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Non-Self-Governing Territories

Volume 655: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1962

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will specify the number of non-self-governing countries for which Her Majesty's Government are responsible, stating the population of each territory.

As the Answer involves a large number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT. The number of territories is 45.

LIST OF TERRITORIES FOR WHICH THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES IS RESPONSIBLE, WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE POPULATIONS.
TerritoryPopulation*
Aden Colony200,000
Aden Protectorate1,000,000
Antigua54,060
Bahamas105,000
Barbados232,085
Basutoland685,000
Bechuanaland Protectorate237,000
Bermuda42,640
British Antarctic Territory
British Guiana558,769
British Honduras90,505
British Solomon Islands Protectorate124,076
British Virgin Islands7,921
Protected State of Brunei83,877
Caymen Islands8,511
Dominica59,916
Falkland Islands and Dependencies2,150
Fiji394,000
Gambia283,800
Gibraltar26,053
Gilbert & Ellice Islands Colony45,600
Grenada88,677
Hong Kong3,128,000
Jamaica1,638,400
Kenya7,287,000
State of Malta328,892
Mauritius658,000
Monserrat12,167
New Hebrides Condominium60,400
North Borneo454,421
Northern Rhodesia †2,480,000
Nyasaland†2,890,000
Pitcairn Islands Group147
St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla56,684
St. Helena and Dependencies5,040
St. Lucia86,108
St. Vincent79,948
Sarawak744,529
Seychelles41,700
State of Singapore1,687,300
Swaziland259,000
Trinidad and Tobago827,957
Turks & Caicos Islands5,668
Uganda6,844,600
Zanzibar307,000
* For the Caribbean territories excluding Jamaica, the Borneo territories, Hong Kong, British Solomon Islands Protectorate and Bermuda census figures are given; for the rest latest available estimates.
† The Secretary of State for the Colonies is responsible for the administration of these two territories except in so far as they come within the responsibility of the Government of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.