HC Deb 16 March 1962 vol 655 c194W
Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what plans he now has for further constitutional advance in Basutoland.

Mr. Maudling

In accordance with the terms of a motion passed unanimously by the Basutoland National Council, the High Commissioner asked the Paramount Chief to appoint, after consultations with leaders of political parties, a Commission to review the working of the 1959 constitution in the light of experience gained and to formulate proposals for its improvement. The Paramount Chief acted accordingly and the Commission has now begun its work.