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VOL. XCII.


officiall


BY


AUT


aOette


HORITY
---CENTS51


21ST FEBRUARY, 1957


&


NOTICE NO. 108
MEETING OF LEGISLATURE
The Legislative Council at their meeting on
Tuesday 19th February, 1957 adjourned shie die.
The House of Assembly will meet on Tuesday
25th February, 1957 at 3 o'clock p.m.


NOTICE No. 109
GOVERNMENT NOTICES
Resumption of Duty
E. S. S. Burrowes, Financial Serretary, on the
15th February, 1957.
.M.P.-L. 2055)
The Honourable Dr. A. 8. Cato, M.L.C., Police
Medical Officer, District "A", on the 18th February,
1957.
(M.P.-L.3057)
The Honourable T. W. B. Chenery, Acting Chief
Justice, on the 17th February, 1957.
;M.P'.-L.420)
N. Carmiehael, Analyst, on the 5th February,
L957.
(M.P.-L. 355)


Leave
E. 1I. A. Bishop, Police Magistrate, District
"A", fourteen days' casual leave with effect from
4th March, 1957.
,M. P.-L. 4492)

G. A. Ashby, Acting Government Statistician,
ten days casual leave with effect from 19th Febru-
ary, 1957.
(M. P'.-L. 771)

Satnuel Wedderburn, Registering Officer, St.
Philip, three months' extension of leave with effect
from 1st March. 1957.

Acting Appointments
('. B, husbands to act as Registering Officer, St.
Philip, with effect from 1st March, 1957.
(r. .)-L,. 2849)

D. E. (4. Malone, Acting Assistant to the Attor-
ney General and Legal Draftsman, to act as Solicito,
General with effect from 1st March, 1957.

1. 1. Worrell, Acting Assistant Legal Drafts-
man, to act as Assistant to the Attorney General and
Le.al Draftsman with effect from 1st March, 1957.

D. A. Williams, Acting Police Magistrate, to act
,s Assistant Legal Draftsman with effect from 1st
March, 1957.
M.P'. 3654/8.2 Vol. 1I)
Appointment
B. B. Ward, District Inspector, to be Chief In-
spector, Education Department, with effect from 1st
February, 1957.
(M.P. 7223)


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NoTIou No. 110
LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE

(Transfer)
The application of Carmen Smith Shopkeeper,
Nelson Street City, purchaser of Liquor Licence
No. 656 granted to Octavia Mitchell in respect of
a board and shingled shop attached to residence at
Kew Road, St. Michael. for permission to sell Spirits
Malt Liquors, &c,, with said liquor licence at a
board and shingled shop attached to residence at
Nelson Street, City.
Dated this 14th day of February 1957.
To C. A. ROCHEFORD Esq.
Ag. Police Magistrate, District "A".
ARTHUR AUSTIN
for CARMEN SMITH.
Applicant.
N.B.-This application will be considered at a
Licensing Court to be held at Police Court, District
"A," on Tuesday the 26th day of February 1957
at 11 o'clock, a.m.
C. A. ROCHEFORD,
Ag. Police Magistrate, Dist. "A."

NOTICE No. 111
POST OF HEADMASTER, GRAMMAR
SCHOOL, DOMINICA

Applications are invited from suitably qualified
candidates for appointment to the post of Head-
master, Dominica Grammar School, particulars of
which are as follows:
Appointment
The post is on the permanent and pensionable
establishment and the appointment carries with it
liability to transfer to any post of equivalent status in
the Windward Islands.
Salary
The salary is in the scale of $3,840 x 120-$4,560
plus pensionable pay addition of 20% of salary. The
point of entry into the scale will be determined ac-
cording to the candidate's qualification and experi-
ence.
Qualification Required
Degree in Science of a recognized University
Duties
Officer appointed will be required to teach Chem-
istry and Physics to Higher School Certificate
Standard and Supervise a school of 260 boys; knowl-
edge of games and all other extra-curricular activities
associated with a Secondary School; he will be re-
quired to take part in out of School activities; he will
also be required to perform any other duties which
mnay be assigned to him from time to time.
Quarters
Quarters are not provided.
Leave
The officer will be eligible for vacation leave at
the rate of 45 days for each completed period of 12
months resident service, accumulating up to a maxi-
mum of 180 days.
Leave Passages
Leave passages will be provided in accordance
with local General Orders.
General Information
The officer will be subject to the Colonial Regu-
lations, the Windward Islands Financial and Store
Eules, the local General Orders and subsidiary legis-
lation in force from time to time. Government
oMicials are liable to taxation imposed by local enact-
ments.


