HC Deb 09 July 1957 vol 573 c23W
62. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when the electoral roll for the direct elections to the Uganda Legislative Council in 1958 will be prepared; and what is the anticipated number of Africans expected to qualify under the new franchise.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The electoral rolls will not be prepared until some time after legislation has been enacted giving effect to the election proposals which are themselves to be considered by the Legislative Council later this month or early in August. At a very rough guess some 70 to 80 per cent. of adult men and 10 to 20 per cent. of adult women would be enfranchised in Buganda, and a somewhat smaller proportion elsewhere.

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