HC Deb 13 November 1958 vol 595 cc65-6W
71. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if Her Majesty's Government has now endorsed the decision of the Governor of Northern Rhodesia to select the two African members of the Federal Parliament representing Northern Rhodesia on the nominations not of the African Representative Council but of a body composed of the African Provincial Councils, the Superior Native Authority of Barotseland, and Africans whose names appear on the general or special voters' rolls.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Governor's decision does not require the formal endorsement of Her Majesty's Government but certainly has my approval. I should perhaps explain that this increase in the size of the body designated by the Governor to elect the two specially elected African Members from Northern Rhodesia does not involve the disenfranchisement of anyone, since all the members of the African Representative Council are members either of a Provincial Council or of the Barotseland Superior Native Authority.

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