HC Deb 24 November 1960 vol 630 cc125-6W
Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what reply has been given to the request of the Basutoland Civil Service that a deputation be received on the subject of the recommendations of the Surridge Commission.

Mr. Sandys

I asked the High Commissioner to reply on my behalf to the Basutoland Civil Service Association to the effect that I could not accede to the Association's request for an interview as it appeared to be based on a misunderstanding of the proper procedure: that the Association's proper course was to put their views to the High Commissioner through the Resident Commissioner, and that the High Commissioner would consider their views fully and would seek my instructions as necessary.