Applications containing full particulars, inclu-
ding qualifications and experience of applicant,
should be forwarded to the Chief Secretary, Windward
Islands, -renada, to reach him not later than the 31st.
March, 1957.


NOTICE No. 112
PUBLIC NOTICE

PATENTS ACT, 1903-7, SEC. 10.
NOTICE is hereby given that Chas. PFizer &
Co., Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of
the State of Delaware, United States of America, of 11
Bartlett Street, Brooklyn, New York, United States
of America has lodged in this Office an application
alnd complete specification for a patent under the
Patent Act 1903 (1903-7), for an invention for
"ANTIBIOTIC COMPOSITIONS AND PREPARA-
TION THEREOF".
The said Specification has been accepted and is
open to public inspection at this Office.

V. I. DeL. CARIRINGTON
Registrar. (ag)
21st February, 1957,
Registration Office.


NOPTIC No. 113


TAKE NOTICE


That O'KEEFE OLD VIENNA BREWERY
LIMITED, a corporation organized under the laws
of the Dominion of Canada, whose trade or business
address is 297 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, has applied for the registration of a trade
mark in Part "A" of Register in respect of Lager
Beer, and will be entitled to register the same
after one month from the 21st day of February
1957 unless some person shall in thq 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 20th day of February 1957.


V. I. deL. CARRINGTON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


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FE9RARY21, 957OFJICL& GAETT


NOTICE No. 114


TAKE NOTICE


That J. P. COATS, LIMITED, a British Com-
pany, Manufacturers and Merchants, whose trade
or business address is Ferguslie Thread Works,
Paisley Scotland, has applied for the registration
of a trade mark in Part "A" of Register in respect
of Bias Binding limited to the colours red and
grey and white as shown, and will be entitled to
register the same after one month from the 21st
day of February 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 20th day of February 1957.

V. I. deL. CARRINGTON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


NOTICE No. 115
TAKE NOTICE


WEEDONE

That AMERICAN CHEMICAL PAINT COM-
PANY, a corporation duly organized under the laws
of the State of Delaware, United States of America,
'whose trade or business address is Brookside Avenue.
Ambler, Pennsylvania, United States of Amerira.
has applied for the registration of a trade mark
5n Part "A" of Register in respect of herbicides.
and will be entitled to register the same after one
month from the 21st day of February 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 applica-
at my office.
Dated this 20th day of February 1957.
V. I. deL. CARRINGTON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


NOTICE No. 116


TAKE NOTICE


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That LAURENCE GEORGE HUTCHINSON
trading as Ecaf, Products Co., whose trade or busi-
ness address is No. 29 Roebuck Street, Bridgetown,
Barbados, has applied for the registration of a
trade mark in Part "A" of Register in respect of
coffee, chocolate, pepper and other food products,
and will be entitled to register the same after one
month from the 21st day of February 1957 unless
ome 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 applica-
tion at my office.
Dated this 20th day of February 1957.

V. I. deL. CARRINGTON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


NOTICE No. 117
TAKE NOTICE


GRO-STUF

That AMERICAN CHEMICAL PAINT COM-
PANY, a corporation duly organised under the laws
of the State of Delaware, United States of America,
whose trade or business address is Brookside Avenue,
Ambler, Pennsylvania, United States of America,
is applied for the registration of a trade mark in
Part "A" of Register in respect of fertilizers, and
will be entitled to register the same after one month
from the 21st day of February 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 20th day of February 1957.
V. I. deL. CARRINGTON,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


