Legal Profession (Committee)

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Rhodesia – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr John Biggs-Davison Mr John Biggs-Davison , Chigwell 12:00 am, 15th November 1960

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken by the Government of Northern Rhodesia to give more scope to properly qualified lawyers to practise in the Protectorate.

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

The Government of Northern Rhodesia intend to set up a Committee, under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice, to inquire into the means of promoting the entry and participation of local persons in the legal profession, to ensure that in future the profession will be adequate to meet the Territory's increasing needs.