HC Deb 28 July 1937 vol 326 cc3078-9
41. Mr. Ammon

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether there is any machinery whereby native officials of Ceylon, who feel they have been unjustly treated by the local administration, can appeal direct to the Secretary of State?

Sir A. Lambert Ward

Colonial regulations provide that any officer in a Colony, if he thinks proper, has the right to address the Secretary of State through the Governor, and it is the duty of the Governor to transmit to the Secretary of State any such communications.

Mr. Ammon

Is that so? Has he the right of determining whether or not he should appeal? The question I am asking is whether there is any means whereby he can get into communication with the Secretary of State direct?

Sir A. Lambert Ward

I will ask my right hon. Friend to communicate with the right hon. Gentleman.

Mr. Day

Have there been many of these communications?

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