HC Deb 02 December 1931 vol 260 c1095W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will publish correspondence to and from the Governor of Trinidad concerning the Divorce Bill now under consideration?


A Divorce Bill has been introduced in the Legislative Council of Trinidad by the Government in accordance with a resolution passed by a free vote of the Legislative Council on 7th March, 1931. The introduction of the Bill has been approved subject to the insertion of a Clause suspending the operation of the law, if and when passed, until His Majesty's pleasure is known. There is no prospect, therefore, of its being brought into force forthwith. A copy of the Bill will be placed in the Library of the House. I do not think this is an occasion on which I should publish correspondence between the Colonial Office and the Governor.