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VOL. XCII.


azetIte


PUBLISHED


BY


AUTHORITY


BRIDGETOWN,


BARBADOS,


10TH JANUARY, 1957


NOTICE No. 14
MEETING OF LEGISLATURE
The Legislative Council will meet on Tuesday,
15th January, 1957 at 2 o'clock p.m.

The House of Assembly will meet on Tuesday
15 h January, 1957 at 3 o'clock p.m.

NOTICE No. 15
GOVERNMENT NOTICES


Resumption of Duty
Dr. A. L. Raeburn, Superintendent, Government
Markets, on the 9th January, 1957.
(M.P.-L. 3710)

NOTICE No. 16
LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICES

Removal
The application of Ursula Hinds, shopkeeper,
Baxters Rd., City, holder of liquor license No. 510
of 1957---58 in respect of a, board 'aid shingled shop
attached to residence at Baxters Rd. St. Michael for
permission to remove said liquor licence to a board
and galvanized shop at Baxters Rd. Nr. King St.
City, and to use it at the said last mentioned
premises.
Dated this 9th day of January, 1957.


To:-C. A. ROCHEFORD, Esq.
Ag. Police Magistrate, Dist. "A".
URSULA HINDS,
Applicant.
N.B.-This application will be considered at a
Licensing Court to be held at Police Court, District
"A, on Monday the 21st day of January, 1957, at
11 o'clock, a.m.
C. A. ROCHEFORD.
Ag. Police Magistrate, Dist. "-A".

-The application of Audrey Mayers, Housewife
of 117 Roebuck St. City. for permission to sell
Spirits, Malt Liquors, &c., at ground floor of a two
storey wall and wooden building at 117, Roebuck St.
City.
Dated this 8th day of January, 1957.
To:-C. A. ROCHEFORD, Esq.
Ag. Police Magistrate, Dist. "A".
C. REGINALD WILSON,
for Applicant.
N.B.-This application will be considered at a
Licensing Court to be held at Police Court, District
"A", on Monday the 21st. day of January 1957 at
11 o'clock, a.m.
C. A. ROCHEFORD.
Ag. Police Magistrate, Dist. "A".

The application of Perkins & Co. Ltd. Mer-
chants of Roebuck St. St. Michael for permission to
sell Spirits, Malt Liquors, &c., at wall building
situate at Cr. Hothersal Turning, St. Michael.
Dated this 8th day of January, 1957.
To :--Miss M. E. BOURNE,
Police Magistrate, Dist. "A."
HILARY F. SCANTILEBURY,
for Applicant.
N.B.-This application will be considered at a
Licensing Court to be held at Police Court. District
"A", on Monday the 21st. day of January 1957 at
11 o'clock, a.m.
M. E. BOURNE,
Police Magistrate, Dist. "A."


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LIQUOR LIOGI
The application chant,
of No. 1 Broad St. to sell
Spirits, Malt Liq(uors, & ottonm floor
of a wall building at No. 1 Broad St. City.
Dated this 8th day of January, 1957.
To:-C. A. ROCHEFORD, Esq.,
Ag. Police Magistrate, Dist. "A".
CLARENCE SINCE.
for Applicant.
N.B.-This application will be considered at a
Licensing Court to be held at Police Court, District
"A", on Monday the 21st. day of January 1957 at
11 o'clock, a.m.
C. A. ROCHEFORD).
Ag. Police Magistrate, Dist. "A".

The application of Cameron Edwards of West-
moreland, St. James for permission to sell spirits,
malt liquors, etc. at a boarded and shingled shop
'with shed attached at Westmoreland, St. James.
Dated this 4th day of January, 1957.
,To:-SYDNEY H. NURSE, Esq.
Ag. Police Magistrate,
District "E", Holetowan.
CAMERON EDWARDS,
Applicant.
N.B.-This application will be considered at a
Licensing Court to be held on 18th January 1957 at
11 o'clock a.m. at Police Court, Dist. "B".
SYDNEY H. NURSE,
Ag. Police Magist'nte.
Dist. "E "'Holetown.

The application of Geraldine Branch, sloop-
keeper, of Hindsbury Rd. St. Michael, for permission
to sell Spirits, Malt Liquors, &c., at board and
galvanized shop attached to residence at Hindsbury
Rd. St. Michael.
Dated this 10th day of January, 1957.
To :-Miss M. E. BOURNE,
Police Magistrate. Dist. "A".
E. HOIWARD,
for Applicant.
N.B.-This application will be considered at a
Licensing Court to be held at Police Com't, District
"A", on Monday the 21st. day of Janna.'y 1957 at
11 o'clock, a.m.
M. E. BOURNE,
Police Maist'rate, Dist. "A. '

(Transfer)
The application of Glacey E.edman, shopeeper,
Braggs Hill, St. Joseph, purchaser of liquor licence
No. 594 of 1957-8 granted to Thomas Bryan in
respect of 1st. and 2nd. floors of a wall building
"Paramount Hotel" at Tudor St. St. Michael for
permission to sell Spirits. 1VMalt Liquors, &c., with
said liquor licence at the said! above mention .,


premises..
Dated this 10th day of Jamnuary. 15T.
To :-C. A. ROCHEFORD, Esq.
Ag. Police Magistrate, Dist. "A'".
SHIRLEY BRYAN,
for Appliant.
N.B.-This application will be considered at a
Licensing Court to be held at Police Court District
"A", on Monday the 21st. day of January, 1957 at
11 o'clock, a.m.
S A. ROCHEFORD,
Ag. Police Magistrate, Dist. "A".


NOTICE No. 17
NOTICE
Re Estate of
JOSEPH E MMANUEL EVELYN
deceased
Notice is hereby given that all persons having
any debt or claim against or affecting the estate of
Joseph Ennuanuel Evelyn, late of Ocean View Road,
Bush Hall in the Parish of Saint -Michaeli in this
Island who died at the parish of Saint Michael on
the 18th day of March 1956 are requested to send in
particulars of their claims duly attested to the under-
signed c/o Messrs. Hutchinson & Banfield, James
Street, Bridgetown, Solicitors, on or before the 21st.
day of March 1957 after which date I shali proceed
to distribute the assets of the deceased among the
parties entitled thereto having regard only to such
Ianimns of which I shall then have had notice and I
will not be liable for the assets or any part thereof so
distributed to any person of whose debt or claim I
. And all persons indebted to the said estate are
requested to settle their indebtedness without delay.
Dated this 8th day of January 1957.

IRIS JORDAN,
Qualified Executrix to the Estate of
JOSEPH EMMANUEL EVELYN (deceased)


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(Removal)
The application of Janey Scott, Shopkeeper,
King Wm. St. City holder of liquor licence No. 564
of 1957-58 in respect of bottom floor of a two storey
wall, wooden and galvanized building at King Wm.
St. City, for permission to remove said liquor licence
to a wall & wooden building at Cr. Kew Rd. Bank
Hall, St. Michael and to use it at the said last
mentioned premises.
Dated this 10th day of January, 1957.
To:-Miss M. E. BOURNE,
Police Magistrate, Dist. "A".
PATRICK REYNALD,
for Applicant.
N.B.-This application will be considered at a
Liceniisig Court to be held at Police Court District
S'A", on Tuesday the 22nd. day of January, 1957
at 11 o'clock a.m.
M. E. BOURNE,
Police Magistrate, Dist. "A."

The application of Ashton Agard, Baker, of
Bank Hall Cross Road, St. Michael for permission
to sell Spirits, Malt Liquors, &c., at bottom, floor of
a two storey wall building at Baxters Rd. Nr. Pas-
sage Rd. St. Michael.
Dated this 10th day of January, 1957.
To:-C. A. ROCHEFORD, Esq.
Ag. Police Magistrate, Dist. "A".
GLADSTONE HOLLINGSWORTH
for Appi-cant .
N.B.-This application will be considered at a
Licensing Court to be held at Police Court District
? A, on Tuesday the 22nd. day of January, 1957
at 11 o'clock a.m.
C. A. ROCHEFORD,
Ag. Police Magistrate, Dist. "A."


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JANUARY 10. 1957 C~ ~ iCIAL GAZETTE 15


NOTICE No. 18


TAKE NOTICE



EQUANIL


That JOHN WYETH & BROTHER LIMITED,
:a company organised under the laws of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
Manufacturing Chemists, whose trade or business
.address is The Factory, Braydon Road, London,
N., England, has applied for the registration of a,
trade mark in Part "'A" of Register in respect. of
pharmaceutical preparations for human use and for
veterinary use, and will be entitled to register the
.same after one month from the 10th day of January
1957 unless some person shall in the meantime give
notice ,in duplicate to me at my office of opposition


,of
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such registration. The trade mark can be seen
application at my office.


Dated this 9th day of January 1957.


A. W. SYtMMONDS,

Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.i


NOTICE NO. 19

BARBADOS.

IN THE COURT OF CHANCERY

In pursuance of the Chancery Act 1906, 1 do
Thereby give notice to all persons having or claitiaing
.any estate, right or interest or any lien or incum-
brance in or affecting the property of the defendant
to bring before me an account of their claims with
,their witnesses documents and vouchers to be exam-
ined by me on any Tuesday or Friday between the
hours of 12 noon and 3 o'clock in the afternoon at
the Registration Office, Town Hall, Bridgetown before
.the 20th day of March 1957 in order that such claims
may be reported on and ranked according to the na-
Iture and priority thereof respectively otherwise such
persons will be precluded from the benefits of any
decree and be deprived of all claims on or against the
,said property.

Plaintiff: DARCY AUGUSTUS SCOTT
Defendant: EGBERT LAWRENCE BANNISTER

Property: ALL THAT certain piece or narce.
,of land situate at Road View in the parish of Saint
Peter in this Island containing by admeasurement
seventy thousand seven hundred and eighty-live
*square feet or thereabouts Abutting and Bounding
towards the North on lands of one Prescod towards


the East on the public road running from Holetown
to Speightstown on lands of one Holder on lands of
one King on the public road aforesaid on lands of one
Forde on lands of one Williams on lands of one
Griffith and on the public road aforesaid and towards
the South on lands of Beatrice Bannister and Cecilia
Thomas respectively and towards the West on the
sea-shore or however else the same may abut and
bound.
Bill Filed: 29 November, 1956
lDatcd: 9th January, 1957

A. W. SYMMONDS,
Ag. Registrar-in-Chancery.


NOTICE No. 20

BARBADOS.

IN THE COURT OF CHANCERY

In pursuance of the Chancery Act 1906, I do
hereby give notice, to all persons havilig or claiming
any estate, right or interest or any lien or incumbrance
in or affecting the property of the defendant to bring
before me an account of their claims with their wit-
nesses documents and Vouchers tol be examined by
me on any Tuesday or Friday between the hours of
12 noon and 3 o'clock in the afternoon at the Registra-
tion Office, Town Hall, Bridgetown before the 20th
day of March 1957 in order that such claims may be
reported on and ranked according, to the nature and
priority thereof respectively otherwise such persons
,will be precluded from the benefits of any decree and
be deprived of all claims on1 or against the said pro-
1 erty.

Plaintiff: OSCAR ELIJAH BRIDGEMAN
Defendant: SAMUEL ASHF'IELD HEADLEY

Property: ALL THAT certain piece or parcel
of land situate at St. Helens in the parish of Saint
George in this Island (formerly part of the lands of
St. Helens) formerly containing by admeasurement
four acres one rood seven perches but found by sur,
vey made by L. B. Redman and L. IG. Quintyne,
Sworn S'urveyors, on second November One thousand
nine hundred and fifty-six to contain by admeasure-
ment four acres one rood twelve and four fifths
perches (inclusive of sixteen and three-tenths perches
in a road in common which runs along the southern
boundary of the said parcel of land and leads to the
public road) Butting and bounding on the North on
lands of Groves Plantation on the East on lands of
James Clarke on the South on the remainder of the
said road in common and on the West on the public
road or however else the same may butt and bound
Together with the message or dweITinghouse and all
other erections and buildings both freehold and chat-


tol on the said land erected and built standing and
: being.

Bill Filed: 27 November, 1956
Dated: 9th January, 1957


A. W. SYMMIONDS,
Ag. Registrar-in-Chancery.


,JA7.qARY 10-, 1957


O.L .e~ .CIABL GAtZETTE


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16 OFFICIAL GZT JNA 10, 1957


NOTICE No. 21

TAKE NOTICE


SPUD


That PHILIP MORREXIS INCORPORATED, a
corporation organized, and existing under the laws
of the State of Virginia,, United States of America,
Manufacturers, whose trade or business address is
100 Park Avenue, City of New York, State of New
York, U.S.A., has applied .for the registration of a
trade mark in Part "A" of Register in respect of
Cigarettes, cigars and tobacco products, and will be
entitled to register the same after one month from
the 10th day of January 1957 unless some person
shall in the meantime give notice in duplicate to me
at my office of opposition of such registration. The
trade mark can .be seen on application at my office.

Dated this 9th day oTJanuary 1957.

A. W. SYMMONDS,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.



NOTI E No. 22.

