Burns Commission (Report)
Oral Answers to Questions — Fiji
Sir John Hall (Wycombe)
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has now received the recommendations of the Fiji Government, following consideration of the Burns Commission Report; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Hugh Fraser (Stafford and Stone)
Yes, Sir. The Fiji Government's proposals on the Burns Commission Report were accepted unanimously by the Legislature in December, 1960, and are embodied in Council Paper No. 31 of 1960, copies of which have been placed in the Library. As hon. Members will see, the Fiji Government do intend substantially to implement the recommendations of the report. To itemise, 91 recommendations, out of a total of 126, were accepted, 18 were accepted subject to modification, 11 were rejected and 6 were deferred.