§ Mr. Wilkes
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any decision has been reached on the proposed constitutional changes in Mauritius, and whether he is aware that the Mauritius Labour Party have recently reiterated their demand for universal male suffrage within the island.
Mr. Creech Jones
In reply to the first part of the Question, considerable progress has been made in dealing with this matter, and I hope that it will shortly be possible for the Governor to place proposals for the amendment of the Constitution before the Council of Government in Mauritius. The196W reply to the second part of the Question is in the affirmative.