Legislative Councils (Non-official Members)

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th October 1944.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East 12:00 am, 18th October 1944

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will consider abolishing the system under which non-official members of legislative councils representing European communities are nominated by Governors of Colonies and not elected and replacing it by a procedure more in consonance with the times.

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

When the proposed constitutional changes in the Gold Coast take effect Fiji will be the only Colony where such a provision operates. I see no reason to make a change.