Constitutional Development

Oral Answers to Questions — Jamaica – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th October 1947.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Erroll Mr Frederick Erroll , Altrincham and Sale 12:00 am, 29th October 1947

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what decisions about home rule for Jamaica he announced to Mr. Bustamente and Mr. Manley during his recent visit to the West Indies.

Photo of Sir Allan Noble Sir Allan Noble , Chelsea

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the recent decisions regarding the promise of self-government to Jamaica in 1949.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams , Croydon South

During the visit of my right hon. Friend the opportunity naturally occurred for prominent unofficial persons to indicate, in informal conversation, their views on the subject of constitutional development. No decisions were taken or announced.

Photo of Mr Frederick Erroll Mr Frederick Erroll , Altrincham and Sale

Will the Minister take steps to repudiate any premature reports which may have leaked out?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams , Croydon South

We are not responsible for any reports that have leaked out, nor, so far as I am aware, is the Jamaican Government.