HC Deb 16 April 1947 vol 436 cc180-1
40. Mr. Dumpleton

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will now make a statement regarding the petition which was presented by the Bermuda Workers' Association on 1st November, 1946, relating to conditions in Bermuda.

Mr. Creech Jones

Yes, Sir. I have been in communication with the Governor of Bermuda regarding this petition and have now asked him to invite the Legislature of Bermuda to take it into consideration. Meanwhile the Bermuda Workers' Association are being informed that this has been done and that I will make my reply to the petition in due course in the light of the results of its examination by the Colonial Legislature and of the Governor's observations upon them. I am presenting the correspondence in a Command Paper which is now available in the Vote Office.