§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the percentage of illiteracy amongst those entitled to vote in the Dominican Federal elections in March; and what are the unique and exclusive party symbols approved for each political party taking part, for the purpose of ensuring that these elections are conducted on approved lines.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The latest available figure for illiteracy in Dominica, that given in the 1946 census, is 40 per cent. It is not possible to estimate more precisely the percentage of illiteracy among those entitled to vote in the Federal Elections. A hand, a hat and a bottle are the symbols which will be assigned to the political parties when it is known which parties will contest the elections.