§ Mr. Swingler
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Colonies what steps he proposes to take to extend responsible, democratic government to the citizens of the island of Rodrigues.
§ Mr. Sandys
Rodrigues is administered under the authority of the Mauritius Government by a magistrate and civil commissioner who co-ordinates locally the work of Mauritius Government Departments. An Advisory Council has recently been established with a majority of its membership drawn from five Parish Councils.
I am arranging for a copy of the Annual Report for Rodrigues for 1963 to be placed in the Library of the House.