HC Deb 13 May 1914 vol 62 c1123W

asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether he is aware that, against the expressed wish of the Georgetown Town Council and the ratepayers of the city of Georgetown, the officer administering the Government of British Guiana is carrying through certain amendments to the Georgetown Town Council Ordinance, 1898, in the Court of Policy, where the unofficial members are always in the minority; whether he is aware that if these amendments take effect it will destroy the elective principle of the Georgetown Council by introducing the right of nomination by the Governor; and, if so, whether he proposes to give assent to it?


I am not aware that any such legislation as that referred to by my hon. Friend is being carried through, but, if so, I propose to await the arrival of the Ordinance before considering what advice I should tender to His Majesty in regard to it.

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