HC Deb 16 July 1952 vol 503 cc2138-9
53. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the Governor of Trinidad's advisers in regard to the recent report of the Commission of Inquiry into the finance of the City Council of Port of Spain, Trinidad, include Ministers, the conduct of some of whom has been adversely commented on in the Report.

Mr. Lyttelton

I understand that the Report has not yet been before the Executive Council. The Acting Governor has so far consulted his official advisers only.

Mr. Johnson

Is the Minister aware that there is acute public interest in the Port of Spain in this matter and that many people in Port of Spain believe that publication of the Report is being withheld because Ministers are implicated in the affair?

Mr. Lyttelton

I have not said that I am aware that it is going to be withheld. Certain legal matters between the Acting Governor and the official advisers have to be cleared up before I can make a statement.

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