HC Deb 14 December 1949 vol 470 cc2647-8
26. General Sir George Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now give any further information as to the position with regard to the grievances of ex-Service men in Jamaica; and whether any fresh steps have been taken to redress these grievances.

Mr. Creech Jones

As a result of the Debate in the House of the 20th July, I asked the Governor to let me have a report on the complaints of ex-Service men in Jamaica and a statement of the policy of his Government in this matter. I shall communicate with the hon. and gallant Gentleman as soon as I have received the Governor's reply.

Sir G. Jeffreys

Is it not rather a long time to wait for a reply on a matter of this kind?

Mr. Creech Jones

I have asked the Governor to give most sympathetic consideration to the representations that have been made.

Mr. Driberg

Since my right hon. Friend has said that he took this action as a result of a Debate in this House, could he cause the contents of his communication to the hon. and gallant Member for Petersfield (Sir G. Jeffreys) to be communicated to the House as a whole, either through the OFFICIAL REPORT, or otherwise?

Mr. Creech Jones

If a Question is put down, I will endeavour to supply the answer.

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