Catalogue description Colonial Office: West India Royal Commission (1938 to 1939)

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Details of CO 950
Reference: CO 950
Title: Colonial Office: West India Royal Commission (1938 to 1939)

This series contains records of the West India Royal Commission comprising working papers of the Commission, oral and written evidence submitted, and Commission Secretariat circulars to members.

Date: 1938-1939
Related material:

For records of the West Indies Development and Welfare Organisation, set up as a result of the commission, see CO 1042

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

West India Royal Commission, 1938-1939

Physical description: 961 files and volumes
Publication note:

The report of the Commission was published in 1945 as Cmd 6607.

Administrative / biographical background:

The Commission was appointed under the chairmanship of Lord Moyne, to investigate social and economic conditions in Barbados, British Honduras, Jamaica, the Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Windward Islands, and matters connected herewith.

Evidence was taken in three parts (i) in London, (ii) on tour in the West Indies, and, (iii) in London on return from tour.

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