HC Deb 13 June 1961 vol 642 cc24-5W
Mr. C. Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken to set up an elected Advisory Council for St. Helena.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I am prepared to arrange for the present nominated Advisory Council to be replaced by one consisting of eight elected, two ex-officio, two nominated official and four nominated unofficial members provided he is assured that the people of St. Helena have sufficient interest in the change to take part in the elections and sufficient good will to make it work. The Governor has not yet been able to give such an assurance.