Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he considered the petition from the Federation of Citizens Associations in Kingston, Jamaica, sent him last summer; and whether he was able to recommend any kind of political change to meet the views of the petitioners?
Mr. M. MacDonald
Consideration of the petition was postponed until the recommendations of the West India Royal Commission were available. As the hon. Member is aware, certain pf the recommendations of the Royal Commission are concerned with constitutional development in the West Indian Colonies, and the desirability of making any change in the political constitution of Jamaica will now be further examined in the light of those recommendations and other relevant considerations.