HC Deb 23 August 1945 vol 413 c788
56. Mr. T. J. Brooks

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider appointing an independent committee to inquire into, and examine in public, the activities of those in authority in the Channel Islands, especially in positions created during the German occupation; and if he will modify the system of government in the Islands, and cause a more democratic constitution to be set up by ballot of the citizens.

Mr. Ede

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement I made in this House on the 17th instant.

Mr. Brooks

Will the right hon. Gentleman see that everything is done to give the Islands a more democratic form of Government?

Mr. Ede

The closing sentences of the statement to which I alluded, indicated that we are exceedingly anxious to receive, from the States of the Channel Islands, proposals for the reform of their Constitution.