HC Deb 24 October 1945 vol 414 c2143W
Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any statement to make on the threat of two Maltese parties to boycott the election.

Mr. George Hall

I have received with regret reports that two of the parties in Malta may boycott the forthcoming elections to the Council of Government. I cannot regard such an attitude as helpful or in the best interests of Malta, particularly in view of the forthcoming discussions in connection with the restoration of responsible government; and earnestly hope that these parties may see fit to reconsider their position.