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Trinidad (Murder Of Oilfield Official)

Volume 438: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether his attention has been drawn to the shooting, in Trinidad, of Mr. Deryk Ashmead-Bartlett, who died on 25th April from revolver-shot wounds; whether his murderers have yet been arrested; and if he will make a full statement.

I would invite the hon. Member's attention to my reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Seven-oaks (Colonel Ponsonby) on 21st of May. I regret to say that the murderers have not yet been identified or arrested, but inquiries are continuing.

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that within the limits of their power the police are doing everything they can to arrest those responsible?

That is so, and I believe that a much larger sum has now been offered in order to assist the effort to find the murderers.