TAKE NOTICE






That THE NATIONAL CASH REGISTER
COMPANY, a corporation organized and existing
under the laws of the State of Maryland. United
States of America, Manufacturers, whose trade or
business address is Main & K Streets, Dayton, Ohio,
United States of America, has applied for the
registration of a trade mark in Part -"A,' of regis-
ter in respect of Cash registers in cnral, cash sale
registers: credit registers; autog' ,phi: registers.:
a ,machines; combined .typewriting and calculating'
machines; reoistering devices, of flexible design
having one or niore possible functions of indication:.
ticket. printing, arid issuing, computing. calculating.,
accounting, data classifying, typewriting or type
railing ii;and data recording; and parts and acces-
sories of said machines. registers and devices; all of
which may be with or without indicting, mechanism,
ticket printing' and issuing mechanism, calculating
mechanism, data classifying meclia:nism. ty vpewriting.
or type printing mechanism. i..isl-,'i',,g iImc-hanif.fm
or cash drawers; paper cutting machines; paper


sorting machines; paper stacking machines; and the-
parts and accessories of said machines; paper in
general, such 'as writing paper, printing paper,,
paper rolls, paper strips and receipt paper; and sta-
tionery article-s in general, such as form books, sales.
1ooks, receipt books and tablets, statement books
and cash register account books; and in general,
articles- for printing, bookstores, stationery, litho-
graph, bookbinding, cardboard making, teaching,.
drawing and the office; writing, calculating regis-
tering machines and adding machines; and filing
cabinets, combined electrical printing or marking'
and communicating system, printing ink, ink ribbons
and ink rolls, and will, be entitled to register the
same after one month from the 10th day, of January
1957 unless some person shall in the meantime give-
notice in duplicate to me *at my office of opposition
of such registration. The trade mark can be seen
on application at my office.

Dated this 9th day of January 1957.

A. W. SYMMONDS,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks..



NOiCE No, 23 :

TAKE NOTICE






That ANGOSTURA BITTERS (Dr. J. G. B.
Siegert & Sons) LIMITED a company incorporated
'.nder the laws of Trinidad, Manufacturers and Mer-
chants, whose trade or business address is 6 & 8,
George Street, Port-of-Spain, Trhi-diad, has applied
for the registration of a trade mark in Part "A" of
Register in respect of -Wines, spirits and liqueurs, and
will be entitled to register the same after one month
from the 10th day of January, 1957 unless some per-
son shall in the meantime give notice in duplicate to
.,e at my office of opposition of such registration.
The trade mark can be seen on application at my


Dated .this 9th day of January, 1957.

S .../. .- A. W. SYMMONDS, .


Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


OFFICIAL. GAZETTE


JANTUaRY-10, J9.57


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JANUARY~ 10, 195 OFFICAL GAZTTE. 1


NOTICE No. 24

NOTICE

IS HEREBY GIVEN that it is the intention of
the Vestry of the Parish of Saint Michael to .cause
to be introduced into the Legislature of this Island
-a Bill to amend the Vestries Act 1911 (1911-5) so
as to authorise the said Vestry to increase the salary,
of the .Collector of Rates and Parochial Treasurer
of the said parish to a maximum of $6,000.00 pere
annum 'and to increase the salary of the Clerk to:
the Churchwarden to a maximum of $3,192.00 per
annum, such amendment to take effect from the 25th
day of March 1956.

Dated this 8th day of January 1957.

E. C. REDMAN,
.-Vestry Clerk, St. Michael.


NOTICE No. 8 -(second publication)

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Inez De-
Lacey Spencer of Scotts 'Gap, Brittons Hill in the
parish of Saint Michael in this island, has petitioned
His Lordship the acting Chief Judge of the Court
of Ordinary of this island for a Grant of Letters o1
Administration to the real and personal estate of her
late husband ALGERNON DeCOURCEY SPENCER
of Taitts Hill in the parish of Saint George who died
in this island on the 22nd day of December 1956 in-
testate
AND NOTICE is further given that an ex parte
application for such GRANT of Letters of Adminis-
tration will be made to the Court on Friday the
25th day of January 1957 at 11 o'clock in the fore-
O. 00 ..
Dated this 7th day of January 1957.
E. D. ROGERS
Petitioner's Proctor.


NOTICE No. 4 (third publication)

NOTICE

IS HEREBY GIVEN. that CLARENCE
F1'ITZHERBERT HAMBLIN of Club Morgan Gap,
Clapham, in the parish of St. Michael, in this
island, has petitioned His Honour the acting Chief
Judge of the Court of Ordinary of this Island for
a grant of letters of Administration of the real
and personal estate and effects in this island of
Ismay Arlene Hamblin, late of Claplham in the
said parish of Saint Michael and island ,aforesaid
who died in the said island on the 5th day of Novem
her, 1956 intestate.


AND NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an
c' parte application for such letters will be made
at the sitting of the Court of Ordinary on Friday,
.he 18th day of January 1957 at. 11 o'clock in the
forenoon.

Dated the 3rd day of January, 1957.

YEARWOOD & BOYCE,
Petitioner's Proctors.


NOTICE No. 5 -(third publication)

INCOME TAX NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with s(.c
ticn 24, Income Tax Act, 1921, that-income tax re-
irns are required from
(a) all resident, companies whether incei-
porated or unincorporated, societies,
trusts or persons engaged in auvn trade,
business or profession;
(b) all non-resident companies' whether in-
corporated or unincorporated, socie-
ties, trusts, or persons engaged in .any
trade, business or profession or having.
income arising in this island;
(c) all owners of land or property whether-
a taxable income has accrued during
the past year or not;
(d) all married men who are living with
or wholly maintaining their wives whop e
income including the wife's income is
$1,300 or over for the past year;
(e) all other persons whose income is
$720 or over for the past year.
Forms of return may be obtained from the
Inland Revenue Department, Bridge Street.:
AFTER THE 1ST DAY OF JANUARY, 1957,
and the forms duly filled in must be delivered to me
on or before the following respective dates:-
1. Returns of persons whose books were
closed on the 31st day of December, 1956,
on or before the 31st day of March, 1957.
2. Returns of persons whose principal place
of business is not situate in the island on
or before the 30th day of June, 1957.
3. Returns of all other persons, on or t efore
the 31st day of January, 1957.
N. D. OSBORNE,
Acting Commissioner of Inland Revenue.

FORMS to be used-
Use WHITE form if you are in receipt of emol-
uments which will be subject to Pay As
You Earn deductions.
Use PINKI form (a) if you are engaged in
trade or business as a
Proprietor or Partner.
(b) if return is submitted on
Behalf of :a' limited liabil-
ity COMPANY.
Use GREEN form in all other eases.
Note :- .. ...:
(1) Any person failing to make his return
within the due date will be liable to a fine
not exceedkig $480.00 and not less than
$9.60.
(2) Except in cases where the owner of the
income is incapacitated and/or the per-
Smission of the Commissioner has been
obtained to signature by another person,
the form must ber signed by the person.


whose income is returned.
(3) Either the husband or the .wife may re-
quest the Commissioner by notice in
writing on or before the date prescribed-
for the delivery of the return to divide the
tax and ,issue separate assessment notices.
(4) Any person who is 'not domiciled in this
island and who, although not having resided.
here for six months during 1956, would
still be regarded as resident for taxation
purposes, may claim, on or before the date
prescribed for the delivery of the return,
to be charged as a non-resident.


OFFICIAL,'"- GALZETT3`E.


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-NOTICE No. 11 -(third publication)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE WEST
INDIES

Barbados Government Exhibitions

Applicants for admission as candidates for
Barbados lGovernment Exhibitions tenable at the
University College of the West Indies are required
to submit their applications to the Director of Edu-
-cation not later than Thursday, 31st January, 1957.
Application forms may be obtained from the
Department of Education, Public Buildings, Bridge-
'town.
Candidates must be -
(a) under twenty (20) years of age on 31r,
January, 1957;
(b) natives of Barbados; or
(c) children of a native of Barbados; or
(d) children of persons who are domiciled
and have been resident in Barbados
for a period of not less than ten (10)
years.
Candidates must produce with their applications
Itirth Certificates as well as certified statements
declaring that they have been receiving their edu-
ecation in Barbados for a total period of not less
than three years within the period of five years
immediately preceding the year of award, and that,
their moral character and general conduct are
.satisfactory.
N.B. Applicants for admission as candidates fo.
Barbados Government Exhibitions must als(
forward direct to the Registrar of the Um
versity College of the West Indies, Jamaica
their applications for Entrance to the Ux
versity College. The closing date for applica
tions for Entrance is 31st January, 1957
-Department of Education,
10th January, 1957.


-NOTIE No. 12 -(third publication)

BARBADOS SCHOLARSHIPS, 1957

The examination for Barbados Scholarships wil1
be the examination for the General Certificate oi
Education (Advanced and Scholarship Levels) '
the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination
Board, and will be held in Bridgetown in July next
in accordance with the Time Table of the Examina-
tion Board.
Candidates will be expected to offer at least
one subject at Scholarship Level and one at
Advanced Level.
Candidates must be -
(a) under twenty (20) years of age en
31st May, 1957;


(b) natives of Barbados; or
(c) children of a native of Barbados; or
(d) children of persons who, are domiciled
and have been resident in Barbados
for a period of not less than ten (10)
yeams.


Candidates must produce with their applica-
tions Birth Certificates, as well as certified state-
ments declaring that they have been receiving their
education in Barbados for a total period of not
less than three (3) years within the period of five
(5) years immediately preceding the year of award,
and that their moral character and general conduct
are satisfactory.
Applications pompletdd on forms which ai e
obtainable from the Department of Education must
be sent to the Director of Education not later then
31st January, 1957.
10th January, 1957.



NOTICE NO. 13 -(third publication)
VACANT POSTS

Secondary School Staff, Grenada

Applications are invited from candidates for
two (2) posts as Graduate Masters, Grenada Boys'
Secondary School, GRENADA, which is operated
by the Government of GRENADA.
2. The salary of the posts which are pensionable
is at the rate of $2,304 rising by annual increments
of $120 to $2,880 (Bar) x $120 $3,600 per annum,
together with pensionable pay addition of 20% of
salary.
3. Quarters are not provided, but the Head-
master will assist the selected candidates in finding
suitable accommodation at a rental of about $65.00
per month.
4. Applicants should state ability to teach
some of the following subjects:-
Geography, Mathematics, Spanish, Physics,
Chemistry, Latin and French.
5. Applicants should also give the following
particulars:-
(a) Age.
(b) Schools or University at which edu-
cated and certificates or diplomas ob-
tained.
(c) Present and past employment.
(d) Amount of monthly salary or wages
earned in the post in which applicant
was last employed.
(e) Past experience in work of the same
type or in a kind similar to that re-
quired in the posts advertised.
They will also be required to furnish copies
of testimonials (which will not be returned to the
applicant) certified as true copies by a Justice of the
Peace, a Minister of Religion or by a Head of a
Government Department.
6. Applications must be in the candidate's own
handwriting and they will not be considered if they
do not contain the particulars requested above.
7. The successful applicants must be prepared


to assume duty in Grenada as soon as possible after
ihe beginning of February, 1957.
8. Applications should be addressed to the
Secretary, Public Service Commission, Government
Office, Grenada, to reach him not later than 21st
SJanuary, 1957.


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JANUARY 10, 1957









JANUARY 10, 1957 OFFICIAL

NOTICE No. 10 -(second publication)
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Government Exhibitions tenable at Government
Aided Secondary Schools-Boys and Girls
Forms of application for First Grade Exhibitions,
Primary to First Grade Exhibitions and Second
(Grade Exhibitions are available at the Department
of Education, Public Buildings, Bridgetown.
Senior First Grade Exhibitions
Candidates must be under 16 years of age on
June 30th, 1957.
Junior First Grade Exhibitions
Candidates must be under 13 years of age ,n
June 30th, 1957.
Primary to First Grade Exhibitions
Candidates must be under 13 years of age on
June 30th, 1957, and must be a pupil in attendance at
a Public Elementary School.
Second Grade Exhibitions
Candidates must be under 12 years of age en
June 30th, 1957.
Renewal Second Grade Exhibitions
Candidates must be holders of Second Grade Ex-
hibitions which are about to expire.
Application forms, accompanied by Birth/Bap-
tismal Certificates must be forwarded to the Depart-
ment of Education not later than Saturday, 16th
February, 1957.
9th January, 1957.


NOTICE No. 365 -(third publication)
NOTICE

The Estate of
LEONARD CHARLES SCOTT
deceased

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, all pce rse
having a'ny debt or claim against the Estate of
Leonard Charles Scott who died in England on the
29th day of September 1954 are hereby required to
send particulars of their claims duly attested to
Peter Arthur Leonard Scott and William Arthur
Charles Brough, the qualified Executors of the Will
of the deceased, in care of Messrs. Cottle, Catford
& Co., No. 17, High Street, Bridgetown, Solicitors-
on or before the 5th day of February 1957, after
which date the said E-xecutors shall proceed to dis-
tribute the assets of the deceased among' the lpar-i"
,-ntit-led thereto having regard only to such claims
as the said Excvntors; shall then have had notice o_,.
and the said Exen-tors will not be liable for the as-
sets or any part thereof so distributed to any pers.nI
of whose debt or claim we shall not ha-ve had inotif--
And all persons indebted to the said Estate are re-
iiiested to settle their indebtedness without- delay.

