HC Deb 03 December 1957 vol 579 c202
39. Mr. Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken by the Government of the Bahamas to end racial discrimination in hotels, clubs, and places of entertainment.

Mr. Profumo

There is no discrimination in hotels and public places of entertainment in the Bahamas. What is done in private clubs is a matter for the members.

Mr. Allaun

Could not the proprietors of these private clubs be encouraged to behave in a more civilised way, as, for example, in the highly successful tourist industry in Jamaica, and, in particular, could not this be undertaken by the Rock Sound, the Half Sound and Cotton Bay Clubs now, pending extensions?

Mr. Profumo

I think that is really a matter for the gradual education of public opinion, perhaps by members of the clubs themselves.