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The West Indies Gazette



VOL. 2 FRIDAY, 16TH JANUARY, 1959 No. 4


TABLE OF CONTENTS

GAZETTE NOTICES

No. SUBJECT MATTER PAGE

14 Statement of Assets and Liabilities of The West
Indies Federation as at the 31st October, 1958 ... 7

LEGAL SUPPLEMENT

PART I-ACTS OF THE FEDERAL LEGISLATURE

(Including Regulations made under section 2 of The West Indies (Federation) Order in Council, 1957).

No. PAGE NO. PAGE

14 of 1958 The Appropriation (1959) Act, 1958 331 15 of 1958 The Commissions of Inquiry Act,
1958 ... ... ... 335


14
STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF THE WEfT INDIES FEDERATION
AS AT 31ST OCTOBER, 1958

LIABILITIES ASSETS

$ e. $ e. $ c. $ c.
deposits : Authorised Advances .,, ... 65,038 83
Special Accounts Special Accounts :-
Trade Commissioner, Canada 287 34 British Caribbean Welfare
Students Liaison Service, Service ... ... 22,075 02
Canada ... ... 270 60 Students Liaison Service,
Capital Expenditure, Govern- Canada .,. ... 6,625 22
ment of Trinidad ... 236,883 16 Trade Commissioner, United
United Kingdom Grant for Kingdom Current Account 15,963 78
Federal Capital ... ... 2,668,017 60 2,905,458 70 Trade Commissioner, Canada
Current Account ... 16,209 65 60,873 67
Other Deposits ... ... -
General Revenue Balance :- Capital Expenditure :-
Revenue to 31st October, Housing for Federal Ministers
1958 ... ... ... 6,088,464 52 and Officials ... ... 2,334,577 45
Expenditure to 31st Household Furniture ... 276,426 06
October, 1958 ... ... 3,300,392 31 Furnishing Governor-
General's House ... 150,178 01
Surplus to 31st October, Office Furniture ... ... 49,420 90
1958 ... ... 2,788,072 21 Air-Conditioning new
Add Pre-Federal Surplus as Treasury Street Building 28,576 66 2,839,179 0
adjusted ... ... 6,165 87
2,794,238 08 Other Deposits ... ... 9,448 65
Cash :-
At Treasury and at Bank ... 1,486,110 51
Crown Agents Current
Account ... ... 1,276 62
Crown Agents Joint
Consolidated Fund .. 1,237,724 42
Imprest ... ... ... 45 00 2,725,156 55.
$5,699,696 78 $5,699,696 78,


J. BULLY
Federal Accountant General


The West Indies,
Federal House,
Trinidad,
8th January, 1959.




THE WEST INDIES GAZETTE


[Jan. 1959]


14-Continued


EXTRACT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE.WEST INDIES FEDERATION FOR
THE PERIOD 18T JANUARY TO 31ST OCTOBER, 1968


REVENUE EXPENDITURE


HEADs or REVENUE

Taxes
Contribution towards cost of
Federal Services ..
Repayment of Advances
Other Revenue
Mandatory Levy



EXTRAORDINARY
Colonial Development and
Welfare Grant

















TOTAL REVENUE ... .

Below the line Accounts :-
Authorised Accounts
Deposits-Special Accounts
Other Deposits
Crown Agents Joint Con-
solidated Fund ...
General Revenue Balance ..


Estimate
1958


$ c.
100,000 00

681,902 00
9,000 00
60,000 00
9,120,000 00

9,970,902 00



192,490 00


Actual
Revenue


$ 0.


5,188 13
58,040 39
6,025,236 00

6,088,464 52


$10,163,392 00 $6,088,464 52


287,864 50
5,487,787 51
1,434,487 44

2,362,275 58
61,063 18


$15,721,942 73


HEADS Or EXPENDITURE

Governor-General ...
Federal Supreme Court ...
Federal Legislature ...
Audit ... ...
Federal Secretariat ...
Federal Law Officers
Prime Minister ...
Finance
Trade and Industry ...
Communications and Works
Agriculture ... ...
Social Affairs ...
Miscellaneous
Overseas Commissions :-
United Kingdom ...
Canada ...
Venezuela
United States of America ..
Meteorological Services
Regional Contributions and
Services ...
Trade and Tariffs Commission ..
Expenses-Federal Capital
Special Contingencies


EXTRAORDINARY
Colonial Development and
Welfare Grant ...

