HC Deb 08 March 1944 vol 397 cc2034-5
27. Miss Ward

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will now publish the evidence on which the Report of the Royal Commission to the West Indies was based.

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Colonel Oliver Stanley)

As regards the question whether the full Report should be published, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Mr. Riley) on 10th November last. The question of publishing the evidence cannot usefully be considered in advance of the publication of the Report.

Miss Ward

When will the Report be published?

Colonel Stanley

Perhaps my hon. Friend will look at the answer to which I have referred.