HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 cc1562-3W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the Governor of Jamaica has made use of the services of the trade union leader, Alexander Bustamente, during his internment to induce discontented workers to remain at work and strikers to return to work, thereby maintaining peace and good order in the island; and whether, in view of these services, he will consider with the governor the release of Bustamente?

Mr. George Hall

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The Governor of Jamaica in reporting the matter, is unable to recommend the release of Alexander Bustamente at the present time; but he has undertaken to keep the case constantly under review.