§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the. Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to certain shootings of Indian workers engaged on the diamond mines in British Guiana: and whether he has received any report on the subject?
I understand the hon. and gallant Member to be referring to the disturbances which took place at 1426 Ruimveldt, British Guiana, on the 3rd April of last year. A report upon the occurrence was received by my predecessor and engaged his attention
There are no diamond mines in British Guiana. Diamonds are produced in the tributaries of the Mazaruni river from alluvial washing by small parties of men. The work is put carried out by Indians, but almost entirely by Africans