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

Below the line Accounts :-
Authorised Advances
Deposits-Special Accounts
Other Accounts
Crown Agents Joint Con-
solidated Fund
General Revenue Balance ..
Balance as at 31st October,
1958 ... ...


Estimate
1958


$ c.
265,240 00
114,124 00
624,797 00
9,600 00
155,426 00
56,095 00
211,976 00
95,840 00
49,060 00
35,893 00
59,730 00
79,577 00
877,982 00

469,584 00
134,649 00
20,001 00
31,728 00
248,652 00

4,870,688 00
55,960 00
305,000 00
226,000 00


Actual
Expenditure


$ c.
206,246 09
68,703 66
356,360 52
3,361 54
92,245 31
36,815 68
90,766 45
64,367 63
32,933 67
14,912 36
29,968 91
27,431 06
308,549 73

269,829 12
87,455 92

18,615 74
83,924 04

1,181,365 26
50,536 07
39,839 15
193,842 86


8,997,602 00 3,258,070 77


192,490 00 42,321 54

$9,190,092 00 $3,300,392 31


545,373 74
5,480,068 49
1,253,778 75

3,600,000 00
54,897 31'

1,487,432 13

$15,721,942 73


GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, TRINIDAD, T.W.I.-1959


























THE WEST INDIES GAZETTE


Vol. 2 FRI)AY, 16th JANUARY. 195!) No. 4


LEGAL SUPPLEMENT


PART 1 ACTS OF THE FEDERAL LEGISLATURE

(including regulations made under section 2 of the West Indies (Federa-
tion) Order in Council, 1957).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

No. Pa(ge
14 of 1958 The Appropriation (1959) Act. 19)S 331
15 of 1958 The Commissions of Inquiry Act. 1958 335


























THE WEST INDIES


ACT No. 14 of 1958

THE APPROPRIATION (1959) ACT, 1958


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section
1. Short title.
2. $9,513,583 appropriated out of public funds.







The Appropriation (1959) Act, 1958 332


I ASSENT

HAILES
[L.S.]
GOVERNOR-GENERAL

30 th December, 1958.







An Act to appropriate a sum from the public funds
of the Federation for the service of the year ending on the
thirty-first day of December, one thousand nine hundred and
fifty-nine.

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate
and the House of Representatives of The West Indies, and
by the authority of the same, as follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Appropriation (1959) Sort
Act, 1958.

2. The Financial Secretary may issue out of the *,513,58s
public funds of the Federation on the warrant of the riatedout
Governor-General and apply towards the service of the yearof pbli
ending on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand fus
nine hundred and fifty-nine, the sum of nine million, five
hundred and thirteen thousand, five hundred and eighty-
three dollars, which sum shall be appropriated as from the
first day of January, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-
nine for the services and purposes set out in the Schedule
to this Act.







The J appropriation (1959) Act, 1958


SCHEDULE


IIead


I Governor-General
II Supreme Court
II Legislature
IV Audit
V Secretariat
VI Law Officers
'II Prime Minister
II Finance .
IX Trade and Industry
X Communications and Works
XI Natural Resources and Agriculture
II Labour and Social Affairs
II Miscellaneous Services


XIV
XV
XVI
XVI'

XVIII
XIX
XXI
XXII


. $ 167,233
36,500
560,094
9,600
21,780
5.640
159,796
34,300
20,270
63,580
35,060
24,480
651,954


Overseas Commissions-United Kingdom 412,747
Overseas Commissions-Canada .. 184,305
Overseas Commissions-Venezuela .. 23,460
Overseas Conmnissions-Students Services-
U.S.A. .. .. .. 34,085
Meteorological Services .. .. 165,449
Regional Contributions and Services 6,166,418
Expenses Federal Capital .. .. 237,800
Special Contingencies .


