HC Deb 10 October 1945 vol 414 c214
34. Mr. William Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his consent is required for the proposed sale of the Jamaica Government telephone service to the Jamaica Telephone Company; and whether he proposes to call for a full report on this proposal.

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. George Hall)

As under the new constitution of Jamaica the Executive Council is recognised as the principal instrument of policy, and as control of domestic affairs is largely in their hands and those of the legislature my predecessor decided that the transfer of the Colony's telephone service should not be subject to his approval.