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Political Situation, British Honduras

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement to the House in respect of the present Government in British Honduras; what are the main legislative proposals of that Government; and the relationship between the Government and the Governor.

The constitutional changes referred to in my right hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Arundel and Shoreham on 26th May have been brought into effect. The first meeting of the Legislative Assembly was held on 18th June. My right hon. Friend has not yet had details of any new legislation proposed. As regards the last part of the Question, the relations between the Governor and the political leaders, so far as I am aware, are harmonious.