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Legislative Council Members (Prosecutions)

Volume 527: debated on Wednesday 5 May 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many prosecutions have taken place in Jamaica in the past five years of members of the Legislative Council on charges of bribery and corruption; and in how many cases the charges have been sustained in the courts.

One member of the Jamaica Legislature has been prosecuted on such charges. He was convicted for conspiracy to effect a public mischief and conspiracy to defraud. In addition, there is a case at present pending in the courts under the Official Secrets Act against a member of the House of Representatives who was formerly a member of the Executive Council.