Dated 4th day of December 1956.

PETER, ARTTHUR LEONARD SCOTT,
Per J. C. ARMSTRONG, Atty.
WILLIAM ARTHUR CHARLES BROUGHT,
Per J. C. ARMSTRONG, Atty.


NoTICE No. 382 --(third publication)

NOTICE

Re Estate of

AUGUSTA CLARK

deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any debt or claim against or affecting the estate of
Augusta Clarke, late of Fairfield Cross Road in the
parish of Saint Michael in this Island who died at
the Parish of Saint Michael on the 26th day of
January, 1956, are requested to send in particulars
of their claims duly attested to the undersigned
c/o Messrs. Hutchinson & Banfield, James Street,
Bridgetown, Solicitors, on or before the 28th day
of February, 1957, after which date I shall proceed
to distribute the assets of the deceased among the
parties entitled thereto having regard only to such
claims of which I shall then have had notice and I
will not be liable for the assets or any part thereof
so distributed to any person of whose debt or claim
I shall not then have had notice.
And all persons indebted to the said estate are
requested to settle their indebtedness without delay.

Dated this 18th day of December, 1956.

VETLAND KNIGHT,
Qualified Executrix to the Estate of
AUGUSTA CLARKE,
(Deceased).


NOTICE No. 361 -(fourth publication)
NOTICE

Estate of
CYRIL GEORGE BEASLEY
deceased


NOTICE IS' iHEREBY GIVEN that the persons
having any debt or claim affecting the estate (f
Cyril George Beasley late of Number 9, Greystones
Flats, Hastings who died in this island on the oth
day of August 1956, are hereby required to send
in particulars of their claims duly attested to tlie
undersigned c/o David Thomas, Owen & Company
29 Station Road, Llanrwst, North Wales on or before
the 6th day of February 1957 after which date I
shall proceed to distribute the assets of the estate
IamIngu the parties entitled thereto having regard
to the debts and claims only of which I shall then
have had notice and that I shall not be liable for
assets so distributed to any person of whose deots
or ea1mn I shall not have had notice at the time of
:-neh distribu-tion AND all persons indebted to the
said estate are requested to settle their accounts
without delay.

DATED this fifteenth day of November, 1956,
DOREEN BEASLEY
Qualified Administratrix (with will) of *he
Estate of Cyril George Beasley deceased.


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20 OFFICIAL (AZETTE JANUARY 10, 1957

Documiint hlai7 at Meeting of Assembly of 19th Dcccmbcr, 1956

7-195G6-61


MESSAGE NO. 14/1956

HIS EX'CELLENCY THE GO VERNOR

TO

THE HONOURABLE THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY


His Excellency the Governor has the honour to inform the Honourable
the House of Assembly that pursuant to the provisions of the Executive
Committee Act, 1891, he has appointed the following members of the
Honourable the House of Assembly to be members of the Executive
Committee under and in accordance with the provisions of tt A:ct:--
The Honourable M. E. COX, M.C.P.
The Honourable R. G. MAPP, M.C.P.
The Honourable F. E. MILLER, M.C.P.
The Honourable D. D. GARNER, M.C.P.

R. D. H. ARUNDELL,
Governor.
Government House,
Barbados.
19th December, 1956.









Subsidiary Legislation Supplement No. 2

Supplement to Official Gazette No. 2 dated the lOth Jan., 1957

L.N. 3

Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act, 1922


RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS
(FEDERATION OF NIGERIA) ORDER, 1956


WHEREAS by section six of the Reciprocal Enforce-
ment of Judgments Act, 1922, it is provided that where
the Governor is satisfied that reciprocal provisions have
been made by the Legislature of any part of Her Majesty's
dominions outside the United Kingdom for the enforce-
mnent within that part of Her Majesty's dominions of
judgments obtained in the Court of Common Pleas in this
Island, the Governor may, by order in Executive Commit-
tee declare that the said Act shall extend to judgments
obtained in a superior court in that part of Her Majesty's
dominions in like manner as it extends to judgments ob-
tained in a superior court in the United Kingdom:
AND WHEREAS the Governor is satisfied that such
reciprocal provisions have been made by the Legislature
of the Federation of Nigeria:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sir Robert Duncan Harris
Arundell, Governor of this Island, in pursuance of the
powers conferred on me by section six of the Reciprocal
Enforcement of Judgments Act, 1922, do hereby in Execu-
tive Committee declare and order as follows:-
1. This Order may be cited as the Reciprocal En-
forcement of Judgments (Federation of Nigeria) Order,
1956.
2. The Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act,
1922 shall extend to judgments obtained in any of the
superior courts of the Federation of Nigeria set fourth in
the Schedule hereto in like manner as it extends to judg-
ments obtained in a superior court in the United Kingdom.
3. The Schedule to the Order made by the Governor
on the thirteenth day of November, 1924, extending the
provisions of the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments
Act, 1922, to judgments obtained in superior courts in cer-
tain parts of Her Majesty's Dominions outside the United
Kingdom, is hereby amended by deleting therefrom the
word "Nigeria."

Dated the 9th day of January 1957.

R. D. H. ARUNDELL,
Governor.

SCHEDULE
The Federal Supreme Court of Nigeria.
The High Court of the Western Region of Nigeria.
The High Court of the Northern Region of Nigeria.


The High Court of the Eastern Region of Nigeria.
The High Court of Lagos.
The High Court of the Southern Cameroons.









'4 SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

L.N. 4
POWER OF DISALLOWANCE

His Excellency the Governor has been notified that
the Power of Disallov'anlce will not be exercised in
repeat of the undermentioned Acts:-

No. Year Short Title


26 1955 The General Loan and Stock
(Amendment) Act 1955.
27 1955 The Trustee Investment in Bar-
bados Government Securities
(Amendment) Act, 1955.
26 1956 The' Sugar Industry (Rehabilita-
Ition, Price Stabilization and
Labour Welfare) (Local Con-
sumption) (Amendment) Act,
1956.
39 1956 I The Me, i.ia Registration
(Amendment) (No. 2) Act,
I 1956.
43 1956 The Solicitors (Amendment) Act,
1956.


(M.P. 5033/S.3)
(M.P. C.297/T.1)
(M.P. 2074/9)
(M.P. 8261)

L.N. 5
Defence Regulations, 1939

ORDER MADE BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY
UNDER REGULATIONS 50 AND 90 OF THE
DZFENCE REGULATIONS, 1939

This Orde.r may be cited as the Control of Prices
(Defence) (Amendment) Order, 19,57.
2. The Schedule to the Control of Prices (Defence)
Order, 1942, as contained in the Control of Prices (De-
fence) (Amendment) Order, 1955, No. 4 is hereby fur-
ther amended by deleting all the words, figures and
.vNnbols occurring in the columns marked "WHOLE-
SALE PRICE" and "RETAIL PRICE" in respect of the.
Articles "'Cornmeal" and "Gasolene" and substituting
therefore the following:-

S WHOLESALE RETAIL PRICE
ARTICLE PRICE (not more than)
S (not more than)


Cornmeal .. $9.76 per bag of 98 11 c. per lb.
lbs. .. .
G asolene .. 65c. per gallon

a,_ie by me the aforesail Competent Authority this
ninth 'dy of January,. one thousand mine hundred and


C. D. EVELYN,
for Competent Authority.









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17th July 1956.
Pursuant to the adjournment, the House of
Assembly met at 3 o'clock p.m. today.
Present:

His Honour Mr. K. N. R. HUSBANDS, (Speaker)
lion. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS, C. B.E., M.D, C.M.


(i'islc;r of Social Services) ; Hon. M. E. Cox, (Min
sister of Communications, Works and Housing),
Messrs. F. C. GODDARD, (Leader, of the Opposition)
P. E. AILLER;, J. A. HAYNES, B.A., Hon. C. E.
T. LMA, (Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Fisher
ies) ; and Mr. J. C. TUDOR, M.A.
NO QUORUM
Mr. SPEAKER: It now being after 3.15
o'clock p.m., and there being less than 9 member.,
present, this House now stands adjourned mutil this
day week at 3 o'clock p.m.


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Tuesday, 10th July, 1956


Pursuant to the adjournment the House
Assembly met at 3 o'clock p.m. today.


of


Present :
His Honour Mr. K. N. R. HUSBANDS (Speaker),
Hon. G. H. ADAMS C.M.G., Q.C., B.A., (Premier),
Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS, C.B.E., M.D., C.M.,
(Minister of Social Services), Hon. M. E. Cox,
(Minister of Communications, Works and H'ousing),
Mr. L. E. SMITH, J.P., (Chairman of Committees),
Mr. F. C. GODDARD (Leader of the Opposition), Mr
F. E. MILLER, Mr. J. A. HAYNES, B.A., Mr. E.
ST.A. HOLDER, Mr. V. B. VAUGHAN, Hon. C. E
TALMA, (Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Fish-
eries), Mrs. E. E. BOURNE and Mr. E. W. BARROW,
B.Sc]
Prayers were read.
MINUTES
Mr. SPEAKER: I have the honour to inform
the House that the Minutes of the last meeting are
not yet ready for confirmation.
DOCUMENTS
Mr. SPEAKER: I have the honour to inform
the House that I have received from the Accountant
General the Financial Report for the month ending
31st May, 1956.
PAPERS LAID
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: Mr. Speaker, I am com-
manded to lay the Report on Training Scheme Fund
for the financial year 1955-56.
Hon. C. E. TALMA: I am commanded to lay
the reply to the question asked by Mr. W. A.


CRAWFORD on 1st May, 1956, regarding the
herdsmen at the Central Livestock Station.
Also, Receipts and Payments Account, and
Profit and Loss Account of the Government Lan-
easter Factory for the year ended 31st December,
1955.
GOVERNMENT NOTICES
Government Notices were given as follows:-
Hon. M. E. COX: Resolution to approve the
lease of a parcel of land situated at Grave's End
to the Barbados Light and Power Company Ltd.
Hon. C. E. TALMA: On behalf of the Hon.
Minister for Trade, Industry and Labour.
Resolution to sanction the Exportation (Draw-
back of Duties on Cylinders containing Locally
Manufactured Gases) Regulations, 1955.
In doing so Sir, I am asking for leave to with-
draw Order No. 8 on the Order Paper which deals
with the same matter. I am asking that this Resolu-
tion take the place of Order No. 8 on the Order
Paper.
There being no objection leave was granted the
hon. member.
Hon. C. E. TALMA: I beg to give notice of the
following :-
Resolution to approve the draft Agreement
establishing the Eastern Caribbean Farm Institute.
Hon. Dr. H .G .H. CUMMINS: I beg to give
notice of the following:-
Bill to amend the Offences Against The Person)
Act, 1868.
Hon. M. E. COX: I beg to give notice of the
following:-
Bill to amend the Waterworks Act, 1895.
BILLS READ A FIRST TIME
Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: I beg to move
that the Bill to amend the Offences Against The
Person Act, 1868 be now read a first time.
Hon. M. E. COX: I beg to second that.
The question was put and resolved in the affir-
m ative without division.


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On the motion of Hon. M. E. Cox second by
Hon. C. E. TALMA, the Bill to amend the Water-
works Act, 1895, was read a first time.

STATEMENT Re CAPITAL ESTIMATES -
HOUSING LOANS

Hon. M. E. COX: As I intimated to Your
Ilonour not long ago, I propose to make this state-
ment: "Appearing in the Current Estimates under
Capital Expenditure Loan Funds is the sum
of $100,000 for Housing Civil Servants. This
sum is listed as a revote. In fact it should appear
under "New Provision" as by the end of the last
financial year all the $300,000 voted in the 1955-56
Estimates had been committed. It is therefore pro-
posed to regard the sum voted in the Current
Estimates as "New Provision".

