HC Deb 10 October 1940 vol 365 c477
39. Mr. Parker

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the ban in Jamaica on the mention of the Emergency Powers Act in Great Britain dealing with conscription of wealth and man-power is still enforced by the Jamaica censorship; and whether he will take steps to have the Government's declared policy carried out in that Colony?

Mr. Munro (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. It has been ascertained from the Governor of Jamaica that the position is as stated in the reply given to my hon. Friend on 9th July. Owing to a misunderstanding one periodical did not appreciate the fact that the ban had been lifted. The position was elucidated to the editor by letter on 27th August, which letter the paper duly published. No other complaint on the subject has been received by the Government of Jamaica.

Mr. Parker

Would the hon. Gentleman look into the matter if I gave him some correspondence dealing with it?

Mr. Munro

I will call the attention of my hon. Friend to the matter.