HC Deb 23 January 1962 vol 652 cc5-6W
36. Dr. Dickson Mabon

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the nature of his reply to the recent letter from Mr. Kenneth Kaunda, President of the Northern Rhodesian United National Independence Party, urging an early announcement by Her Majesty's Government of a revised plan for the Northern Rhodesian Constitution.

Mr. H. Fraser

No such letter has been received from Mr. Kaunda but, in reply to a letter from United National Independence Party officials in London, my right hon. Friend has asked the Governor to repeat to the Secretary-General of the Party his assurance that there will be no unnecessary delay in reaching a decision. At the same time it was emphasised that any move designed to bring pressure to bear on Her Majesty's Government at the present moment could only make the constitutional difficulties greater.

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