EXPLANATION BY CHAIRMAN OF
COMMITTEES

Mr. SMITH: Mr. Speaker, before you start the
business of the afternoon, I crave your indulgence
to allow me to make an explanation to part of the
hon. senior member for St. Philip's speech last
Tuesday in, my absence as Chairman of Committees.
Sir, you will remember that I had promised to give
a, ruling on resumption after tea, but unfortunately
for me I had to go up to Dr. Bayley's Clinic to
look for my sister, and while I was away there the
rain came and prevented me from getting back on
time.
Sir, before going further, I am very much sur-
prised at the Hon. Leader of the House and the
Minister of Communications and Works because they
both knew that I was going up to Dr. Bayley's, and
they could have prevented the hon. senior member
for St. Philip from misleading this Committee and
the general public. Now Sir, I read in the daily
newspaper that the hon. senior member for St.
Philip referred to me as Chairman of Committees
in simple words as. "a trickster," and "that it was
more than an accident that the Chairman of Com-
mittees had not returned to the Chamber" and
"those tricks of his would not always work."
Now, Sir, it is very embarrassing to me because
more than one of my friends rang me up next day
and asked why I should hide from the hon. senior
member for St. Philip. I only wanted to make my
position quite clear that I did not hide from the
hon. senior member for St. Philip. I would not hide
from the hon. senior member for St. Philip because
I do not see why I should have to hide. I should
have tried to hide from the hon. member for St.
Philip years ago, but not now. Now, Sir, another
point. Now relative to the visitors in the gallery last
Tuesday, the behaviour was rotten. I tried my very
best to call on them for order and threatened to
send them outside if they did not ITehave, but some
of the hon. members from the lower end of the Table
shouted: "No, you cannot do it!" Well, Sir, if I


were even wrong in trying to keep order in the
House by threatening those visitors to keep quiet,
I felt it was out of place that hon. members should
have shouted out at the top of their voices "No, you
cannot do it". I would take it such hon. members
were encouraging such behaviour because after the
strangers heard some remarks come from some
members as myself, they would say I am everything
except what I could be. as fair as the Chairman is con
cerned, in trying to keep order. I do not know what
can be done. I feel it is bad respect: and if behaviour
of this sort should continue by honourable members
or some of ithro honourable members of this Hon-


ourable Chamber, we are going to get nowhere be.
cause I feel it is the duty of every member to do his
utmost in helping the Chair at any time to keep law
and order.
Sir, I say it is very disrespectful of them and if
such behaviour should continue, I will have to re-
sign as Chairman of Committees of this Honourable
House, if members are prepared to behave like that
all the time and not try to help the Chair at any
time. You will notice that honourable members even
tried to make you look as though you did not knew
your rules when they tried to question my ruling
when you resumed the Chair. That was out of
order; they had no right doing that, because no hon-
ourable member should or can question the ruling
of the Chairman of Committees when the Speaker
resumes the Chair. I am sure it could not happen,
and then they were trying to look at you as if you
were something from the lower end of Tudor Street.
3.25 p.m.
Mr. VAUGHAN: Mr. Speaker, if I am allow-
ed to speak on the same matter-
Mr. SPEAKER,: The hon. member cannot
make any speech with reference to an explanation.
Mr. VAUGHAN: May I ask the permission
of the House to make some reference to the matter?
Mr. SPEAKER: I do not think that that could
be allowed. With regard to the first part of what the
honourable junior member for St. Joseph has said,
I have no comment to make about that. As far as the
second part of the honourable member's remarks is
concerned, as long as he is in the Chair, he is per-
fectly in charge of the situation; he can control mat-
ters with the assistance of the Rules of the House.
That is all I would say about this matter.
As rega!'Is any reference to mly being asked to
give a Ruling in connection with, his Ruling, I have
already dealt with that matter.

COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY

Mr. SPEAKER: The first Order of the Day
stands in the name of the Honourable Minister of
Social Services: to move the House into Committee
of Supply to consider the grant of sums of money
for the service of the Colony.
Hon. Dr. H. G. H CUMMINS: I beg to move that
Your Honour do now leave the Chair, and the House
go into Committee of Supply.
Hon. M. E. COX: I beg to second that.
The motion was put and agreed to.
Mr. SPEAKER left the Chair, amd the House
ueent into Committee of Supply, Mr. SMITH being
n the Choir.

Supplementary Estimate No. 10

Head XX-Medical (8) Maternity Hospital

Head XXIII-Medical (8) Maternit y Hospital was
called.


Hon. G. H. ADAMS: Mr. Chairman, these Sup-
plementary Estimates are very simple; the notes
explain what they are all about. I beg to move that
Head XXIII stand part of the Schedule.
Hon. Dr. H. G. H CUMMNINS: I beg tol
second that. I would like to say, as the notes explain,,
that the Senior Resident Nurse Midwife at the Mater-
nity Hospital has left, and in order to obtain a
suitable person for the post, there is an increase of
$48.00 on the previous vote. In connection with the
other item, the steriliser, that was ordered last year,
but it did not arrive by the 31st March. It has, how-


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ever, recently arrived, and this revote of the sum of
$700,00 is for the payment of that item.
The question that Head XXIII -- Medical
(8) Maternity Hospital stand part of the Schedule
was put and resolved in the affirmative without di-
vision.

Head XXX-Income Tax and Dealth Duties

Head XXX Income Tax awnd Deah Duties -
was called.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: I beg to move that Head
XXX stand part of the Schedule. This amount of
$270-a revote-is required for the purchase of
Reports on Tax Cases.
Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: I beg to second
that.
The question that Head XXX Income Tax
and Death Duties stand part of the Schedule, wao
put and resolved in the affirmative without division.

Head XXXIV-Electrical Inspection

Head XXXIV Electrical Inspection-was called.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: I beg to move that XXXIV
stand part of the Schedule. This amount of $380 is
for th. purpose of purchasing a new adding machine.
The old one has been condemned by a Board of Sur-
vey as being unserviceable, and this Supplementary
Estimate is required for the purchase of a new add.
ing machine.
Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: I beg to second
that.
The question that Head XXXIV Electrical
Inspection stand part of the Schedule was put and
resolved in the affirmative without division.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: I beg 'to move that a Reso-
lution for the sum of $1,398 do now pass.
Hon. M. E. COX: I beg to second that.
The motion was put and agreed to.
On the motion of Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUM-
MINS, seconded by Hon. M. E. COX, the CHAIR-
MAN reported the passing of one Resolution in Com-
mittee of Supply.
Mr. SPEAKER resumed the Chair and report-
ed accordingly.
On motions of Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS,
seconded by Hon. M. E. COX in each case, the Reso-
lution passed in Committee of Supply was read a
first and second time and agreed to.
Messrs. BRYAN and TUDOR entered the House
aond took their seats.

CIVIL ESTABLISHMENT (TEACHERS)
(AMENDMENT) NO. 2 ORDER

Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: Mr. Speaker, I
am asking leave to take Order No. 4 as the next
Order of the Day.
There being no objection, leave was granted the
Thonourable Minister.
Mr. SPEAKER: The next Order of the Day
stands in the name of the Ionourable Premier


to move the passing of the following Resolutions:
Resolution to approve the Order entitled 'The
Civil Establishment (Teachers) (Amendment) No.
2 Order 1956".
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: Mr. Speaker, this Resolu-
tion is a Resolution to approve the Order entitled
"the Civil Establishment (Teachers) (Amendment)
No. 2 Order 1956". This Order provides for an in-
crease in the number of Assistant Teachers of Ele-
Ynentary schools from 683 to 750 due to the increase


in the number of children attending elementary
schools. Ass i have explained the position quite utally
when the Estimates were being eonsiderea, I do not
propose to say anything more about the matter now.
This is merely the Resolution to transfer these per-
sons from the category.' of supernumerary teachers
to that of established teachers; it has been decided
that these teachers be put on the permanent staff. 1
beg to move that this Resolution do now pass.
Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMIINS: I beg to second .
that.
The question that this Resolution do now pass
was put and resolved in the affirmative without di
vision.
2.35 p.m.

MEDICAL REGISTRATION (AMENDMENT)
(NO. 2) BILL, 1956
Mr. SPEAKER: The next order of the Day
stands in the name of the Honourable Minister of
Social Services: Second reading of a Bill to amend
the Medical Registration Act, 1911.
Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: Mr. Speaker,
this Bill seeks to amend the Medical Registration
Act, 1911. The local branch of the British Medical
Association thinks, and quite rightly so, that they
should be represented on the local Board of Medical
Assessors. As honourable members will remember, not
so long ago, sometime in the earlier part of this year,
a similar Bill was passed to enable Dentists to have
also the appointment of Assessors on the Registration
of Dentists. I do not know if that provoked a sort
of jealousy, but is said that the 'Local Branch of
the British Medical Association subsequently came
forward, and asked for similar assessment. As I have
said, the object of this Bill to amend the Medical
Registration Act, 1911 so as to increase the number
of Medical Assessors appointed under that Act from
three to four and at the same time to enable the Local
Branch of the British Medical Association to nomi-
nate one of the persons to be so appointed. I beg to
move that this Bill be now read a second time.
Hon. M. E. COX: I beg to second that.
The question that the Bill be now read a second
time was put and resolved in the affirmative with-
out division.
On motion of Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS,
sccondcld by Hon. M. E. COX, in each case, Mr.
SPEAKER left the Chair and the House went into
Committee on the Bill Mr. SMITH being in the
Chair.
Clauses 1 amd 2 were called and Passed.
On motion of Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS, sec-
onded by Hon. M. E. COX, Mr. CHAIRMAN re-
ported the passing of the hill in Committee.
Mr. SPEAKER resumed the Chair and reported
accordingly.
On separate motions of Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUM-
MIlNS, .eenonded by Hon. M. E. COX, the Bill was
read a third time and passed.

THE CUSTOMS TARIFF (AMENDMENT)
(NO. 5) BILL, 1956


Mr. SPEAKER: The next Order of the Day
stands in the name of the Hon. Minister of Social
Services: second reading of a Bill to to amend the
Custom's Tariff Act, 1921.
Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: Mr. Speaker
this Bill seeks to amend the Customs Tariff Act,
1921. It will be seen from the "Objects and Rea-
sons" that is proposed to grant exemption from
import duty on sound recordings produced by th,
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to be of an educational or cultural character and
finally approved by the Governor-in- executive Com-
mittee. It is intended that thes i. A ;rdings will be
used in the Government Programmies over the Bar-
bados Rediffusion Service, Limited.
I think everybody will agree that it is a, worthy
object to make these sound recordings and films
available ;to the local Rediffusion to be used in Gov-
ernment programmes and they should be made as
freely as possible. I do not think there will be any
objection to ,agreeing to a concession of this sort, I
beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time.
Hon. M. E. COX: I beg :to second ihat.
The question thltt the Bill be now read a second
time was put and resolved in the aff-irmiatiuc without
division.
On motion of Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUAMM'INS,
seconded by Hon. M. E. COX, Mr. StPEAKER left
the Chair and the House went into Comnittce on the
Bill, Mr. SMITH being in the Chair.
Clause 1 and 2 were called and passed.
On motions of Hon. Dr. H. G. tH. CUC HINS,
seconded by Hon. M E. COX, Mr. CHAIRMAN re-
ported the passing of the Bill in Committee.
Mr. SPEAKER resumed the Chair and reported
accordingly.
On separate motions of Hon. H. G. H. CUM-
MINS, seconded by Hon. M. E. COX, the Bill was
read 4 third time and passed.
Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: Mr. Speaker,
that concludes Government business for the day.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Mr. SPEAKER,: The first Order of Private
Members Business stands in the name of the honoura-
ble junior member for St. Peter who is not in his
place today.
The second Order stands in the name of the hon.
senior member for St. Lucy. To move the passing of
an Address to His Excellency the Governor relating
to the Institution of an (annual Christmas bonus for
all public employees whose pensionable emoluments
do not exceed $1,500 annually.
Mr. BRANCKER: Mr. Speaker, so far as these
Items under Private Members' Business standing in
my name are concerned, I understand that up to now
copies have not been cyclostled or printed. If they
have been, they have not been circulated among
honourable members.
I hope steps will be taken to have them printed
in time for the next meeting of the House.
3.45 p.m. "

BARBADOS LIGHT AND POWER CO., BILL

Mr. GODDARD: Mr. Speaker, I nm asking
leave to take Order No. 9 of the Private MVembers'
Business as the next Order of the day.
Mr. TUDOR: On a point of Order. Perhaps it
was my tardiness that made the honourable gentle-
man rise first. Actually, Order No. 5 comes before
No. 9 and I would ask that that be taken.
There being no objection leave was grated the


hon. junior member for Christ Church to taJ k
Order No. 9 of Private Members Business as thie next
Order of the day.
Mr. GODDARD: Mr. Speaker, this is a Bill toa
authorise the Barbados Light land Power Company
Limited to construct two or more pipe-lines for
pumping sea-water to and from the Company 's
works. It is well known that the new power station
that is under ec-struction now is of such a nature
that large onantities of water will be required for


