§ 30. Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any unofficial communities in East Africa have yet expressed a desire to submit representations of their views before the Joint Select Committee on Closer Union in East Africa; what reply is being made to any such request; and when it is anticipated that the views of the Governors of Kenya and Tanganyika, respectively, on the Government's proposals will be received?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Dr. Drummond Shiels)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The second part does not, therefore, arise. The Governors of Kenya and Tanganyika and the Acting-Governer of Uganda have been asked to submit the views of their Governments by despatch on the proposals, but it is not yet known when these may be expected.
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
Will the hon. Gentleman make clear at as early a date as possible what procedure the Government propose whereby unofficially the different races will be able to submit their views to the Joint Select Committee?
§ 31. Mr. MANDER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies at what stage it is proposed to bring before the Mandates Commission of the League of Nations the Government's new policy for closer union in East Africa with reference to the position of Tanganyika?
§ Dr. SHIELS
Copies of the statement of the conclusions of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom with regard to closer union in East Africa have been forwarded to members of the Permanent Mandates Commission. The Commission will thus have an opportunity 1947 of considering them and making any observations on them which it may wish.
§ 7. Sir PHILIP RICHARDSON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has received any representations from the German Government with respect to the closer union policy for East Africa which affects the Tanganyika Mandate?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Dalton)
No, Sir. My right hon. Friend has received no such representations.