Yes, Sir; I have received from the Governor of Jamaica a copy of a resolution passed unanimously by the Legislative Council of Jamaica requesting that I should advise His Majesty that an Order-in-Council should be made postponing the general election for the Legislative Council due in January, 1940. I propose to submit to His Majesty in Council the draft of an Order for this purpose.
That matter is under consideration, but for the present it is not for a specified period.
Mr. Creech Jones
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman not to confirm a fire-year period, in view of the possible recommendations of the Royal Commission's report?
Certainly, I would not intend the postponement to be for any specified period, five years or otherwise at present.