HC Deb 22 January 1947 vol 432 cc206-7
26. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that there is a considerable demand in the Presidency of St. Christopher-Nevis that public ownership and operation of the St. Kitt's sugar factory should be instituted; and what answer has been returned to the petitioners presenting this demand.

Mr. Creech Jones

I am in communication with the Governor of the Leeward Islands on this subject, and will write to my hon. Friend as early as I can.

Mr. Stanley

This is a rather important Question. It has been raised many times by the hon. Member for Rochdale (Dr. Morgan). Could the answer be circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT?