asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the proposed arrangements for ascertaining representative Nigerian opinion in respect of constitutional advance in 1950.
I would invite my hon. Friend's attention to the Report of the Select Committee of Legislative Council mentioned in the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Newport (Mr. Peter Freeman) on 30th March. The recommendations of this Committee have been approved by the Governor, and steps will now be taken to begin the review of the Constitution in accordance with the procedure which the Committee has proposed.
Can my hon. Friend say how long it is likely to be before the recommendations are implemented?
I am afraid that I cannot say at this stage.