HC Deb 31 October 1957 vol 575 cc76-7W
63. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what reply has been given by the Government of Tanganyika to the request of the Tanganyika African National Union for increased representation of Africans in the Legislative Council.

Mr. Profumo

When the President of the Tanganyika African National Union raised this matter recently in the Legislative Council, the Minister concerned stated that there could be no question of a review of the existing system of parity representation before the elections which will be held in 1958 and 1959. The matter will, however, be among those to be examined by a committee of the Legislative Council which it is proposed to appoint after the elections to consider further steps in constitutional development.