HC Deb 15 July 1957 vol 573 cc91-2W
Mr. F. M. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a commission has now been appointed to report on electoral boundaries and allied questions in Mauritius.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Electoral Boundary Commission referred to in my reply to the hon. Member for Rugby (Mr. J. Johnson) on 8th March has now been appointed.

I am glad to say that Sir Malcolm Trustram Eve, Bart., G.B.E., M.C., T.D., Q.C., has accepted appointment as Chairman, and that the two other members are Mr. R. Beloe, Chief Education Officer, Surrey County Council, and Mr. E. R. Sudbury, C.B.E., who was secretary of the First Ceylon Delimitation Commission, 1946. I am sure that the House will agree that we have been most fortunate in securing the services of these gentlemen, who will, I have no doubt, enjoy the full co-operation and confidence of the people of Mauritius.

The Commission expects to start work in Mauritius at the beginning of August.