§ 19. Mr. Bossom
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is satisfied that the forces now existing on the island of St. Kitts are entirely capable of protecting members of the white population against another industrial trouble.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Order was maintained by the St. Kitts Police during the recent strike without the need for reinforcement from outside. The Police organisation has recently been investigated by an expert, and its efficiency in providing protection for the public in the Colony will no doubt be maintained and improved as a result. My right hon. Friend hopes, however, that the outcome of the Economic Commission of Inquiry now about to be appointed will render unlikely a recurrence of industrial strife.
§ Mr. Bossom
The Question is rather different. Is the hon. Gentleman satisfied, or have there been any changes in the force there since the recent troubles took place, when a murder occurred?