HC Deb 05 December 1945 vol 416 cc2297-8
2. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that Jamaica is more backward than other islands of the West Indies in announcing plans for the resettlement of ex-Service- men; and if, in view of the fact that the majority of West Indian Servicemen are from Jamaica and that some are now going home, he will cause such anannouncement to be expedited.

Mr. George Hall

I am informed that the Government of Jamaica will make a full announcement of its plans in the course of the next few weeks. The delay in announcing details is mainly due to the necessity for keeping proposals for settling ex-Servicemen on the land in line with the Government's general land settlement policy which is under review.