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Bribery And Corruption Allegations

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what representations he has received from the Northern People's Party in the Gold Coast asking him to recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission on the Gold Coast; and if he will make a statement.

The Northern Peoples' Party in the Gold Coast have submitted to my right hon. Friend a resolution requesting the appointment of a Royal Commission to investigate allegations of bribery and corruption in public corporations in the Gold Coast and also among all holders of public office by virtue of their election to the Legislative Assembly. My right hon. Friend is awaiting the considered view of the Gold Coast Government on this request.