cooling purposes, and they have plans for pumping
water from Grave-send into the sLt.tiun and letting it
out again into the sea. I am told that the rise in tem-
perature of the water will not exceed four or five
degrees. They have already consulted Government,
who have given the necessary permission tor the
leasing of the area required, and everything will be
done to protect the public from any danger that may
(or that one could expect to) rise. It is quite a
simple Bill and all the protection necessary is given
in the Bill and I am going to move that this Bill be
read a second time.
Mir. BARROW: Mr. Speaker, I remember tiaL
on the last occasion on which a private company
wanted to limit the rights of the public in the vicinity
of Needham s Point, that the Government thought fit
to introduce a Public Bill instead of a private Bill in
the manner in which the honourable junior member
for Christ Church has done today. I compliment him
on adopting the right course in the matter. I presume
that the Bill has passed all the preliminary stages
before being put properly before this Chamber, but
perhaps Your Honour will bear with me if I referred
to the steadily diminishing area of land which the
people of St. Michael and the neighboring districts
of Christ Church, and those unfortunate parishioners
whom I represent have no ,beach of their own, who
on Sunday mornings regard what is known as Shot
Hall as the mecca of all sea bathers, are losing. These
tights are ever diminishing and I am a bit alarmed
as to whether in a couple of years' time, at this rate,
we will be able to bathe at Needham's Point at all,
because barricades have already been put up by the
Molasses Terminals and entrenchments will now be
dug by the Barbados Light and Power Company.
Government had, and private contractors thought it
fit, some time ago in 1954 to remove vast quantities of
sand from the beach at Gravesend. I asked the
question about it on the 26th October, 1954, whether
the Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries
was aware of the considerable quantities of sand
being removed from the beach and foreshore adjoin-
ing the lands of the Governor-in-Executive Committee
at Shot Hall in the parish of St. Michael; and I
earlier asked, Mr. Speaker, (without being, tedious),
whether any prosecution or prosecutions had been
brought in respect of the excavation then taking
place at Shot Hall. At that particular time, Sir, the
Fire Station was being built, and we have an Act
on the Statute Book of Barbados relating to the
preservation of the beaches and foreshore, which
prohibits even a simple householder from taking so
much as a bucket of sand anywhere between, to the
lest of my recollection, South Point Lighthouse in
Christ Church and Harrison's Point in St. Lucy. I
am sure that Gravesend is well within the prohibited
area. Well, the people who enjoy or used to enjoy
the facilities at Gravesend are now confronted with
a "trespass will be prosecuted" sign to the North
a monstrous conglomeration of tanks for various pur-
poses to the South about six pipe-lines in the middle


of the beach owned by the British Union Oil Com-
any., and now the Barbados Light and Power Com-
pany is going to add insult to injury by the effluvia
which they will now project, not into the sea, but
on the beach itself, and into the water immediately
adjoining the foreshore where the less fortunate
rlas in Barbados were hitherto accustomed to bathe
on such occasions as they could find time-Thurs-
days. half-days, Sunday mnormin s, Saturday nFte-r-
noons and Bank Holidays. I would like to invite thp
honourable junior member for Christ Church to
sound out the owners or the lesser' of the Barbados
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especially since some of the members of
the Yacht Club are also Directors of the
Barbados Light and Power Company. Let
us save a lot of Government printing let
them defer the effluvia; we could give them
permission to pass it under the road immediately
adjoining the Aquatic Club which belongs to the
Government, and lead the water through to the beach
of the Barbados Yacht Clu!b. After all, they are
the people-at least the most prominent of them-
who undoubtedly own the Barbados Light and Power
Company, and I do not see they need to come to
this House at all. They only need to write to the
Director of Highways and Transport to get per-
mission to build an aqueduct in the road, say, in the
vicinity of the Aquatic Court Hotel, come down
through the back and throw the water on to the
beach of the Royal Barbados Yacht Club; but as far
as I am concerned,, until they are prepared them-
selves to suffer some inconvenience, I am not going to
stand here and allow the customary rights of the
public and especially the parishioners of St. Michael,
St. George and Christ Church to be steadily dim-
inished and whittled away.
3.55 p.m.
Up to now, I can find no answer to the questions.
which I have asked the Hon. Minister of Agriculture,
Lands and Fisheries about sand being taken from
Shot Hall beach. No dispensation has been awarded
either to the Public Works Department or to any
private contractor to go to Shot Hall and take away
sand from there. The whole contour of the beach
at Shot Hall has been altered for the worst; we al-
ready have a monstrosity in the way of industry and
employment-we have to put up with the tanks which
have been erected by the Molasses Terminals, aind
the pipe lines which they have there. All that is done
in the name of private enterprise; and the excuse
in this, as in every other instance, is that we are
providing employment for people. I would like to
say that we all know that that argument does not
hold good for Molasses Terminals, because they have
actually increased the number of the unemployed
rather than diminished the number of those persons
who are seeking gainful employment.
We have the noxious fluids emitted from the
British Union Oil Company Limited; and the Bar-
bados Light & Power Company Limited, and its pre-
decessor, the Barbados Electric Company has been
there for years for something like 60 years. Why
should the working-class main in Barbados be the man
who always has to suffer whenever they want to throw
something on the beach, or to narrow the already
restricted amenities which are there for the benefit
of the members of the public ?
It would appear to me that we have a complete
and utter disregard for the welfare of the more un-
fortunate classes of this Island, because if you want
an illustration of Socialism, in reverse, anyone like


myself who. 20 or 25 years ago, was accustomed to
going up to Shot Hall and having a sea bath, rumninm
up and down the beach and playing a game of cricket
or football, will know that that is no longer possible,
because of the infringements and encroachments
which have been carried out on the customary rights
of the people of the surrounding parishes. Right
next door, we have two bastions one is a first line
of defence, and the other is the last outpost of imper-
ialism. Those two bastions of racial intolerance in
Barbados have all their rights preserved and guaran-
teed by the present Government reviewing the lease
of the land and the foreshore to the Barbados Aqua-
tic Club; you have the last outpost of gingoistic im-
perialism in the role of the Barbados Yacht Club and
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the members of the Barbados Yacht Club and the
-Barbados Light & Power Company Limited.
These same people under the role of Barbados
Yacht Club-I hope they are dying a race-these
people hold ideas such as they hold in a progressive
century, if not in a progressive Island, and I hope
they will not be found in Barbados in a short space
of time. I had hoped that their sons and daughters
who are growing in a more enlightened atmosphere
will not cling tenaciously to the outmoded beliefs
which they support.
Now you have the honourable junior member for
Christ Church in his innocence without realising or
canvassing in his mind all the possibilities which are
niow opened to the Barbados Light & Power Company,
asking the representatives of the people to further
permit this company to encroach on the already
limited amenities which we -enjoy. I would really
suggest to the honourable members that they think
twice before they support this measure. If I were
a representative of the parish of St. Michael I would
be even more vocal in my protest, if that were human-
ly possible, than I am now. This is nothing to do
with any individual or with one's private dislikes;
it is a question of a principle which is being disre-
garded day by day, overlooked, and in many instan-
ces, not even considered or remembered by other
members of the public, or those who arrogate to them-
themselves the role of representation and speaking
on behalf of the masses of this island.
I would like to remind honourable members in
dealing with the Bill in general, that it has been
preceded by a petition to the effect that the Company
may be authorised to construct and maintain certain
pipe lines and marine works in the sea beyond the
shores at Gravesend, St. Michael, for the purpose
of conveying sea water to be pumped into the com-
pany's circulating water pumping plant and thence
returning to the sea by such pipelines. By Section 3
of the Bill, the company is authorised to construct
and maintain two or more pipelines beginning at a
place near the shore of Gravesend in the parish of
St. Michael in this Island to be approved by the
Governor-in-Executive Committee, thence continuing
on or under the foreshore and along the sea bed to
a place in the sea to be approved by the Governor-in-
Executive Committee for the purpose of conveying
sea water to be pumped from the sea into the com-
pany's circulating water pumping plant and thence
returning to the sea by such pipelines.
When referring to fumes and pipelines, I omit-
ted to drawv to Your Honour's attention the fact that
the Commissioners of Highways of the parish of St.
Y-iehael have thought fit to throw off storm water
right at the end of the most desirable part of that
I each. We have the pipelines of the British Union
Oil Company, we have the pipelines of Molasses
Terminals and we have the Commissioners of High-
ways throwing storm water through an outlet pipe
of about 3 feet in diameter; and all the dirty water
sweeps down from Culloden Road and Bay Land
down through the Garrison straight to that beach.
4.05 p.m.


Now, so little do we care about the facilities
provided for the public in the way of bathing sheds,
canteens and other amenities of that nature, that we
are now going to allow a private company to drive
piles and put down more pipe lines at Gravesend
Beach. I am sure if one little boy were to climb up
on one of those piles they would want to prosecute
him.
In this same Bill before the House, the Execu-
tive Committee has asked the Company not to throw
any obnoxious stuff into the sea, but there is no pro-
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the terms and conditions; and I do not see the Gov-
ernment at present comprised asking them, to dig up
the pipe lines if they do not carry out such terms
and conditions. We also know that with the use of
steam turbines, a lot of that water which would come
from those pipe lines would be hot water. The only
thing they need now to do to make that beach a per-
fect shark-infested area is to throw out refuse and
the entrails of cattle, fish and swine in the Public
Market up there.
Now, Sir, we all know that the Barbados Light
and Power Company, Limited, has some local direc-
tors in it, but it does not mean that we are so grate-
ful because a few wealthy men in Barbados have been
able to invest money in the Barbados Light and
Power Company, Limited, that they can do as they
like and trample over the rights of the people of this
Island. I have not heard any threat of this nature
coming from the immediate and legal predecessor of
the Barbados Light and Power Company, Limited.
I do know that they never had the temerity to throw
their dirty water on Gravesend Beach because they
knew that a howl of protest would come from the
local investors, like the honourable junior member
for Christ Church and other members of the invest-
ing community in Barbados championing the cause
of the under privileged or appearing to champion
tjle cause of the underprivileged. I do not want to
impute any bad motives but now that they are in,
you do not hear a whimper coming from any of the
representatives of the parish of St. Michael. I do
not expect the howls of protest to emanate from
members of the Official Opposition Party but at least
one would expect some timid note of enquiry from
at least the honourable junior member for St. Mich-
ael. But here am I, caught between the devil on one
side and the deep blue sea on the other, and what is
more, the people of St. Michael have no sea at all -
at least to bathe in, because by the time these people
- the Barbados Light and Power Company, Limited
- have finished driving in the piles and putting
down pipe lines at Shot Hall, the sea there would
neither be deep nor blue.
It is all right to say that I have put in a stand
pipe for you and you only have to walk 33/4 miles
instead of four miles, as the people iin Drax Hall are
being told. That is what you would call stand pipe
polities, but it is these little continuous and relent-
less attacks, these little whittlings at the rights and
civic liberties of the people of this Island that we
have to watch very carefully. YWe protested about
the wealthy foreigners buying up coastal land in
another parish but when we have one decent beach,
and one decent beach alone because I challenge any
honourable member to see that apart from the beach
near the Lazaretto Bats Rock by name there is
not a single beach in St. Michael which provides
decent bathing with clean approaches other than the
each at Shot Hall. There is one little rock-bound
nook sandwiched in the forbidden crags of the Laz-
aretto Hill called Bats Rock; but the beach to which
the members of the public look forward most is the
beach at Gravesend the beach at Shot Hall, Need-
hams Point, or whatever name you feel like calling it.
I would like to ask the honourable junior mem-


ber for Christ Church two things: (1) whether it is
not possible for the Barbados Light and Power Com-
pany, Limited, to make their extensions in another
part of the Island, and there is no gainsaying the
fact that they are getting congested where they are
any how; and (2) if they do not consider it expedi-
ent or feasible to move their plant from Bush Hill,
of whether they cannot put their pipe lines out behind-
the Drill Hall on the other side of Needham's Point
so as not to interfere with the rights of the people of
the parish in which I live. Gravesend Beach has a


lot of sentimental attachment apart from its physi-
cal beauty. It also has a lot of sentimental attach-
ment for a lot of members of this Chamber who are
fortunate enough to be born in the hierron voi: which
still presides largely over the economic destinies of
this Island. There is a saying that children have to
make use of the second best, therefore we have in
our childhood to make use of the second best; but
today you do not have children on the other side
trying because there are people on the better side
and the people oni the other side are pushed in the
dung heap or on Murphy's pasture.
Browne's Beach is a most disgusting place from
the point of view of sanitation. There is no other
beach than Shot Hall Beach in St. Michael and I say
that without fear of contradiction. You cannot call
the one at Brightons a beach because that is a break-
water. The only wind swept beach we have in St.
Michael is Gravesend. I do not agree with the
Barbados Light and Power Company, Limited, put-
ting any pipe lines there and I suggest that the Com-
pany put them on the other side of Needham's Point
or go somewhere else.
4.15 p.m.
Mr. GODDARD: Mr. Speaker, the honourable
senior member for St. George could have mentioned
one other hazard at Gravesend Beach, and that is
the rifle range. That is a greater danger than any
of the pipe-lines that now exist along Gravesend
beach. These pipe-lines will be buried. They should
not form a hazard for pedestrians or anyone else,
and by the Blill they would have to be constructed
or puf down in the sea and this will be approved
by the Governor-in-Executive Committee and main-
tained to their satisfaction. The pipe-lines that have
been mentioned in this Bill will not be for polluting
the water. It will not be adding to the pollution
that now takes place from a normal water course.
It must go somewhere and to direct it somewhere
else would be a difficult job for the Government. I
will not enter into the question of the molasses
tanks, because there again there is no pollution,
and they are erected there. We have a similar one
in the City through which molasses is led on
to steamers, and the public generally does not even
know that molasses; is going thromnih the pipelines
We are moving forward; and if we did not erect that
molasses terminal where it is, it would have to have
been done in some other part of the Island, and as
that is the most sheltered area for steamers to come
in to load by means of pipe-lines, they ,exist there
for loading and unloading oil for the British Union
Oil Company, and I do not know of any occasion
when the pollution caused by any of these pipe-lines
have interfered with the bathing public. You can
bathe in and around that area without knowing
whether oil is being pumped ashore; and if that is so,
so much less notice will be taken of these pipe-lines
for the purpose of cooling the turbine engines at the
Electric Company. Now, the Barbados Light aund
Power Company is everybody's concern, whether it
is a private company or not. It should be in our
interest to see that they work as efficiently as possi-
ble; and although it is not owned locally it is
owned abroad we should still concern ourselves to


see that the most efficient use of generating power is
maintained in Barbados, and only by that means will
we ever get the price of electricity down or even
maintain the present cost of electricity. I have been
told by the Leader of the Government that this Bill
is still under consideration by the Executive, and
he has asked me to move the second reading and then
postpone further consideration of the Bill, and that
is what I intend to do; and when the second reading
is passed, I will then ask that it be postponed for
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The question was put and resolved in the affirm-
ative without division
Mr. GODDARD: Mr. Speaker, I beg to move
that this Bill be now postponed for further coinsider-
ation.
Mr. HAYNES: I beg to second that, Sir.
The question that the Bill be postponed for
further consideration was put and resolved in the
affirmative without division.

