HC Deb 01 March 1915 vol 70 cc574-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that in British Guiana there are only two King's Counsel, one being the Attorney-General; whether he will consider the advisability of also appointing a barrister member of the subject races; and whether in this connection, he will consider the claims of Mr. P. N. Browne to the honour?


The answer to the first part of the hon. Member's question is in the affirmative. I will inquire of the Governor of British Guiana whether he recommends that an additional King's Counsel should be appointed. As regards the second part of the question the matter is one for the Governor.


asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the officer administering the Government of British Guiana has as yet submitted the name of anyone for recommendation for appointment as executive councillor in succession to the late Dr. D. M. Hutson; and whether, before any appointment is made, due regard will be had to the fact that Mr. Hutson was, by his personal associations, looked upon as a representative of labour interests and that his successor ought to be one who is in close touch with the working sections of the community?


Two vacancies have lately occurred in the executive council of British Guiana, and only one has yet been filled. I propose to await the Governor's recommendation in regard to the remaining vacancy, but I will bring the hon. Member's question to the Governor's notice.

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