HC Deb 13 May 1958 vol 588 cc12-3W
Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it was with his authority that the White Paper on constitutional proposals for Northern Rhodesia was issued; what is the number of members of the Executive Council who have expressed their disagreement with any of the proposals in the White Paper; and what opportunities will be given to the Legislative Council of Northern Rhodesia to debate the White Paper before any decisions are reached.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The White Paper was issued on the authority of the Northern Rhodesian Government; the publication of these proposals for public discussion had my approval. It would not be proper for me to disclose what views may have been expressed in Executive Council. The Northern Rhodesia Government intend to provide time for a full debate during the next Session of the Legislative Council early in July, and no decisions will be reached until after it has taken place.