HC Deb 20 March 1958 vol 584 cc157-8W
11. Mr. Fletcher-Cooke

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the Government of Northern Rhodesia has introduced legislation to restrict the right of appeal from native courts to the High Court.

Mr. Profumo

As the number of appeals from native courts had been increasingly rapidly in recent months, the Northern Rhodesia Government found it necessary to bring the appeal procedure more into line with that in the United Kingdom and in other African territories, by limiting the right of appeal to the High Court in certain minor cases.