§ 66. Mr. Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will authorise the promotion of Africans, in suitable cases, to commissioned rank in the Northern Rhodesian police force.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
Promotion to gazetted rank in the Northern Rhodesia Police Force is on the basis of merit and suitability irrespective of race, and there is therefore no obstacle to the promotion of suitable Africans. There are 100 Africans in the Inspectorate although there are not yet any of Gazetted rank.