HC Deb 03 March 1948 vol 448 cc379-80
40. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what provision exists for the defence of poor persons in the administration of justice in the West Indies Colonies.

Mr. Rees-Williams

I am asking the Governors of the Colonies concerned to furnish the information asked for and I will write to my hon. and learned Friend as soon as I receive their replies.

Mr. Hughes

Would the hon. Gentleman give an assurance that, if there is no such machinery in operation at the present moment, he will take steps to set up such machinery at an early date?

Mr. Rees-Williams

I will wait until I have received their reply.