HC Deb 30 June 1964 vol 697 c190W
47. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Colonies if he will make a statement on the atrocities at Wismar-Christiansburg in British Guiana, particulars of which have been sent to him.

Mr. Sandys

The disturbances at Wismar resulted in five deaths and 26 other serious casualties. Some 200 houses were destroyed or damaged.

An inquiry has been instituted by the Premier of British Guiana.

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