MAZZONI SOAP PLANT

Mr. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, I am asking leave
to take Order No. 8 of the Private Members Business
,as the next Order of the day.
There being no objection, leave was granted the
Slonourable member.
Mr. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, it will be necessary
to amend this Address somewhat in as much as some
time has elapsed since it was tabled and the situa-
tion is somewhat different in detail.
Mr. Speaker, the Address reads as follows:

The House of Assembly
To
His Excellency The Governor

The House of Assembly has the honour to in-
form Your Excellency of the proposed intention of
the Roberts Manufacturing Company, a concern
operating under the Trade Laws of Barbados, to
import and to install a Mazzoni Soap Plant costing
nearly $100,000 B.W.I., arriving from Italy through
Peru.
The House understands that the effect of this
installation will be to diminish the demand for lab
our by 50%, Electricity by 30%, and the cost of pro-
duction by 40%.
The House is firmly of the opinion that all
workers likely to be dismissed as redundant should
be fully compensated, and that the price of soap to
the consumer be commensurately diminished.
The House respectfully requests Your Excel-
lency to take all the steps necessary to protect the
interests of the workers and the consumers alike."
I propose, Mr. Speaker, to offer an amendment
to paragraph 1. At the outset I should like to say
that no member of this House-and indeed no mem-
ber of the public-objects in principle to industriali-
sation of this island. I think you would find the
consensus of opinion would be to welcome an exten-
sion and expansion of industries, and that people
generally would be glad to hear of a new factory
going up there or expansion of machineryL going up
there. But I think that what most people would be
yet been fully explained to the people of this island
The people for whom 1 speak are all agreed that
it is a good thing if there could be more production,
whether it be of soap. or any other commodity.
What they are worried about is this: it puzzles
them to think that an expansion of industry, which
is necessarily a good thing, should be followed or
accompanied by hardship among the workers occu-
pied in that industry without a voice being raised on
behalf of these people.


Your Honour might not have been privileged to
go into this matter very closely, but you will no
doubt have heard of the new installation at the
Roberts Manufacturing Company of this new soap
plant which, according to the Managing Director of
that Company, is capable of producing one ton of
household soap per hour, which is a phenomenal
:amount. What is more, not only is it capable of
doing that, but it is capable of producing at the
same time many different types of soap. In addi-
tion to that, the productive efficiency of this plant is


such that it enables the company to lower their
costs of production in the ways indicated in this
Address.
Obviously, if the costs of production can be
lowered by the installation of this plant, it follows
that the cost of labour, which is not the least part of
the costs of production, will itself be lowered; and
the lowering of the cost of labour, is in effect, a
decrease in the number of persons gainfully em
played by the plant.
I have spoken about this matter once or twice
to the Managing Director of that Company and
when I expressed concern about the fact, which he
never denied, that the workers will be dismissed as
a result of the installation of this new plant, he said
to me: "Well, they have the Trade Union to fight for
them." That is not in dispute, but there are some
industrial matters which are beyond, not the will,
but the competence of the Trade Union. If this
Government had an overall economic policy into
which a matter like this could fit, then it would
have been a part of that policy to say to this or any
other concern contemplating a similar industrial
expansion: "These are the guarantees which we in-
sist should be given to the workers." There must
be some compensation paid at a certain rate, or if
there is no compensation paid, means must be found
or provision must be made for offering alternative
employment to the workers.
That is the purpose of this Address. We do not
object to the fact that there is a new plant turning
out four times as much soap per hour as the old one
did. Nobody objects to that. But we are concerned
with the fact that it can happen that the Govern-
ment may not be concerned as to what is going to
happen with the workers so displaced. The whole
purpose of having machinery at this cost is to make
the necessity for employing labour less obvious.
Equally important is this: if more soap is going to
be produced, and if greater varieties of soap are go-
ing to be produced, the consumer will want to know
whether the advantage to be gained from the pro-
duction of more soap, or better soap, will be cheaper
oap. If, as regards the first point, it is claimed that
the matter is not of such great importance to the
Government because the Trade Union can look after
that, no such claim can be made as regards the
second point. What the consumer pays for soap
should be of interest to the Government generally,
and to the Hon. Minister of Labour, particularly,
because it will result in a higher or a stationary rise
in the cost of living. That is an aspect of the matter
which is even more important than the first part
which engaged our attention; if we leave it to the
Trade Union to take up the matter of compensation
to be paid to workers so displaced as a result of the
installation of the new soap plant, from the point of
view of the consumer, we have to find out from the
company whether, in fact, the cost of soap to the
housewife will be less than before. For those rea-
sons, and out of those considerations, I have moved
the passing of this Address.
When a little later, leave is asked of the House
to amend this Address, it will be seen that the sub-
stance of the Address will not be in anyway affected ;
it is only that the Management would have to take
care of the passing of the time, or the time which


elapsed between the giving of the notice of the
Address and the present moment.
4.35 p.m.
I was continuing to say that some honourable
members in reading the text of this Address might
find one or two of their own ideas coming to the
surface. It might occur to them that parts of this
Address seem in some way to limit the industrial
expansion of this Company and to hamper its pros-
perity. I wish to say that nothing can be further
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there could be more of this sort of industrial expan-
sion, and if the facts are to be faced, this Govern-
ment must be blamed. At the same time, it is not
beyond the capacity of human beings to plan or to
design the economy of the community in such a way
that the introduction of more machinery doe's not
prevent people from earning their daily bread, and
I say that without in any way wishing to be unfair
to the Roberts Manufacturing Company. I think
that it car be said if they are claiming that what
they are doing by installing this new machine does
really increase the quantity of soap produced and
also gives a better quality soap, I think they are
admitting that their making a profit is thereby
increased, and to that extent. If that is so, it is
only fair for Government to ask of them that any
new benefits accruing to the company as a conse-
quence of the new industrial efficiency should be
first of all used to compensate the workers that have
been misplaced and. consequently to bring a cheaper
and better soap to the consumer.
Now, Mr. Speaker, it seems to me when some
honourable members at some time or the other have
been following the affairs of this concern rather
closely and bringing to the notice of this House cer-
tain facts with respect to the production, marketing
and distribution of soap in this Island, that they
were doing it for purely partisan reasons or for rea-
sons not at all connected with the facts of the case.
Now, this company is first of all a monopoly. So
far as the production of soap sold in this Island is
concerned, this company makes all of it and dis-
tributes all of it. I myself am of the opinion that
that should not be so, and I think, without in any
way threatening ar.ybody it is safe to say that if a
party other than the one in power were to assume
the Government, that would not continue in its
present form. But that is by the way.
The people of this island, therefore, are labour-
ing under this dilemna of not having power to
choose between this or that type of household soap.
They cannot guarantee to themselves that they are
enjoying all the advantages which the directors of
this Company in Barbados should offer. Well, Mr.
Speaker, if the Company has a monopoly for pro-
ducing and selling all the soap consumed in this
Island, it is only fair that the public and the Gov
ernment should be satisfied that, whatever it is do
ing. it is doing in the interest of the whole com-
munity so as to justify the granting of the monopoly
to it and, of course, so as to justify the privileges
which it enjoys. It is a fact, Mr. Speaker, that this
Company is managed in such a way that persons
intimately connected with it whether as ordinary
directors or as shareholders import on their own
behalf some of the products and ingredients which
are used in the making of soap. Of course, they
are not doing anything illegally, but I am only
mentioning that to show that whatever can be said
about it, it cannot be said that it labours under any
disadvantages in this Island; and if it now wishes to
expand itself because the demands for soap both here
and in the other Islands are so great, the fact that
it finds it necessary to do that should be of interest
to every person in this community.
I should like to say in passing that I do not


accept Mr. K. R. Hunte's view-and he has never
denied this-that the installation 'of this plant
makes it necessary for them to dismiss 50% of their
workers and that that is a matter entirely for the
Union. That is a matter for the Government and
the whole community, because the Roberts Manu-
facturing Company is a virtual monopoly and it en-
joys certain advantages which are denied other
firms and smaller firms. You cannot claim, Mr.
Speaker, on the one hand, the privileges of a mon-
opoly and qt the same tin, want to escape from the


responsibility of a monopoly. That is the argument
which I used against it, and that is why those work-
ers who were employed at that factory and who n3
longer have jobs as a result of the installation of
this new machinery, should have some compensa-
tion. I take it that they have it on good authority
that one consequence of the installation of this new
machinery is that it produces a better soap .nd
more cheaply, so that it will make more profit and
quicker profits. He will be a hard man indeed who
would not argue that a substantial amount of this
increased profits should Pot be passed on to the dis-
placed workers and that another substantial part of
it to be shown in the benefits of the community by
being able to buy cheaper soap.
I do not know how differently these matters
can be put. It only goes to show what is happening
in this island is that something which is beneficial
can at the same time hamper people unless any suc-
ceeding Government works out a kind of economic
policy which enables the expansion of industries to
go on without at the same time making it necessary
to dismiss people. Unless some such policy can be
worked out, you will have this sort of trouble.
4.45 p.m
And Mr. Speaker, it may not have escaped me
that what we are complaining of in the case of the
Robert's Manufacturing Company with respect to
soap, has also happened in the case of the Biscuit
Company, and I am told by authentic authority that
there has been some dismissals of redundant work-
ers from the Biscuit Company, on the grounds that
the new plant installed there makes it unnecessary
for the company to employ men in the handling of
the dough to such a large number, and the manage-
ment there -quite logically having installed new
machinery, have laid off a certain number of men.
And this may surprise you Mr. Speaker that of the
men laid off-between 14 and 20 only about half
has been offered any compensation at all, and those
few men have been men employed by the old Biscuit
Company before this new management took over;
and in no case, Mr. Speaker,-so my authority tells
ne-has any man been offered more than $250, al-
though they have been working continuously over a
number of years-up to 15 or 20 years.
Now, Mr. Speaker, you see what we are up
against. If any time any industrial enterprise with
the addition of new plants, is going to create unem-
p Jyment, the very least we can do for the workers
will be to have them compensated, because, Mfr
Speaker-this is what I wish hon. members to bear
in mind-there will probably be no expansion. There
will probably be no industrial expansion if it were
not calculated that the new machinery would increase
the new profit capacity of the industry, and since
we all assume that greater profits, sales, greater effi-
ciency are going to come from this new expansion,
then it is only fair and right that profits or a large
part should be divided between the workers who
are displaced so that adequate compensation should
be paid to them failing alternative employment;
and secondly, that the increase profit-making ca-
pacity of the new industrial expansion should be
passed on to the consumer in the form of a cheaper
product. All I am asking of this concern is that


compensation should be paid to these displaced em-
ployees of the Roberts Manfacturing Company,
and that the increased capacity of the new plant
and the profit-making prospects which are now in-
creased should be turned in the direction of the con-
suimer, so that he too may enjoy a cheaper soap.
I have much pleasure in moving the passing of
this Address.
Mr. Speaker, I am now asking leave to amend
the Address to read as follows:


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.The House of Assembly ....

His Excellency The Governor

The House of Asseniblv has 'the honour to in-
form your Excellency that the RPoberts "Manufactur-
ivg Company, a concern operating finder the Trade
Laws of Barbados has installed a Maz'zoni Soap
Plant costing clearly $100,000' BWil.'
The IoUse understands '.thit the efect of this
installation will be to diminiish the demand for lab-
our by 50%, Electricity by 30% and the cost of
production by 40%. '' '
The' House is firmly, of thi opinion that all work-
ers likely' to b6e dismissed as reduilndant should be'
paid compensation of not less than four weeks' wages
for every year of- service; 'and tlit 'the 'rice of soap
to the coiishiileV be 6'fiieiui-a'tel'y diiitnilshed.'
The House respectfiilly' eqests ,Your Excel-
lency to take all the steps necessary to protect the
interests of the workers and the consumer alike.
I beg to move that the Address as amended, do
Niow pass. .
Mr. BRANCKER: .Mr. Speaker, in seconding
this motion, which I now formally do, it is not neces-
sary for me to ,say much after the exhaustive ex
planation by my colleague in moving it. It was from
the daily newspaper of this Island that I first knew
that it was the intention of this Company to install
this .plant, and as we all know Sir, the Roberts
Manufacturing Company is run by perhaps the
shrewdest and most astute business-man in Barbados,
if not in the Caribbean. Not, only that, Sir, buit he
seems to have the ear not only of Government but of
Governments, and you can rest assured that any busi-
ness project which he seeks to initiate is one in which
the prospects are extremely bright and rosy for the
Company which he is proposing to look after in the
particular project. .
4.55 p.m.