Total Ordinary Expenditure
XXIII Colonial Development and Welfare ..


Total Expenditure


I



V
VI
I


X
XI


$9,014,551
499,032

$9,513,583


. .








The Appropriation (1959) Act, 1958


Passed by the House of Representatives this 9th day of
December, 1958



G. E. L. LAFOREST,
Clerk, House of Representatives.


E. R. L. WARD,
Speaker.




Passed by the Senate this 11th day of December, 1958.


D.
Acting


F. MAYERS,
Clerk of the Senate.


334


























THE WEST INDIES

ACT No. 15 of 1958

THE COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY ACT, 1958


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section
1. Short title and application.
2. Interpretation.
3. Issue of commission of inquiry.
4. Power to summon witnesses.
5. Failure to attend or produce documents.
Ci. Duty of witness to continue in attendance.
7. Arrest of witness failing to appear.
8. Power to administer oaths.
9. Penalty for refusing to be sworn or to give evidence.
10. Privilege.
11. Act or omission on different days to constitute separate offences.
12. Proceedings of Commissioners.
13. Contempt of Commissioners.
14. Power of Commissioners in relation to documents produced.
15. Examination of witnesses by counsel, &c.
16. Expenses of witnesses.
17. Offences against Commissioners.
18. Protection of Commissioners, barristers and witnesses.
19. Proceedings for defamation not to lie
20. Evidence of proceedings.
21. Remuneration of Commissioners and expenses of inquiry.









The Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1958 336


22. Making false statements to Commissioners.
23. Presenting false documents to Commissioners.
24. Application of Territorial laws.
25. Penalty.
26. Expenses payable out of public funds of Federation.








337 The Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1958






I ASSENT

HAILES
[L.S.]
GOVERNOR-GENERAL

30 th December, 1958.






An Act relating to Commissions of Inquiry
concerning matters with respect to which the Federal
Legislature may make laws.

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty,
by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the
House of Representatives of The West Indies, and by the
authority of the same, as follows:-

Storant 1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Commissions of
application. Inquiry Act, 1958.

(2) This Act shall apply to the Cayman Islands and
the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Interpreta- 2. In this Act, unless the contrary intention
tion.
appears-
"reasonable excuse", in relation to an act or
omission by a person served with a summons to
attend before the Commissioners or appearing
as a witness before the Commissioners, means
an excuse that would excuse an act or omission
of a similar nature by a person summoned as
a witness, or appearing as a witness, before the
Federal Supreme Court;








The Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1958 338

Commissioner" means any person to whom a
commission issued by the Governor-G general
under section 3 of this Act is directed, and "the
Commissioners" includes a sole Commissioner.
3. (1) The Governor-General may, whenever he deems i- o
it expedient, issue a commission, directed to such person orsion of
persons as he thinks fit, requiring him or them as the case iquiry.
may be to make inquiry into and report upon any matter
specified in the commission, being a matter with respect to
which the Federal Legislature may make laws.
(2) The Governor-General may, by any commission
issued under the preceding subsection, appoint a secretary
to the Commissioners to record their proceedings and
generally to perform such duties connected with the inquiry
as the Commissioners may determine subject to the
directions, if any, of the Governor-General.
4. (1) The Commissioners shall have the power toPower to
summon witnesses to attend before them and to give evidence witnUsscs.
and to produce any books, plans or documents in their
custody or under their control which they are required by
the summons to produce.
(2) A summons issued under the preceding subsection
shall be signed by one of the Commissioners and may be
served personally or by post or by being left at the usual
place of abode of the person named in the summons.
5. (1) A person served with a summons to attend beforeFailure to
the Commissioners shall not, without reasonable excuse,-- atode
(a) fail to attend before the Commissioners; or documents.
(b) fail to produce any book, plan or document in
his custody or under his control which he is
required by the Commissioners to produce.

