HC Deb 24 March 1943 vol 387 cc1606-7
19. Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is the intention of the Government to offer to the Colonies of Trinidad and British Guiana similar changes in the Constitutions of those Colonies as are now being offered to Jamaica?

Colonel Stanley

The Constitution of Trinidad has only recently been amended and the necessary legal instruments amending the Constitution of British Guiana will be ready very shortly. In both cases the changes in the Constitution are in accordance with the recommendations of the Royal Commission and in both Colonies the question of the franchise is being examined by local committees. No further changes are at present contemplated.

Mr. Riley

Will copies of the changes in the Constitutions be placed in the Library?

Colonel Stanley

I think that will be so with regard to British Guiana. With regard to Trinidad, I can give the hon. Member any information he desires.