HC Deb 29 April 1958 vol 587 cc24-5W
83. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of Africans and Europeans, respectively, serving on the Lusaka Council and its African Affairs Committee, and the number of Africans directly elected; and what is the policy of the Government of Northern Rhodesia in regard to African participation in local government.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

There are 13 Europeans on the Lusaka Council, elected by ratepayers; there are no Africans. There are four European councillors on the African Affairs Committee, and four Africans of whom two were elected by Area Boards and two were nominated by the Council from among the members of those Boards. There is an Area Board for each African Housing Area.

The policy of the Northern Rhodesia Government is to associate Africans resident in the municipal and township areas with local government along the lines recommended in the Brown Report.