Annual Carnival, Trinidad.

Oral Answers to Questions — West Indies – in the House of Commons on 4th March 1942.

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Mr. David Adams:

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the Government of Trinidad, without previous o intimation, prohibited this year the holding of the annual carnival; and, as the suspension of that feast was generally resented, will he state the reason for this action?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

My Noble Friend has received no information from the Governor about this matter.

Mr. Adams:

Will inquiries be made and the answer supplied to the House?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

If I am pressed by my hon. Friend, of course, I will ask for the information, but the matter seems to be one which is within the discretion of the Governor.

Mr. Adams:

Is not it a matter of considerable importance?