§ Captain Gammans
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has any statement to make as to the failure of the Bahamas Legislature to introduce the secret ballot.
§ Colonel Stanley
Yes, Sir. Since the statement made in my reply to the hon. Member for Hamilton (Mr. Fraser) on 4th October, the Governor has addressed the House of Assembly on the closing of the 553W Session on 20th November, expressing his regret that the House has not passed the legislation extending the secret ballot to the Out Islands and stating that he feels that the House would like to have an opportunity of reconsidering its decision. The legislation in question will be reintroduced into the House next Session, shortly after the Christmas Adjournment.