HC Deb 22 October 1919 vol 120 cc16-7
17. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he was aware of the unrest and discontent in Jamaica and the demand of the population for an extension of representative government; and what steps it was proposed to take to meet this demand of the people of Jamaica?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Lieut.-Colonel Amery)

I am not aware that any exceptional amount of unrest or discontent exists in Jamaica. I have received copies of laws passed in the Colony to extend the franchise to men who have served overseas, and to women, but I have not had any official information regarding a demand for further extension of representative government.