HC Deb 05 May 1954 vol 527 c22W
Mr. D. Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many prosecutions have taken place in Jamaica in the past five years of members of the Legislative Council on charges of bribery and corruption; and in how many cases the charges have been sustained in the courts.

Mr. Hopkinson

One member of the Jamaica Legislature has been prosecuted on such charges. He was convicted for conspiracy to effect a public mischief and conspiracy to defraud. In addition, there is a case at present pending in the courts under the Official Secrets Act against a member of the House of Representatives who was formerly a member of the Executive Council.