HC Deb 16 July 1929 vol 230 cc252-3W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) the terms and conditions under the law of the Colony of appointments of Justices of the Peace in the Colony of Grenada, British West Indies; whether any conditions are attached to such an appointment; whether those appointed are informed of such conditions, if any; and whether there have recently been any removals from the commission of Justices of the Peace;

(2) whether his attention has been drawn to the removal from the list and commission of the Justices of the Peace in the island of Grenada, British West Indies, of a local journalist, Mr. T. A, Marryshow; whether he has made inquiries as to the reason or cause of the decision; and whether he will make a statement on the subject?


I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the Grenada law from which he will see that Justices of the Peace are appointed by the Governor under his hand and the Public Seal. Removal is effected by the same means "for such cause as may appear to the Governor sufficient." The only condition precedent to the appointment is that the recipient shall be a fit and proper person, I am aware that the Governor of Grenada has recently had under his consideration the propriety of removing Mr. T. A. Marryshow from the roll, but Sir Frederick James has not yet notified my Noble Friend of his decision.