HC Deb 10 March 1920 vol 126 cc1281-2

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a commission representing the Colonial Office, Canada, and Jamaica, has been appointed to advise as to whether the preference granted by Jamaica to the Dominion should be extended to the United Kingdom; if so, what that preference consists of; whether the commission has any other functions; and at whose instance it was set up?

Lieut.-Colonel AMERY

The question of preference between the West Indies, Canada and the United Kingdom has been under consideration at the Conference of Associated Chambers of Commerce of West Indies. No special commission of the character indicated in my hon. Friend's question has been appointed to deal with the question of preference in Jamaica. As a matter of fact, Jamaica has not so far given a preference either to Canada or the United Kingdom.