HC Deb 10 May 1960 vol 623 c42W
Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what reply he gave to the Wholesale and Retail Workers Genera] Union to the request that a Royal Commission should be appointed to investigate the December disturbances in Suva, Fiji, rather than a sole Commissioner in the person of the Chief Justice.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I informed the union that I was satisfied that the disturbances were not of such a character as to warrant the appointment of a Royal Commission; that I had the fullest confidence in the Commissioner appointed by the Governor of Fiji; and that I trusted that neither the union nor members of the public would in fact boycott the Commission.

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