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Nigeria (Communists Ban)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the decision to ban Communists from certain Government posts in Nigeria was made with his approval.

This is a matter within the competence of the Federal and Regional Governments in Nigeria. It was not therefore necessary for them to consult me before they took their decision, and they did not do so. I may say, however, that the decision has my unqualified support.