§ 26. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any further information respecting the internment of Wilfrid Domingo, who was taken from a ship on voyage from New York to Kingston; whether any charge has been brought against him; and whether he is considered to have been engaged in subversive activity?
§ 25. Mr. Riley
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information regarding the arrest and internment, in Jamaica, of Mr. W. A. Domingo, the President of the West Indies National Council; and can he state the grounds on which the arrest and internment have been made?
§ Mr. George Hall
The Governor of Jamaica has reported that he ordered the detention of Mr. Domingo on 17th June, and that he was taken into custody on his arrival in Jamaica from America. Mr. Domingo has been detained under the Defence Regulations, because the Governor is satisfied that his detention is necessary with a view to preventing him from acting in a manner prejudicial to public safety and defence. Dr. Domingo has, of course, the right to make an objection to his detention to the Advisory Committee appointed by the Governor under the Regulations.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Does the hon. Gentleman appreciate that this man was not engaged in any subversive activity, that the matter has caused considerable resentment in America and elsewhere, and that until the man is released there will continue to be, in the West Indies and elsewhere, this feeling against the authorities?
Mr. Creech Jones
Will my hon. Friend give the closest attention to this detention, in view of the integrity of this person and of the excellent work he has done in the United States and of the fact that there is no ground whatever for any suggestion of disloyalty?
§ Mr. Speaker
Most questions are considered important, but it is a mistaken idea that supplementary questions may be unlimited.