38. Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress is being made in the Bahamas in connection with the legislation for the secret ballot.
§ Colonel Stanley
From personal discussion with the Governor and leading members of the Legislature during my recent visit to the Bahamas, I am satisfied that all concerned appreciate the urgency and 2014 importance of this matter. On 22nd January the Governor, in a message inviting the House of Assembly to reconsider this measure, expressed the confident belief that they would no longer withhold the secret ballot from the Out-Islands. That message was referred on 5th February to a Select Committee which has not yet reported.