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Local And Central Government

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 26 May 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what constitutional advance has taken place in Basutoland in recent years.

In reply to my hon. Friend, the Member for East Harrow (Mr. Skinnard) on 4th March, I gave a short account of the important administrative and constitutional changes which have recently been made. I will send my hon. Friend a copy of my reply and copies of the Annual Reports for Basutoland for the years 1946 and 1947, which will provide him with fuller information. The Report for 1946 contains a summary of political progress made in the territory during the years of the war.