Police Action (Legal Proceedings)

Oral Answers to Questions — British Guiana – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr Henry Hynd Mr Henry Hynd , Hackney Central 12:00 am, 27th July 1949

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what compensation will be paid to the families of workers who were killed by the police in the riot of June, 1948 at the Enmore plantation, in view of the Report of the Enmore Commission, which states that firing went beyond the requirements of the situation and that many workers were shot in the back.

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

Actions have been filed in the Supreme Court of British Guiana claiming damages against five police constables and the question of compensation is therefore sub judice.