(2) A person who fails to comply with the provisions
of the preceding subsection shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act.
(3) It shall be a defence in proceedings under this
Act for failing without sufficient cause to produce any book,
plan or document, if it is proved that the book, plan or
document was not relevant to the inquiry.








339 The Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1958

Duty of 6. (1) A person who has been summoned to attend
witness to
continue in before the Commissioners as a witness shall appear and
attendance. report himself from day to day unless excused by the
Commissioners or until he is released by the Commissioners
from further attendance.

(2) Any person who fails to comply with the
provisions of the preceding subsection shall be guilty of an
offence against this Act.
Arrest of 7. (1) If a person who has been summoned to attend
witness
failing to before the Commissioners as a witness fails to attend or
appear. appear before the Commissioners as required by section 5
or section 6 of this Act any Commissioner may, on proof by
affidavit that the sunnnons was served on the witness
personally or that it has otherwise come to his knowledge,
issue a warrant for the apprehension of that person.
(2) A warrant so issued shall authorise the
apprehension of the person and his being brought before the
Commissioners and his detention in custody for that purpose
until he is released by order of the Commissioners.

(3) A warrant so issued may be executed by a person
who is a member of the police force of a Territory, or by
any person to whom it is addressed, and the person executing
it shall have power to break open and enter any place,
building or vessel for the purpose of executing the warrant.
(4) The apprehension of a person under this section
shall not relieve him from any liability incurred by reason
of his failure to attend or appear before the Commissioners.
Powsr to 8. (1) A Commissioner may administer an oath to a
administer
oaths, person appearing as a witness before the Commissioners,
whether the witness has been summoned or appears without
being sun-noned, and the Commissioners may examine the
witness upon oath.
(2) Where by virtue of any law in operation in a
Territory in which an oath is to be administered under this
section, any person is entitled to make an affirmation instead
of taking an oath, that person may do so before the
Commissioners and shall do so in the form prescribed by that
law.








The Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1958 340

9. (1) A person appearing as a witness before the enaly for
refusing to
Conmnissioners who, without reasonable excuse,- be sworn
or to give
evidence.
(a) refuses or fails to be sworn or to make evidence.
affirmation, or
(b) refuses or fails to answer a question relevant
to the inquiry put to him by a Commissioner,
shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

(2) For the purposes of this section, a question put
to a person by a barrister or solicitor appearing before the
'Commissioners or by some other person authorized by the
oCommissioners to appear before them, not being a question
disallowed by the Commissioners, shall be deemed to have
been put by a Commissioner.

10. A person served with a summons to attend before Privilege.
the Conmmissioners, or a person appearing as a witness before
the Conmmissioners, shall, in respect of any evidence given
by him before the Commissioners, be entitled to all the
privileges to which a witness giving evidence before the
Federal Supreme Court is entitled in respect of evidence
.given by him before that Court.

11. Where a person has on any day done or omittedAct, or
OMiSsion Olo
to do something and his act or omission amounts to an offence different
.against section 5 or section 9 of this Act, and such person sti tte
does or omits to do the same thing in respect of a meeting separate
of the Commissioners held on some other day, each such act "~n"s.
or omission shall constitute a separate offence against this
Act.

12. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section theProceed-
ings of
proceedings of the Commissioners shall be held in public. Commis-
sioners.
(2) If the Governor-General so directs (which
-direction may be contained in a commission issued under
section 3 of this Act or may be given in such other manner
,as the Governor-General thinks fit) the proceedings of the
Commissioners or such part thereof as may be specified in
such direction shall be held in private and no person who is
not authorised by such direction to be present shall be
present during such proceedings.







341 The Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1958

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (1)
and (2) of this section, the Commissioners may, if they think
proper, take evidence in private and no person who is not
expressly authorised by the Commissioners to be present
shall be present during the taking of that evidence.

(4) Without affecting the generality of the last
preceding subsection, the Conunissioners may take evidence
in private upon the application of a witness on the ground
that the taking of the evidence in public would be unfairly
prejudicial to him.

(5) The Commissioners may direct that any evidence
given before them, or the contents of any book, plan or
document produced at the inquiry, shall not be published.

