The West Indies
Vol. 3 MONDAY, 4th JULY, 1960 No. 21
The West Indies
By His Excellency the Right Honourable the Lord Hailes, Member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy [L.S.] Council, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent
Order of the British Empire, Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of The West Indies, &c, &c, &c.
To : Sir FREDERICK TYMMS, k.c.i.e., m.c, f.r.ac.s.,
Dr. KEITH BRADFIELD, d.Phil., b.sc, b.e. (Syd.), a.m.i.e. (Aust), STEPHEN WHEATCROFT, Esquire, b.sc. (Econ.), C. S. SUNDARAM, Esquire, b.a.,
Air Vice-Marshal CLAUDE McCLEAN VINCENT, c.b., c.b.e., d.f.c. and Bar, a.f.c, ABRAHAM ELIAS ISSA, Esquire, c.b.e., j.p., b.a.
Whereas by section 3 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1958, Ch. 514, it is provided that the Governor-General may, whenever he deems it expedient, issue a commission, directed to such person or persons as he thinks fit, requiring him or them as the case 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;
And whereas, I have deemed it expedient that an inquiry should be held for the purpose of
(1) examining and making recommendations on the whole question of civil aviation in the West Indies and having regard inter alia to the experience of British West Indian Airways, Limited, and to its financial structure, of advising upon the regulation, organisation and other conditions which will best achieve the development of air services for the area and which will ensure
(a) that all the Territories of the Federation are linked by efficient, adequate and regular air services, both regionally and extra-regionally;
(b) that such services are, as far as possible self-supporting; and
(c) that there is, if possible, a steady and progressive lowering of fares so as to encourage the people of the area to make greater use of such services; and
(2) reviewing in this connection, where appropriate, giving advice upon
(a) the route network into and out of the Caribbean;
(b) the scope for the economic operation of a West Indian airline of extra-regional services to North, Central and South America and Canada, having regard to traffic rights under bilateral agreements;
(c) airline competition and pooling arrangements to safeguard local national interests;
(d) the scope for
(i) coach services and other economy class services into and through the Federation with a view to popularising air travel;
(ii) air freight services;
(e) the fare structure for intra-Caribbean services;
(/) in the context of Federation, the administrative arrangements for regulating civil aviation in the area; and
(g) the financial implications involved in Government support for, or participation in, a national carrier;
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Now, therefore, I, Patrick George Thomas, Lord Hailes, Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief as aforesaid, do hereby, in pursuance of the powers vested in me by section 3 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1958, and of all other powers thereunto me enabling, issue this my Commission to you the said Sir Frederick Tymms, k.c.i.e., m.c, f.r.Ae.s., Dr. Keith Bradfield, d.Phil., b.sc, b.e. (Syd.), a.m.i.e. (Aust.), Stephen Wheatcroft, Esquire, B.sc. (Econ.), C. S. Sundaram, Esquire, b.a., Air Vice-Marshal C. McC. Vincent, c.b., c.b.e., d.f.c. and Bar, a.f.c, and Abe Issa, Esquire, j.p., b.a., requiring you to be the Commissioners to hold the inquiry aforesaid.
And I direct that the said Sir Frederick Tymms, shall be Chairman, that for the purpose of any sitting of you the said Commissioners, three shall form a quorum, and that the said inquiry shall not.be held in public.
And I further direct you the said Commissioners forthwith to proceed at such places and times as may be convenient with due diligence to enquire into the matters aforesaid and to report to me in writing upon the said matters and to give your opinion and recommendations in one or more Reports.
And I do hereby appoint Julian Albert Marryshow, Esquire, b.sc. (Econ.), London, to be Secretary to the said Commissioners.
Given under My Hand and the Public Seal of The West Indies this First day of July, 1960, in the Ninth Year of Her Majesty's Reign.
By His Excellency's Command
M. S. STAVELEY Secretary to the Governor-General
Government Printing Office, Trinidad, W.I.1960