HC Deb 10 May 1960 vol 623 c43W
Mr. R. Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what has been his reply to the representations received in connection with the proposals for a new constitution for the Gambia, with particular reference to the forthcoming elections there; and whether he has agreed to accept a representative delegation from the Gambia relating to the electoral register.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The reply given to these representations was that, as the constitutional changes approved by my predecessor last year involved a very considerable advance, the petitioners should give them a reasonable chance to work before seeking to embark upon further reforms. I have had no request to receive a delegation on the question of the electoral register.

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