have made this demand.

Mr. Lyttelton

Last October the Gold Coast Prime Minister invited the chiefs and all parties and groups to submit before April, 1953, their views on constitutional reform. No political party has yet responded. Statements from the Convention People's Party and the Ghana Congress Party, demanding full self-government, have appeared in the Press, but these statements have not been addressed to the Government in response to Dr. Nkrumah's invitation.

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