HC Deb 25 November 1958 vol 596 c31W
89. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken by the Government of Bermuda to widen the franchise, end racial discrimination in hotels and restaurants and to provide alternative employment for workers affected by the closing of the dockyard and the withdrawal of the British garrison; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Two Select Committees of the Bermuda Legislature are at present considering the questions of franchise, and racial discrimination in hotels and restaurants, respectively.

I am not aware that workers had any difficulty in obtaining alternative employment following the closing of the naval dockyard or the withdrawal of the British garrison. At present the demand for labour in the Colony far exceeds the supply.

I recently paid a short visit to Bermuda, and was able to discuss, with a number of groups there, some of the problems at present facing the Colony.

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