(6) Any person who makes a publication in
contravention of a direction given under the last preceding
subsection shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.
Contempt 13. (1) A person who contravenes or fails to comply with
of Comn-
missioncrs. any of the provisions of sections 5, 6, 9, 12, or 17 of this Act
shall be guilty of a contempt of the Commissioners in
addition to being guilty of ain offence against this Act.

(2) A contempt of the Cormnissioners under this
section shall be punishable by the Federal Supreme Court,
upon application made by the Attorney General, as if it were
a contempt of the Federal Supreme Court, and the Federal
Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine
proceedings in respect of such a contempt.

(3) Subject to this section, proceedings in respect of
such a contempt shall be instituted, carried on, heard and
determined in accordance with the law applicable to and in
relation to the punishment of contempts of the Federal
Supreme Court.

(4) In so far as any such law is incapable of
application a judge of the Federal Supreme Court may give
a direction as to the manner of instituting, carrying on,
hearing or determining a proceeding referred to in the last







The Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1958 342

preceding subsection and in that case the proceeding shall
be instituted, carried on, heard or determined, as the case
may be, in accordance with such direction.

(5) The penalty which the Federal Supreme Court
may impose in respect of a contempt of the Commissioners
:shall be the penalty which would have been applicable in
respect of the offence constituting the contempt if
proceedings in respect of the offence had been taken
-otherwise than under this section.

(6) A person guilty of an offence referred to in
subsection (1) of this section may be punished either under
this section or otherwise but shall not be punished twice for
the same offence.

14. A Commissioner or any person authorised in Power of
writing by a Commissioner for this purpose may inspect any ~,one in
books, plans or documents produced before the Commissioners relation to
.and may retain them for such period as may be necessary for ,oents
the purposes of the inquiry and may make copies, or take
*extracts from them, of such matters as may be relevant to
the inquiry.

15. A barrister or solicitor appointed by the Attorney Examina-
,General to assist the Commissioners, a barrister or solicitor tion of
authorised by the Commissioners to appear before them for o"t as by"
the purpose of representing any person, or any other person
authorisedd by the Commissioners to appear before them may,
so far as the Commissioners think proper, examine or
cross-examine any witness on any matter which the
,Commissioners deem relevant to the inquiry and a witness
:so examined or cross-examined shall have the same protection
.and be subject to the same liabilities as if he were examined
by a Commissioner.

16. (1) A person summoned to appear as a witness, orExpensesof
:appearing as a witness, before the Commissioners shall be witnesses.
paid such expenses, if any, in respect of his attendance as
the Commissioners may determine not exceeding the amounts
provided by the scale of allowances payable to witnesses
under the Federal Supreme Court (Original Jurisdiction)
Rules, 1958, or any rules of court amending or replacing the
same.







The Commnissions of Inquiry Act, 1958


(2) The claim to allowance of any such person,
certified by a Commissioner, shall be paid by the Accountant
General out of the public funds of the Federation.

offrencrs 17. Any person who-
:gainst
Commis-
sioners. (a) wilfully insults or disturbs the Commissioners
or any of them in relation to the performance
of any functions under this Act.

(b) interrupts the proceedings of the Com-
missioners,

(c) uses insulting language towards the Com-
missioners or any of them,

(d) by writing or speech uses words false and
defamatory of the Commissioners or any of
them,

(e) by writing or speech uses words calculated-

(i) improperly to influence a person in
relation to evidence which he may give
before the Commissioners,

(ii) improperly to influence a witness before
the Commissioners, or

(iii) to bring the Commissioners or any of
them into disrepute, or

(f) in any manner commits a wilful contempt of
the Commissioners, not being a contempt
which is a contravention of or failure to
comply with any of the provisions of sections
5, 6, 9 or 12 of this Act,

shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.
protection 18. (1) Every Connnissioner shall have, in the exercise of
of Commis .
sioners, his duty as a Commissioner, the same protection and
barristers immunity as a judge of the Federal Supreme Court.
witnlsse's.







The Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1958 344

(2) A barrister or solicitor appearing before the
Commissioners, and every other person authorised by the
Commissioners to appear before them, shall have the same
protection and immunity as a barrister has when appearing
for a party in proceedings before the Federal Supreme
Court.

(,) Subject to this Act, a witness summoned to
attend or appearing before the Commissioners shall have the
same protection, and shall, in addition to the penalties
provided by this Act, be subject to the same liabilities in
any civil or criminal proceeding, as a witness in proceedings
in the Federal Supreme Court.

19. (1) No action or proceeding, civil or criminal, shallProcec-
ings for
lie-- defamation
not to lie.
(a) against any person in respect of the printing
or publishing of-

(i) an official transcript of proceedings of the
Commissioners, or

(ii) an official report of the Commissioners,
or

(b) in respect of the publication in a newspaper,
or by means of broadcasting, of

(i) a fair and accurate report of proceedings
of the Commissioners, or

(ii) a report of the Commissioners not being
a publication in contravention of section
12 of this Act.

(2) This section shall not limit or abridge any
privilege existing apart from this Act.

20. (1) Where evidence of proceedings before theEvidenee
Commissioners (including questions asked of witnesses and eengs.
answers given or statements made by witnesses) is
admissible in any court in the Federation, the evidence may







The Coinlmissions of Inquiry Act, 1958


be given by the production of a document certified under the
hand of any person who is or was one of the Commissioners.
to be a transcript of the proceedings.

(2) Judicial notice shall be taken of the signatures-
of the persons who are or were the Commissioners, and of
the fact that they are or were the Commissioners.
Remunera- 21. The Governor-General may direct what remunera-
tion of
commis- tion, if any, shall be paid to the Commissioners, and to their
xionees oafs secretary, and to any other persons employed in connection
inquiry, with the inquiry and may direct payment of any other
expenses attendant upon the carrying out of such inquiry,.
and such sums, so directed to be paid, shall be paid by the
Accountant General out of the public funds of the
Federation.

akinge 22. Any person who in the course of giving evidence
false state-
ments to before the Commissioners wilfully makes a statement
Commis- material to the inquiry knowing the statement to be false
or not believing it to be true, shall-
(a) if the statement was made on oath, be guilty
of a felony and on conviction on indictment be-
liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a term
not exceeding seven years or to both such fine-
and imprisonment;
(b) if the statement was made otherwise than on
oath, be guilty of an offence and be liable
on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding
five hundred dollars or to imprisonment for
a term not exceeding twelve months or to both
such fine and imprisonment.

Presenting 23. Any person who produces before the Com-
false doeu-
ments to missioners any false, untrue, fabricated or falsified document
Commiis- with intent to deceive the Commissioners shall be guilty of
owners. an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine-
not exceeding five hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for a
term not exceeding twelve months or to both such fine and
imprisonment.

Applica- 24. The proceedings of the Commissioners shall be
initofria deemed to be a judicial proceeding and the Commissioners to.
laws. be members of a judicial tribunal for the purposes of any law








The Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1958 346

in force in a Territory making provision for offences relating
to the administration of justice.

25. Any person guilty of an offence against this Act penalty.
for which a punishment is not otherwise prescribed shall be
liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding two
hundred and fifty dollars, or to imprisonment for a term not
exceeding three months or to both such fine and imprison-
ment.

26. All moneys payable out of the public funds of the expenses
Federation under this Act are hereby appropriated out of the of publ
public funds of the Federation and shall be paid therefrom funds of
on the warrant of the Governor-General. Federation.


Passed by the House of Representatives this 24th day
of November, 1958.
G. E. L. LAFOREST,
Clerk, House of Representatives.

E. R. L. WARD
Speaker.

Passed by the Senate with an amendment this 3rd day
of December, 1958.
D. F. MAYERS,
Acting Clerk of the Senate.

A. M. LEWIS,
President of the Senate.

Amendment by the Senate agreed to by the House of
Representatives this 9th day of December, 1958.

f4. E. L. LAFOREST,
Clerk, House of Representctives.


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