Now this Address proposes that the workers
who 'are likely to be dismissed as being redundant,
should be fully compensated, and one cannot but
admire the reasonableniess of my colleague in sug-
gpsting that 4 weeks' wages for every year of service
should be taken as reasonable. I do not see how the
mi(ost diehard capitalist could disagree with this .sug-
<:cstioii of the equivalent of the payment of a month's
Vwages to those workers for every year of service
Obviously, there is a gold mine in store for Roberts
Manufacturing Company as a result of the installa-
tion of this plant which, from a business standpoint,
costs a comparatively small amount. As you know,
Sir, a firni spending $100,000 (which is only 20.000)
for the installation of a plant is spending a mere
b[gatelle to have what is likely to producee huge divi-
tends for the Directors of this Company.
Part:enlarly in a place like this which is still over-
populated, despite the small egress to the United
Kingdom, and the amount of unemployment which is
s!' 11 rampant in this community whatever the official
statistics may'show, it is necessary that we ensure
mnotetion for the employees of this Company whicli


has never been noted for paying reasonable wages
to its employees, at least those who are in the lower
1ioekets. It is necessary that we ensure that those
w'Trkers who are dismissed oin the ground of redun-
danev, are given some attention, that they receive
Something 'to enable them to carry on until other'
employment is forthcoming. There is hardly anyt.hi\in
in this Address with which any reasonable member of
this House could disagree, and the matter has bernm
so ably dealt with by my colleagues that it is hardly


necessary for me to do anything more than formally
-sccond'the motion for the passing of this Address.

Mr. CRAWFORD:' While JI want to give the
strongest support to the general principal' of "this
Address, I also want to make it clear at the same time,
that supporting this Address does not necessarily
mean that one has failed to realise that if Barbadian
or West Indian industry is' to -'compete' on' equal
terms :with industries in 'the outside world,' then they
lave to produce commodities in the most economic
manner and at the cheapest possible cost. We cannot
affordd to think in terms of local industry which can,
not compete with similar articles manufactured' out-
side; therefore, any industrialist is expected to im-
prove his plant to the maximum capacity hi order to
iKeep production costs at the lowest possible level.
i.owever, at the same, time, we do feel that where
Industrial improvement will result in a:loss of earn-
ings on the part of the workers previously employed,
then those workers are entitled to some compensation
at the time iof', their dismissal- .

I personiallyfeel that the installation 'ofiimprov cl
equipment should result in expansion of business
and therefore, eventually result in the employment
of more workers; ft one has to conceive of that tak-
ing place in the remote future, and that the immedi-
Sate result of bringing in labour-saving machinery
will be to displace people who are employed at .the
time. As the production cost decrease and the mar-
ket is at a cheaper r'te% thereI should'lhe an"'inirease
in production, and there should be at sometime .n
the future an expansion of the employment possibili-
ties of the industry," This, of course, does not apply
in all 0 cases. I uniderstaid that t~le Biscuit Factory
installed some new niachinery, and men were laid
off hi consequence; I also understand 'that: some of
them, not all, received coriipensatioih. It' is -faiil
general kiiowledge that' when the pipeliness "foi
Molasses Terminals were laid down and' the'coopers
were displaced there was tremendous public agita
tioin for the provision of sonie fund out of the' ione
saved from the bulk shipmeiit of molasses, for thpsh
displaced coopers. The arrangement has niot bee,
5atisfa(tory; as a matter of fact, even now, there is
inll considerable d(iss^tisfaetioin on the part of the
dsplaced niolaisses workers who, for the last ttwo
months or so, have not been able to get any nilAev`
ft om the fund. That is only by the way; but I want
to justify the feeling that if this new plant can
reduce labour so considerably for the time being,
Sesuitig in such a savi in p3in reduction costs'to the
Maaiagement, there should be some honorarium paid
to the workers who are going to lose their jobs.

I do believe that in' cases wvhere theire is large-
s-ale displacement of labour, by labour-saving ma-
chinery, the Ministry of Labour should concern it-
.If most actively with the industry concerned in the
effort to discover whether or not there can be suitable


expansion in the industry so as to keep all the peo-
p!le employed or even'ito eniploy a little more either
in that industry or in some othei industry. None
of us could welcome the possibility of. large numbers
of men being turned out of work whenever industry
improves its equipment, and some effort. should be
made to find, work for the people elsewhere. That
is the reason wh. we have, a Miiistry of Labour anid
Ilso a Labour DepartmeTff In any ease, the request
iniplied in this Address is one that should receive
the entire support of every member of this House,
if the labour staff ca.i bee cut by 50% and the man
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then some of that saving should be passed to the
displaced workers.
5.05 p.m.
One would conceive that the new machinery costs
money and that the investment has to be capitalised
at some time or the other, and that the industrialists
are entitled to recover the capitalised cost of the new
machinery from the savings resulting from its
installation.
Sir, while we are concerned with the question
itself of industrial expansion and keeping our indus-
tries alive and in a vigorous state of health to com-
pete with other industrialists abroad, we also are
under obligation to keep The people employed in
these industries and, secondly, we are also expected
to see to it that the savings in production cost is pass-
ed on to the consumer. To some extent, it may be
true to say that the soap factory here enjoys a mon-
oply. There is nothing to prevent any company
from embarking on the productions of soap, bu'
Nhiile that is so theoretically, it is not so easy; so you
have to say from a6ll 1-he circumstances involved that
the Roberts Soap Factory enjoys a partial monopoly
We have our price control apparatus and it i1
the duty of the Control Board to take steps to ensure
that the saving in production cost is passed on to thet
consumer.
It is these two main points with which the Ad-
dress concerns itself mainly: (1) compensating the
displaced labour and (2) ensuring that the saving
in production cost is passed on to the consuming
public. I submit that neither of these things is
asking too much or in any way is endangering the
,continual progress of the industry; therefore, those
of us who have some interest in the plight of the
workers in this country must endorse the principle
contained in this Address.
Mr. VAUGHAN: Mr. Speaker, the stand which
the last hon. member has taken is unusually souno
for him that I can do nothing more than to praise the
soundness of it.
Mr. CRAWFORD: May I suggest, Mr.
Speaker, that I have never at any time known the
hon. member to be in the position where he .can ap-
preciate a sound speech.
Mr. VAUGHAN: ;r. -ealkr, I .:'. sayii,
that all the arguments of the hon. member are en-
tirely sound. Here is the proposal to manufacLure
soap to be competitive with other industries, in the
world, and inevitably to make soap cheaper for every
consumer of soap in this island. As a result, every
family will be looking forward to buying soap
cheaper and the Government is there to see to that.
I think the Government has something to do with
prices and you cannot reduce your cost of production
by 40 percent in the manufacture of an article and
leave the price to be paid by the consumer at what
it was before.
I will not go over what the hon. senior member
for St. Philip has said. It is too sound for repe
tition. You can only endorse it. It then remains
that all he is simply asking us to do is to support the


last part of the Address which says that the House
respectfully requests Your Ex:elleney to take all the
steps necessary to protect the interest of the workers
and the consumers alike, that applies to every person
in the Island. It does not apply to the Soap Factor3
workers alone.
It is this Government's responsibility to assist
unemployed and srneeifieally, it is a responsibility of
the Barbados Workers' Union; and this goes with
those who are employed or were employed in the
soap industry. Because of that, this is only an un-


necessary request. This is bare political verbiage.
It has no meaning and all of us know it has no mean-
ing. The major part of the hon. member's speech
was aired on the later part of the Address and that
is meaningless.
Mr. CRAWFORD: Mr. Speaker, the hon.
member's understanding seems to come and go in
fits and starts. I distinctly said that our experience
of the molasses workers who were displaced was
3uch that we have to impress on the Government that
it is their duty to protect these workers. I pointed
out that the molasses workers were never treated
satisfactorily. Even up to now-
Mr. VAUGHAN: 3br. Speaker, I rise on a
point of Order. I did not know that the hon. mem-
er could make two speeches.
Mr. E. D. MOTTLEY: Mr. Speaker, I remem-
ber quite well about ten years ago that I incurred the
wrath of the socialist members of this House. If I
recall aright, an hon. member brought into this
House an Address which had as its object the pro-
hibition of the importation of tractors. I took a stand
then alnid I was threatened that because of it I would
lose my seat. I said then that to resist improvement
in any industry is something like turning the hands
of the clock back. Mr. Speaker, I think we in this
Island should be very proud that we have people
operating this factory who do not want to get all
out of it to put in their pockets, aond do not want to
improve this industry or any industry to compete
with what they have in Trinidad or in other colo-
nies. If an industry remains stagnant, it is going to
receive severe competition from similar industries
in the sister colonies which are going on improving
and improving.
If the idea of this Address was to resist the
importation of this machinery, I would have de-
finitely opposed the Address if I stood alone; but far-
tunately for the Address, it says that the House has
the honour to. inform Your Excellency of the pro-
posed intention of the Roberts Manufacturing Com-
pany, a concern operated under the Trade Laws of
Barbados, to import and to install a Mazzoni Soap
Plant costing nearly $100,000 B.W.I. arriving from
Italy through Peru. That speaks very well for the
concern.
As I have said, they are not just sitting by
and making money and fnot improving their indus-
try. I heard someone mentioning the name of Mr.
K. R. Hunte. I look with appreciation on
young men like Mr. K. R. Hunte-who have been
able to push Barbados in many respects in this way.
ven though you may be a soemalist, you can see that
if there were not people to start such developments,
there would be no opportunity not even for a Trade
Union in the country to ask or find work for the
people.
5.15 p.m.
Now, I just want to draw this to the hon. mem-
bers attention who introduced this Address.
This House understands that the effect of this
installation will be to diminish the demand for lab
our by 50%, Electricity by 30% and the cost of
production by 40%, then, the silent partner, the
Government will collect more income tax. There is


no argument about that. The hon. member who in-
troduced it will agree that is so, and not as someone
has intimated that big dividends will go into the
pockets of the Directors. Can you imagine a Social-
ist country or Communist country like Russia not
wanting to spend money in improving an old 1920
plant to compete with the United States? Let us
imagine a place like Russia not having any kind
of plant and sitting up and saying we are not going
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.Sir, I think hon. members will agree with me that
this ought to be commended.
"The House is firmly of the opinion that all
*workers likely to be dismissed as redundant should
,be paid compensation of not less than four weeks'
wages for every year of service, and that the price
,of soap to the consumer be commensurately dimin-
ished."'
Well, you may pass it here; but let us give credit
to the people who do business for having some ability
They are far-seeing people; they can understand
,competition is so great that although Government
:gives authority to big manufacturing people, their
manufacturers' representatives have made represen-
tation that they can get soap to sell the consumer
much more cheaply. That is a recognized fact, but
naturally you give reduction because we have to de-
velop industries and actually have to find work for
.a number of people and so on. But Sir, these people
who run this company realise that they are in com-
petition with the big companies who could manufac-
ture and send soap here through the manufacturers'
representatives and sell it more cheaply. They had
to do this. So it goes without saying that as soon as
you reduce the overhead cost of production, naturally
the consumer must get the benefit. But business peo-
ple must realise but there is not much competition
in Barbados. In Trinidad or Jamaica business peo-
ple are paying some youngsters to do some research
in some laboratory in which some scTieme can be
worked to get things produced more cheaply; that
is why I am one of those people who believe in free
enterprise, because if it had been for Government
we would never get this done, because it is making
so much money and so many people are going ahead
iand so on. Although I partly agree it is sort of super-
fluous, I am going to support it.
"The House is firmly of the opinion that all
workers likely to be dismissed as redundant should
be fully compensated" and I believe myself I have
overheard that there has been some agreement be-
tween the Barbados Workers' Union and not only
this company but other companies operating in Bar-
bados. In fact, there have been talks-agreements
have not been reached--between commercial houses
and the Barbados Workers' Union on some compen-
sation to persons laid off by companies through no
fault of their own. It has been going on for some
time, and it is unfortunate that the hon. junior mem-
ber for St. Peter who is strong in his fight for the
Workers' Union is not here to say more on it. What
I am saying is, that I have heard that negotiations
have been going on for some time.
"The House respectfully request Your Excel-
lency to take all the necessary steps to protect thn
interests of the workers and the consumers alike.'
I suppose we are bound to support this Address
of this sort and in doing so we feel that improvement
in any industry, Mr. Speaker, is an asset to the com-
mrounity. As I said in the beginning, many years ago
Socialist members of the House talking through
their hats passed an Address to bar the importation
of tractors because they would be putting people
out of work. I say now what I said then. What


would have happened if the Assembly representing
people like Laurie Pile, passed an Address to pre-
vent him from getting machinery to improve the pro-
duction of sugar at Bulkeley, because it would put
the middle class gang and people who work around
the sugar windmill out of work? What would have
been the position of Barbados today if you remained
with the old windmill system and by keeping horse-
men and not bringing in lorries to do the work? I
am glad the hon. junior member for St. Lucy was
sane enough to bring an Address of this type and


