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Trinidad (Civil Servants)

Volume 477: debated on Wednesday 19 July 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what restrictions are placed on civil servants in Trinidad with regard to political activity.

Civil servants in Trinidad are prohibited from identifying themselves publicly with any political candidate or party or from taking any active part in such political activities as canvassing or speaking on political platforms. Further, no person who holds an office of emolument under the Crown may be an elected or a nominated member of Legislative Council.