§ 35. Sir L. Lyle
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, in view of the attempts by isolated agitators to stir up disaffection in the British West Indies, whether he can give an assurance that the various Governors possess sufficient 594 powers to deal with such attempts on the same lines if necessary as in this country?
§ Mr. Rhys Davies
May we take it that Governors of Colonies are not entitled to detain as isolated agitators persons who are genuinely trying to improve the conditions of the people there?
Apart from detention, is it not the policy of Governors generally to prevent anyone making any speeches whatever?