HC Deb 20 December 1961 vol 651 c165W
Mr. Godman Irvine

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the appointment of a commission of Privy Councillors to advise on the lost counties problem in Uganda.

The Prime Minister

I have appointed my noble Friend the Lord Molson to be Chairman and the noble Lord the Earl of Listowel and my noble Friend the Viscount Ward of Witley to be members of the Commission, which is expected to begin its inquiry in the second week of January next year. The terms of reference are:

"Having regard to the paramount need for the people of Uganda, including Buganda, to move together into independence in conditions which will ensure them peace and contentment, to investigate allegations of discrimination of the kind contained in the Omukama of Bunyoro's petition and the grievances referred to in the Munster Report concerning the areas in Buganda which are named below, to receive representations from those concerned and to advise whether any, and if so what, measures should be taken to deal with the situation. The areas are the countries of Buyaga, Bugangadzi, Buwekula, Buruli and Bugerere and portions of the counties of Singo and Bulemezi."

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