HC Deb 16 February 1956 vol 548 cc288-9W
Mr. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies from what bodies in British Guiana the Governor has received addresses of welcome and loyalty during his recent travels in the Colony.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

As I am sure the House will be glad to know, the Governor has received addresses of welcome and loyalty from a wide variety of bodies since taking up his duties. He has received about twenty formal illuminated addresses from organisations such as town councils, chambers of commerce, Village Chairmen's Conference, Village Overseers' Union, trade union councils, Indian and African organisations, Civil Service associations, rice producers, etc.

In addition, during his tours of the Colony he has received a large number of typescript and manuscript addresses from individuals, and organisations of various importance, most of which begin with an expression of welcome and loyalty. For example, on his recent three-day visit to the Essequibo Coast the Governor received and replied to twenty-three written addresses, fifteen of which contained an expression of welcome. In addition, there were a number of oral addresses of welcome.