§ Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the following members of the Trinidad Working Men's Association, M'Conney, the Reverend Salmon, De Bourg, and Braithwaite, Secretary of the Association, have been deported from Trinidad; if so, under what law and for what reasons such deportation has taken place; whether De Bourg has resided in Trinidad for the last 30 years; and whether he was arrested on board ship on returning from a labour conference in Demerara, served with deportation papers, refused permission to land and see his family, and deported by the same steamer to Grenada?
§ Lieut.-Colonel AMERY
M'Conney is a native of Barbados, Salmon a native of Jamaica, De Bourg a native of Grenada and Braithwaite a native of Carriacou. The Governor decided it to be necessary, in the interests of security and good order, that the first three should be deported from Trinidad to their native colonies. The Governor has power to do this under provisions of His Majesty's Order in Council of the 26th October, 1896, in the interests of public order and security. The Secretary of State has no information that Braithwaite has been expelled, nor as to the method in which the deportations were carried out, but he understands that in each case the Governor ascertained that the individuals concerned would be received in their own colonies.