HC Deb 28 July 1959 vol 610 c50W
88 and 89. Mr. R. Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) whether he is aware that, in compiling the electoral register for the Northern Cameroons, African women resident in the area were completely excluded from the electoral roll; and what representations he has had regarding this matter;

(2) what representations he has received in connection with the electoral roll recently completed in the Northern Cameroons; and what request he has had for the postponement of the plebiscite on the grounds that the electoral register is unrepresentative.

Mr. J. Amery

In accordance with the United Nations resolution of last March the plebiscite in the Northern Cameroons will be held on the new Federal electoral register which for that area provides for adult male suffrage. I have received one letter about this from an organisation in this country, but have not heard of any suggestion that the plebiscite should be postponed.

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