§ MR. MITCHELL-THOMSON (Lanarkshire, N.W.)
I beg to ask the Under secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can give further information as to the state of affairs in St. Lucia and the nature and extent of the riots.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The following telegram was received from the Governor on the 2nd May: "2nd May, 'Indefatigable' arrived 1st May. Detachment of Royal Marines relieve Barbados police Dennery for a short time. Roseau, Culdesac, Vieuxfort factories at work, Dennery partly working. Coalheavers on learning that trade leaving port relinquished recent rise wages continuing work at former rates subject to minor increases. Barbados 217 police returning, position highly satisfactory." In a further telegram dated 5th May, the Governor reported that he was sailing for Grenada on that day. It may, therefore, be assumed that the disturbances are at an end.