HC Deb 29 January 1959 vol 598 c140W
91. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what representation Africans have in the Legislative Council and town councils of Nyasaland; and what proposals there are for giving them more seats in those bodies.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

There are five African Members of the Legislative Council and one African on each of the town Councils of Salima and Zomba; the separate high density area of Soche near Blantyre has two Africans on the local authority. The Governor is at present considering further steps in constitutional development, and I am still consulting with him about them. As regards the town councils, proposals to increase African representation on the Salima and Zomba town councils are under consideration.