Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a strong feeling in Nyasaland that the views of the African people there have not been correctly represented to the House, and that it is important that hon. Members should be able to collect the facts at first hand, even in Nyasaland? Will he reconsider his decision?
A Commission of Inquiry has been sent out to inquire into the disturbances in Nyasaland and the events leading up to them. I have said that, in the wider context of the Federation as a whole, thought is being given to machinery to equip the Governments with the relevant information for the 1960 review. On the latter point, it would not be proper to comment in answer to a Question directed solely to Nyasaland.
I follow that answer. Can the right hon. Gentleman give the House some information about how soon he expects to be able to make a statement on that?
The right hon. Gentleman must not assume that. I said that the first step in regard to any inquiries into any constituent part of the Federation was obviously through the medium of Mr. Justice Devlin's Commission of Inquiry. I said that, with regard to the Federation's problems as a whole, consideration was now being given by the Governments to providing machinery to equip the Governments with up-to-date information. I cannot add to that today.