HC Deb 14 December 1955 vol 547 c175W
13. Mr. W. Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why Mr. H. R. Brand was not given permission to land in Trinidad, although he had been offered and had accepted a post as area engineer with an electrical power company operating in Trinidad.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Mr. Brand was refused permission to land in Trinidad because he was deemed by the Governor-in-Council to be an undesirable visitor to the Colony under the provisions of the Local Immigration (Restriction) Ordinance.

70. Mr. D. Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is now in a position to make a statement about the constitutional changes envisaged in Trinidad; whether he has yet received the report of the constitutional commission; what evidence has been supplied to him about resistance by the islanders to the proposed changes; and whether he will now give the new date for the general election in Trinidad.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Constitutional Reform Committee has reported to the Government of Trinidad, and I await the recommendations of that Government.

The present Legislative Council must be dissolved on or before 26th May, 1956, and by law a general election held within four months of dissolution on such date as the Governor may appoint.