§ 26. Mr. MORGAN JONES
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the fact that in April last 14 men and women, members of an unarmed deputation of strikers, were killed and many more wounded by the military forces at George Town, Jamaica; and whether he will cause a Court of Inquiry to be set up to investigate the whole affair and bring those guilty to trial?
§ Mr. AMERY
The hon. Member presumably refers to the disturbances which took place at Ruimveldt, in British Guiana, on 3rd April, 1924. If so, an inquiry was held last year, and the Report, which made it clear that the police had taken the only course possible to them in self-defence and for the protection of the public, engaged the attention of my predecessor. I see no reason to reopen the matter.