§ Mr. Wall
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what were the numbers of the Swazis, Europeans and Eurafricans, respectively, who voted for and against the proposed constitution in the recent referendum in Swaziland; and what percentage each vote represents of the total adult population of each race in Swaziland.
§ Mr. Sandys
The results of the referendum were announced by the Swazi National Council as follows:
For the Lion For the Reindeer Swazis 122,055 154 Europeans 1,400 8 Eurafricans 300 0
The latest estimates of the adult population (i.e. persons over 21) available to me relate to 1962. On the basis of these estimates, the figures above would represent the following percentages of the adult population of each race:—
For the Lion Percent. For the Reindeer Per cent. Africans 102 0.13 Europeans 30 0.17 Eurafricans 42 0
I understand, however, that persons under the age of 21 took part in the referendum.