HC Deb 25 October 1960 vol 627 cc246-7W
65. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what arrangements are being made for a constitutional conference for Northern Rhodesia; and whether he will make a statement on the representation at such a conference.

Mr. Iain Macleod

As he announced on the 28th September, the Governor of Northern Rhodesia has invited leading representatives of political parties and of Chiefs in the territory to discuss with him individually their views on further political advance. He hoped that this would lead to an informal round table conference in the territory in preparation for a formal conference in London at the earliest practicable date. I am not yet able to make a statement about representation at such a conference.