HC Deb 01 December 1964 vol 703 c56W
93. Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has invited Commonwealth Governments to send observers to British Guiana for the forthcoming elections there; which Governments have been approached; and what answers have been received.

Mrs. White

A team of eleven observers drawn from Canada, India, Ghana, Nigeria, Trinidad and Malta is now in British Guiana.

The members of the team, who have been selected in consultation with the Commonwealth Governments concerned are:—

Mr. J. W. Holmes (President of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs); Mr. William Parker (an official of the Canadian Liberal Party organisation); Mr. Kweku Bonsu (Deputy Minister of Justice, Ghana); Mr. C. K. Tedam (a lawyer and Member of Parliament, Ghana); Justice Tek Chand (a retired judge of the Punjab High Court); Mr. Bakar Ali Mirza (a Member of Parliament, India); Dr. Cassar Galea (a lawyer and a Member of the Malta House of Representatives); Mr. Maurice Abela (Principal Government Statistician and Principal Election Commissioner, Malta); Mr. A. Okubadejo (a lawyer in Nigeria); Sir Alan Reece (Chairman of the Trinidad Election and Boundary Commission); and Dr. Moosai Maharaj (Member of the Trinidad Election and Boundary Commission).