HC Deb 11 November 1941 vol 374 c2067W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies what evidences there have been of discontent among the workers in Ceylon plantations in recent months resulting in conflicts either with the employers or with the authorities; whether such conflicts have resulted in injuries or deaths to those concerned; and whether he will call for a full report on the position?

Mr. George Hall

Apart from one isolated act of an assault on a superintendent, no disturbances of the kind referred to have recently been reported. There is evidence of a general desire on the part both of managements and workers to discuss and settle points of difference. The Governor keeps the Colonial Office regularly informed on the labour position, and in these circumstances there seems no reason to call for any further special report.