HC Deb 08 March 1920 vol 126 c909
Mr. GIDEON MURRAY (by Private Notice)

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the proposal that, in return for the cancellation of part of our War Debt with the United State of America, the British West Indian Colonies should be transferred to that country; whether he is aware that this suggestion has aroused great resentment and indignation in the British West Indies, as well as in other portions of the Empire, and whether, in these circumstances, he will make a, definite and final statement that there is no intention whatsoever on the part of His Majesty's Government to barter away these loyal and ancient Colonies?


There is not the slightest intention on the part of His Majesty's Government to barter or sell any portion of the British West Indies, whose inhabitants are loyally attached to the Crown and intensely proud of their membership of the British Empire.