HC Deb 07 November 1961 vol 648 c41W
51. Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action has followed the Report of the Burns Commission to Fiji; and what constitutional, land and economic changes and developments are under consideration.

Mr. Maudling

The one constitutional recommendation in the Burns Report, that Fijians should directly elect most of their representatives to the Legislative Council, has been accepted. In his reply on 24th October to the right hon. Member for West Bromwich (Mr. Dugdale), my hon. Friend gave an outline of the action taken on the land and economic recommendations, but I should of course be glad to obtain any particular information required by the right hon. Member.

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