HC Deb 13 March 1962 vol 655 cc135-6W
30. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what representations he has received from Africain, European and Asian organisations in Northern Rhodesia regarding the new constitution; by what dates the delimitation of the constituencies and the registration of the electors will be completed; and when the election to the new legislature will take place.

Mr. Maudling

I have received representations from the U.N.I.P. in which they criticise the constitutional proposals but indicate that they are prepared to participate in the elections on certain conditions. I cannot give a precise programme at this stage, but I envisage completion of registration by the summer, delimitation by late summer and an election in the autumn.