§ 62. Mr. F. Noel-Baker
asked the Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations what consultations took place with representative Nigerians before the decision to appoint the new United Kingdom High Commissioner was taken.
§ Mr. R. Thompson
In accordance with the usual practice followed between independent members of the Commonwealth where the Queen is the Head of State, the Prime Minister of the Federation of Nigeria was informed in advance of the proposed appointment of my right hon. Friend the Member for Carshalton (Mr. Head) as first High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in the Federation.