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Constitutional Committee's Report

Volume 655: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1962

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what has been the result of the consideration by the National Council of Swaziland of his observations upon the proposed new constitution.

The Swazi National Council has dispersed for the purpose of considering further at local meetings the Report of the Constitutional Committee and my observations on it. It is to reassemble at a later date with a view to formulating Swazi reactions.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will now make a statement about future constitutional arrangements for Swaziland.

The Report of the Swaziland Constitutional Committee was published on 2nd March together with a despatch which I addressed to the High Commissioner giving my preliminary comments on the Report. In that despatch I said that the reaction of public opinion in Swaziland to these documents would be of assistance to me in formulating final decisions.