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British Guiana And Trinidad (Constitutions)

Volume 395: debated on Wednesday 1 December 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the new Constitutions have yet come into operation in British Guiana and Trinidad; and whether he will have copies placed in the Library?

The amendments to the Constitution have come into operation in both Trinidad and British Guiana, and I will gladly arrange for copies of the instruments to be placed in the Library of the House. The Franchise Commission in Trinidad and the Franchise Committee in British Guiana are both expected to present their reports shortly.

Is it expected that there will be universal franchise in British Guiana and Trinidad?

Obviously I cannot anticipate the findings of a Commission that has not yet reported.