HC Deb 01 August 1951 vol 491 c196W
Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make representation to the Government of Barbados to consider introducing legislation for taking over the estates of absentee landlords.

Mr. J. Griffiths

I see no reason to intervene in this matter. The Government of Barbados is satisfied that plantations owned by absentee proprietors are generally well farmed and provide employment for many workers.