HC Deb 15 July 1959 vol 609 cc32-3W
Mr. Brockway

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what measures are being taken to allow political parties in Basutoland to hold meetings without being banned by local chiefs.

Mr. Alport

In view of the responsibilities of the Chieftainship in Basutoland for the maintenance of law and order, and as a matter of custom and courtesy, anyone intending to hold a meeting in a Chief's area must notify him beforehand. There have been some misunderstandings about this customary procedure; and the matter is now under discussion between the Resident Commissioner and the Paramount Chief Regent in order to eliminate misunderstandings in the future.

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