HC Deb 08 August 1884 vol 292 cc268-9

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether any investigation has yet been held into the complaints made of the conduct, at Grenada, of Sir William Robinson, Governor of the Windward Islands, and with what result?


After reconsidering communications from Sir William Robinson himself, from the officer administering the Government of Grenada, from the Attorney General of Grenada, and from independent gentlemen of position, the Secretary of State has come to the conclusion that there is no foundation whatever for the charges made against the Governor. Sir William Robinson wrote as follows:— Excepting from what I read in the newspaper I know nothing of what occurred in that island between Captain Montague and the supposed editor of The People. I have never incited Captain Montague or anyone on the Garnet, either privately or publicly, to take any notice of the publication styled The Grenada People, or of its editor and proprietor. Had Captain Montague spoken to me on the subject, I should most strongly have advised him to treat the newspaper as I have done—with contempt.