HC Deb 19 March 1935 vol 299 cc997-8
44. Captain HEILGERS

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the recent outbreaks of violence on sugar estates in St. Kitts have ceased; and what steps are being taken to prevent the recurrence of such outbreaks?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

The reply to the first part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part of his question, I am awaiting a report from the Governor of the Leeward Islands on the origin of the trouble. On receipt of this I shall consider what steps it may be possible to take to prevent the recurrence of such disturbances.


Does the right hon. Gentleman say that he is not aware of the cause of the outbreak of violence?


Yes, that is so.