§ MR. J. WARD
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Lord Elgin has replied to the public petition of the inhabitants of British Guiana; and whether he intends to grant a commission of inquiry into the grievances contained in such petition, or otherwise take action to remove the complaints of the inhabitants.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
Pending the publication of Papers on this subject, which will include the text of the petition together with a despatch from the Secretary of State comprising a full and categorical reply to the complaints of the petitioners, I am unable to add anything to the Answer which I gave to a similar Question by the hon. Member for North Salford on 26th instant, †