HC Deb 30 July 1941 vol 373 c1382
9. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any further information to give the House respecting the detention of W. A. Domingo; and whether he is aware of the indignation among the People's National Party of Jamaica and other democratic bodies both in the West Indies and the United States of America?

Mr. Whiteley (Comptroller of the Household)

I have been asked to reply. As regards the first part of the Question, I have nothing to add to the reply given to the Question by my hon. Friend the Member for the Consett Division of Durham (Mr. David Adams) on 16th July. The reply to the second part of the Question is in the affirmative.

Mr. Sorensen

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the position regarding this man is most unsatisfactory, that the most important of all the political parties in Jamaica has protested on several occasions against his continued detention without any charge against him, and in the interest of better conditions, political and otherwise, in the West Indies, will he not expedite the release of this man?

Sir Leonard Lyle

Is it not a fact that Domingo came from the United States of America with the special purpose of stirring up trouble on the colour question with the Americans who are at present engaged in building air and naval bases?

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