not one like that brought by his counterpart not many
years ago who said it would be a good thing to pre-
vent tractors from coming here because people of
his constituency said that bringing in the tractors
would be putting the men who work the plough out
;of work, not realising that the operation of the me-
chanical tractors meant greater production, and
greater production meant getting more revenue for
the colony such as this. The hon. junior member for
St. Lucy has also stated that he understands the effect
of this installation will diminish the demand for
labour by 50% electricity by 30% and the cost of
production by 40%. I know he has always shown
a full sense of responsibility in these matters.
Mr. TUDOR: I would like to inform the hon.
member that I got it out of the horse's mouth if that
satisfies him.
Mr. E. D. MOTTLEY: I am glad he got the
information out of the horse's mouth and not from
the donkey's. I said he has always shown a great
sense of responsibility in these matters, and that
he must have got these figures from responsible
sources: and I have no doubt that the management
of the company would never attempt to hide fig-
ures, because in a company of this sort you can al-
-ways get figures,-not like some companies who if
there are figures to be had people can work on them
to make them difficult to get, and even the legal
authorities would not stand up to getting the ,fig-
iures produced. I am going to support the Address,
Sir, and I hope that it will be taken that we are
fully conscious of the effects of this company to
give Barbados a more efficient soap manufacturing
company so as to be able not only not only I say,,
Sir,-it is not merely a matter of supplying soap
more cheaply-but finding work for people, export-
ing it to the neighboring colonies and thereby let-
ting this Government collect as third party a better
income, that is, Government starts off to collect 40%
of all the money they make. It is not a matter of mak-
ing the soap and creating work for people here, but
doing a business which could supply soap to the
Windward and Leeward Islands who have no such
concern there, and the Government here would get
a better income taix. As to the compensation of work
ers, I say I am still of the opinion that such a mat-
ter could well be left out because, if we know the
hon. junior member for St. Peter well enough-and
you, Sir-I am sure in this matter with the assur-
ance we have had from the time he has I een into.
public affairs, he will protect the workers of this.
colony.
5.25 p.m.
\r. BARROW: In connection with this Ad-
dress. I am entirely in sympathy with my colleagues
who have already spoken on the matter. Some few
weeks ago, I drew to the attention of the members on
that side of the table that, along with the rest of the
world-the more heavily industrialized, the more
politically advanced and culturally civilised parts of
-he world-our poor benighted Colony of Barbados
;was in need of a technological innovation, which is
the only shortened term to describe what is happen-


ing today; and I was met with a tirade-well, I
would not like to qualify it by calling it a harangue,
rcr a philippic, from the hon. junior member for St.
John who said that the effect of the processes which
were taking place today in the industrial world,
would tend to create more employment rather than
increase the volume of unemployment. As far as I
know, Mr. Speaker, there is not a single plant which
has been automated in the Island of Barbados. The
Mazzoni machine which the Roberts Manufacturing
Company has imported into this Country is not auto-


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Nation in the strict sense of the word; it is probably
a stage before automation.
As the junior member for St. Lucy has pointed
out, we, in our Party, are strongly in favour ot
heavy iiidustrialise tioli in this Colony. Wve realise
at the same time that there will be a certain amount
01 techliiiologieal unemployment, which is ineemploy-
Ment created noti through an act of God(., the King'
eIlemis 0r thIe five MiL:isT-rs--sii-Ih Tnemppl.ynint in
Baral)ds hais bli ( rated by their ineWi'.ien y bin
through t(ech)nologi-al change. One can increase tin
productivity of a country either by redn1cin- the
wages of the workers, whichh .is undesiriail thing),
or by the other evil of emnloyini r more mnalhiinr
and less labour. This concern Which enjoys a vir-
tual inoopoply ini the manifaietir of soap and edible
.: in this Country has chosen the s-,ond course as
being, the lesser of the two evils.
What we are trying to do at this stage, is to en-,
sure that those persons who have acquired a certain
degree of skill during the period when they assisted
this flourishing concern to establish itself on such a
secure footing that in a relatively short space of time
it can invest in the most modern equipment available
to the industry--we are merely trying to ensure thai
the people who, by their toil and sweat have con.-
tributed to the success of that industry, should not
be thrown out into the cold to seek parochial or any
other kind of charitable relief. Therefore, we' do
not want anything we might say on this Address,
or the .Address itself,, to be construed as an atavis-
tic tendency to revert to the state of mind at which
the IMinisters of the Goviernment are now slumber-
ing.
It is a grave indictment of a so-called Socialist,
Government, that up to now, far from having any
comprehensive scheme of social security, 'they hav.
not got together with the employers and Chambers
(f Commerce, I say "Chambers" advisedly, to work
out a voluntary scheme of unem employment insurance.
not to speak, of course, of health insurance and mat-
ters of that kind. I have had it on fairly reliable
authority that the Mercantile .conu1.11nity in this
Island anid the Industrialisis, such as they are, have
been canvassilig the Ministers themselves with the
idea of having a scheme of unemploy,-meit insurance;
but in regard, they have received neither the en-
couragment nor the assistance or the a advice of the
members of this Governmvent. That in itself is a very
grave indictment.
There would not be any need of this Address if
the members of the Government had done those things
which they ought to have done, and left undone those
things which they ought not to have done. such as
the nationalisation of the buses. I used the word
nationalisationon'" in its loosest sense. It is all very
well to get up'and wave a flag and say: "we have
this, that and the other, we have more siandposts."
when in vital sectors of the economy you are adopt-
ing an attitude of blind inclifference. A (Cov'.nmenlt
is of no use to a (inntr.- unless it is prepared to
realise that the first priority of the eonntry is to en.
sure that every al.-bodied man and wvoman be
tween the ages of 15 and 58 or 15 and 641 not cnly


has a job, but has the type of job for which his per-
sonal predelictions and talents would entitle him to
have 6n demand. lDay after day, and week after
week, we make considerable con'essioiis to business
concerns in this Country by way, not only of sub-
sidies on coinmodities, but by anme enl-nts to the
Customs Taiiff Act sand by exemptions from Income
Tax aind in Pioneer Tndustries Legislation. However,
on the other side of the picture, I see no concession
being, made to the swelling ranks of the in(cmployed


of this country, despite the general exodus of flight
i;.,) poverty and suffering, which took place during
the last two years or so to the United Kingdom.
-Whenever there is an O'is and Fats Conference,
not one single consumer is elected to advise the Gbov-
ernment on what the consumer's point of view is;,
no representative either of the organised Tiade
IUnion or of the un-organised workers ever has the
Privilege of sitting in a chair at IIHastings Houise
when such a Conference is going on.
5.35 p.m.
We have this rather peculiar system of taking
Dsi advisers at high level talks persons who have a
vested interest. in the negotiations which are taking
place, and the result of that kind of policy is that
you leave workers and consumers out. I am repeat-
ing what I have repeatedtime and again and that is,.
t .iat today in British .Guiana and St. Lucia the pro-
duets o0f the Roberts Mamnufcturig company are
being sold to the individual consumer over the coun-
ter cheaper than they are, being sold to people
living in Drax Hall, Mount Hillaby, Martinique,
,not the French colony) or Swampy Town. That
is a, very serious state of affairs. IHere it is: you have
a Company which from its foundation has been in
such a sound financial state-whether by borrowiig
Money or not, but the point is that they are in such
a sound financial state-that, they are able to invest
in a new plant which have already displaced ovei
50% of their labour, and in this socialistic e6untry
of Barbados we -have alloWed that virual monopoly
to tput their goods on the market at suteh a price that
the same workers in the country in whih those gdods
are consumed --"haviig 'accepted the' f0ponsibility
that the consumer is your wife and my wife anid the
more "we are together, the better we shall beL-have.
to pay more for them than 'the people in British
Guiana pay for the same goods as transported over
t-arer thou h they have to pay various duties and
it reaches them after a voyage of 540 miles by iva-ter
via Port-of-Spain. People who live 700 ftd 800 miles
away are able to buy commodities manufactured at
the Roberts Manufacturing Company at a price
cheaper tha-n who live in Martinique--not the colony
of Ma.rtminiqne--bhut the district of Martinique which
is less than 100 varids from Gitteins Road where this
plant is situated. Something is wrong somewhere,
and I reinember the I-Ion. Minister of Trade had the,
effrontery to suggest to me that the Roberts Manufae
during Company was only making 5% because they
had an agreement with Government to the effect that
they were only ma!kinir that amount. That is non
snse. Nobody is uoing into business today .in Bar-
bados to make only five percent because he can get
6% on his money Without going into business. You
can lend out 100 today and get six ner cent on it
thoroforo if yon can do that, you will not fo into
business to o-et a headaches for only five per cent.
Th' C,(ntrllt r of SnR plies in his wisdom has
(iected to give to the Managing Director of that
Company a quota to import most of the raw mate-
rvials sareod by another firm which I do not want to'
,f( vr. to at the moment. HIe gets four per Cenu to
that ,ndl then the eartons amnd other containers whiei


are used by tha-t firm are stored among the director,
of the company in their ,'ara'es, and they chr.
a1 a week or so for storing the empty gRasolene drunm"
All of these things go into the cost of production and
when the finished article comes out, it has to retrlac(
itself into these devious channels with every1bod-
hackine- off a little ten per cent again.
When it comes to the distri-butors they are also-
pa-rtiners of the firm. I do not want to call any


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names. You have to belong to the Commission Ler-
chants Association before you can have the audacity
to ring them up on the telephone, or before you can
buy from them; and if you belong to the Provision
Merchants' Association you get a different price
quoted you. If you do not belong to any one oi
these closed shops, you do not get it at all. So you
can see, Mr. Speaker, that the raw materials coming
into the colony free of customs' duties, and coming
.back out as soap and edible oil with the other ingre-
dients put into them, have to pass through very many
hands first; and very many people get a draw back
first. Therefore they can a-fford to even lost five
per cent. And the Hon. IMinister of Trade can say
that they are not making money!
I have often said that the difference between
members on that side of the Table who call them-
selves the Government and certain members of the
riercantile community in this country is that they
miilike the Ministers do not insult people.
Vr. SPEAKER: I have allowed the hon. memn
her much latitude. What he is now saying has no
bearing to the facts of the Address. They are far
removed.
Mr. BARROW: Sir, I was simply explaining
S whly we feel certain compensation should be given
-to the underprivile-' Td workers who help to produce
the wealth of this country. I thank you for the
latitude which you have given me. I do not want,
t o slip up anymore. In conclusion I wish to say
that I hope that the quality of the produce would
greatly improve because as I have Tmlerstood from
people who have to use this commodity, it is not as
nf high a quality as soap manufactured by similar
concerns in this country before. I would also like to
sound a note of warning and it is that this factory
is now entering the detergent area and, there are
people in the mercantile community who are now
running large agencies from manufacturers of
"Tide" "Omo," "Surf," and "Fab." Those
people will now know that the Roberts Manufactur-
inl Company is entering their area.
5.45 n.m.
But, all in all. Sir, our main concern is the
-welfare of the workers. There are certain things
for you which you can legislate, there are certain


things for which collective bargaining is the effective
weapon, and there are certain things which go
beyond the question of more compensation bet.vwen
subject and subject, to use an expression. There
are certain things which are moral issues and al-
though we want to see a- community advanced, we do
-ot want to see a few people get wealthier and
wealthier out of the cost of displacement of workers
who have little'prospect of finding remunerative an.d
gainful employment again, and I would entirely
support the remarks made by the hon. junior mem-
ber for St. Lucy in introducing this, Address; and i
hope that if it serves no other purpose, it will serve
the purpose of bringing the hon. junior member for
St. John to his senses in the first instance (if this is
possible and his senses are not lost beyond repair,)
and secondly to focus public attention on the vital
issuess which are involved in any era such as this in
which we are changing over from one kind of econ-
emy to another.
The question that the Address as amended do
now pass was put and resolved in the negative the
fHouse dc'idlg as follows:
Ayes: Mr.BARPow. Mr. ALLDER, Mr. TUDOR-3
Noes: Mr. SrITH, -Ion. Dr. H. G,. H. CUMMINs,
Hon. NI. E. Cox, Hon. C. E. TALMA, Mrs. BouNm,
Mr. BRYAN, Mr. MILLER, Mr. HAYNES, and Mr.
GODDARD--10.
The Order Paper having been fixed.

ADJOURNMENT

Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: I beg to move
that the House do now adjourn until today week,
Tuesday, 17th July, 1956, at 3 o'clock p.m.
Hon. 11. E. COX: I beg to second that.
Mr. BRANCKER: Mr. Speaker, in supporting
that motion, I would again ask that steps be taken to
ensure that Items Nos. 2, 3, & 4 are duly printed n.d
circulated before the next meeting.
The question that the House do now adjourn
until this day week Tuesday 17th July, 1956 af
3 o'clock p.m. was put anvd resolved in the afi::
five withoutt division, and Mr. SPEAKER adJjoUnrnr
the House accordingly.
f.02 p.m.


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