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African Territories (Constitutional Reform)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what reply has been made to the appeal to him by African leaders from Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia, meeting at Blantyre, Nyasaland, in August, for constitutional reform based on population, the abolition of the Thangata system, the return of all illegally-taken land to the original owners, free and compulsory education for African children, and the ownership of all schools by the State.