§ Mr. Stonehouse
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the constitutional developments in the Seychelles; and when the executive council will be made responsible to a Legislative Council elected on a democratic franchise.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The number of elected members of the Legislative Council was increased this year and the number of nominated members reduced. All British subjects over the age of 21 have the vote, subject to very minor qualifications I am not in a position to forecast further constitutional developments.