§ 65. Mr. T. Reid
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that Mr. Bustamente, the leader of the Legislative Council of Jamaica, has demanded publicly that the Governor must go; if he will make a statement on the issues involved; and if he proposes to comply with Mr. Bustamente's demands.
Mr. Creech Jones
Mr. Bustamente has been reported in the Press as making this demand in public speeches during the recent strike of sugar workers, but he has not made any official representations to this effect to me, and the last part of the Question does not arise. The strike in question arose out of a wage dispute in the sugar industry, and lasted for six weeks following a breakdown in negotiations; but I am glad to say that Mr. Bustamente has now agreed that the dispute should be referred to arbitration.