HC Deb 15 February 1956 vol 548 cc264-5W
63. Mr. J. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what reply he has made to the representations from Nyasaland for the right to secede from the Central African Federation to become an independent member of the British Commonwealth.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I have received some suggestions of this kind from Mr. W. M. Chirwa, a Nyasaland African Member of the Federal Parliament whom I was very gad to see on several occasions during his recent visit to London, but, as was stated in reply to a Question on 22nd December, 1954, by the hon. Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Aitken), any such suggestion is wholly unacceptable to Her Majesty's Government, who adhere to the maintenance of the Federal Constitution.

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