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Sudan (Self-Government)

Volume 524: debated on Monday 1 March 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement about the progress of introducing self-government in the Sudan; and to what extent friction in the Sudanisation Committee will delay the procedure.

In accordance with the Self-Government Statute, 'the Governor-General certified that 9th January last was the "appointed day" on which the self-government institutions under the statute had been duly constituted in accordance with its provisions. The hon. Member is, no doubt, referring to the friction which appears to have developed in the Governor-General's Commission about the setting up of the Sudanisation Committee. The Sudanisation Committee has now been formally appointed but, so far as I know, has not yet met.