HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 cc317-8
37. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any legal action has been taken respecting the perpetrators responsible for the beating to death of a Mr. Nicholls in Kingston, Jamaica, on 16th February; and whether he now has further particulars of the behaviour of the crowd surrounding the victim and the disturbance on that and other days.

Mr. Creech Jones

I have as yet no detailed information on this matter and I have asked the Governor for a report.

Mr. Sorensen

Does the hon. Gentleman realise that this matter is causing considerable anxiety among friends of Jamaica in this country and will he make inquiries and report to this House?

Mr. Creech Jones

We have asked for a very urgent reply to our telegram, and I will communicate with my hon. Friend when the information comes in.

Mr. Oliver Stanley

As this matter interests everybody in this House, would the hon. Gentleman circulate it in the Official Report when it comes?

Mr. Creech Jones

Certainly, Sir.