HC Deb 29 October 1947 vol 443 c861
41. Mr. Erroll

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what decisions about home rule for Jamaica he announced to Mr. Bustamente and Mr. Manley during his recent visit to the West Indies.

81. Commander Noble

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the recent decisions regarding the promise of self-government to Jamaica in 1949.

Mr. Rees-Williams

During the visit of my right hon. Friend the opportunity naturally occurred for prominent unofficial persons to indicate, in informal conversation, their views on the subject of constitutional development. No decisions were taken or announced.

Mr. Erroll

Will the Minister take steps to repudiate any premature reports which may have leaked out?

Mr. Rees-Williams

We are not responsible for any reports that have leaked out, nor, so far as I am aware, is the Jamaican Government.