Catalogue description Colonial Office: West India Royal Commission (1938 to 1939)
|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.
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)|
West India Royal Commission, 1938-1939
|Physical description:||961 files and volumes|
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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