HC Deb 26 November 1953 vol 521 cc85-6W
115. Mr. Hale

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies on what date he first received a recommendation from the Governor of British Guiana that the constitution of British Guiana should be suspended.

Mr. Lyttelton

The decision to suspend the Constitution was taken on a series of

from public funds and from private investment.

Mr. Lyttelton

A detailed list of the projects is not available. The following table gives the components of the total figure in the White Paper. These are revised figures and it will be seen that over £11 million of net overseas capital investment look place in the four years 1948 to 1951 and that there was an estimated additional £4 million in 1952:

reports by the Governor over a period which indicated quite clearly that the situation was progressively and rapidly deteriorating.