HC Deb 05 December 1922 vol 159 cc1483-4
23. Mr. HURD

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can announce the decision of the Government in regard to enlarged representative government in the British West Indies following upon the Report of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Ripon (Mr. E. Wood)?


The observations of the Colonial Governments of Jamaica, Trinidad and the Windward Islands were asked for in regard to the Constitutional reforms proposed in the Report of my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Education. No reply has as yet been received from the Government of Jamaica, but, in the case of Trinidad and the Windward Islands, replies have been received, which are now under consideration, or form the subject of further discussion with the Governors, and in regard to the three Windward Islands are nearing completion.