HC Deb 15 March 1938 vol 333 c212
59. Mr. Woods

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that Uriah Butler, whose trial for sedition opened on 1st December, 1937, at the High Court, Port of Spain, Trinidad, is to undergo a further trial on the charge of incitement to murder; and, in view of the tone of the references to Butler in the report of the Commissioners, what steps it is proposed to take to ensure that his trial is in no way prejudiced?

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

I understand that the Attorney-General of Trinidad has entered a nolle prosequi, and it is therefore anticipated that further charges will be withdrawn and the last part of the question does not arise.