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Government Service (Appointments)

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 3 March 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to what extent consultation has taken place with the Union of South Africa Government in respect of appointments to any branch of the official staff in Basutoland; and how many of that staff are citizens of the Union.

As a rule, the Government of the Union of South Africa are not consulted about appointments to the Government service in Basutoland. The number of European officers in the Territory who are citizens of the Union is 159.