HC Deb 14 April 1964 vol 693 c36W
55. Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Colonies whether he will make a statement on the constitutional crisis in St. Lucia and the refusal of the Government to summon the Legislative Council despite the request of a majority of members.

Mr. Fisher

Two members of the St. Lucia Government resigned from it on 2nd April. This left a confused position and on the advice of the Chief Minister the Administrator dissolved the Legislative Council on 6th April. Under the Constitution there was no need to summon a meeting of the Legislative Council before dissolution.

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