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NOTICE No. 118


NOTICE

Estate of
PERCY ALGERNON LYNCH
deceased

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that per-
sons having any debt or claim against the estate
of Percy Algernon Lynch, late of Seacliff in the
parish of Christ Church in this Island, who died in
this Island on the 14th day of October 1955, are
hereby required to send particulars of their claims
duly attested, to the undersigned at the company's
office, Bovell & Skeete Buildings, Lucas Street,
Bridgetown, Barbados, on or before the 1st day.
of May 1957, after which date the company shall
proceed to distribute the assets of the estate among
the parties entitled thereto having regard to the
debts and claims only of which it shall then have
had notice, and that company shall not be liable
for assets so distributed to any person of whose
debt or claim it shall not have had notice 'at tha
time of such distribution, and all persons indebted
to the said estate arc requested to settle their
,accounts without delay.

Dated this 19th day of February, 1957.

THE LYNCH INVESTMENT TRUST LIMITED
Per JOS. A. ROBERTS.
Secretary
Qualified Executor of the Estate of
Percy Algernon Lynch, deceased.


NoTIcn No. 66 -(third publication)

NOTICE

Re The Estate of
JAMES NAThANIEL SOBERS,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any debt or claim against or affecting the Estate
of James Nathaniel Sobers late of Brittons Hill
in the parish of Saint Michael in this Island, who
died in this island on the 4th day of January 1955
are requested to send in particulars of their claims
auly attested to the undersigned C/o Messrs.
Hutchinson & Banfield, James Street, Bridgetown,
Solicitors, on or before the 6th day of April 1957
after which date I shall proceed to distribute the
assets of the deceased, among the parties entitled
thcrato 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 dis-
tributed to any person of whose debt or claim I
shall not then have had notice.
And all persons indebted to the estate are
reonested to settle their indebtedness without delay.
')ated this 4th day of February 1957.

OSCAR DaCOSTA SOBERS
Qualified Executor of the Will of
James Nathaniel Sobers, deceased.


NOTICE No. 65 -(third publication)
NOTICE

re the Estate of
L1LIAN IRENE PHILLIPS
Deceased

NOTICE IS I1EREBY GIVEN that all l]ersons-
having any debt. or claim against the Estate of
lilian Irene Phillips, deceased late of Wellington
Street in the parish of Saint Michael in this Island
who (died on the 15th day of March 1956 are
requested to send in particulars of their claims duly
attested to the undersigned Samuel Evan Shepherd
C/o E. D. Rogers Solicitor, James Street, Bridge-
town on or before the 31st day of March, 1957,
afterr which day I shall proceed to distribute the
assets of the deceased among the parties entitled
tlhereto having regard only to such claims of which
1 shall then have had notice and I will not be-
liable for the assets or any part thereof so dis-
tributed any person of whose debt or claim I shall
shall not then have had notice.
And all persons indebted to the said estate
are requested to settle their said indebtedness with
eot delay.

Dated this 31st day of January 1957.

SAMUEL EVAN SHEPHERD,
Qualified Executor of the Will of
Lilian Irene Phillips deceased.


NOTICE No. 382


-(seventh publietion)
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 ar-
requested to settle their indebtedness without delay.

Dated this 18th day of December, 1956.

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


FEBRUtARY 21', 1957








SUPPLEMENTS TO' OFFICIAL GAZETTE 21st. FEBRUARY, 1957.


1957--
BARBADOS
An Act to amend the provisions of the Income Ta:
Act, 1921, relating to deductions of tax from emoluments
(14th February, 1957.)
BE it enacted by the Governor, Council and Assembl,"
of this Island and by the authority of the same as foi
lows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Income Tax (Amend- Short title.
ment) Act, 1957.
%. The Income Tax Act, 1921, hereinafter rf-err3 i Amendment to
to as the principal Act, is hereby amended by deleting section 38A of
subsection (1) of section 38A thereof and substituting
therefore the following new subsection-
(1) Subject to the provisions of this section
every person to whom any payment is made at any
time during the income year one thousand nine hun
dred and fifty seven or any year thereafter of or o0i
account of any emoluments may, for the purpose of
enabling any deductions which may be made under
section 38B of this Act to be calculated with refer
ence to such allowances to which such person may be
entitled under the rules made under section 43A oi
this Act, file with the person making the payment a
declaration in a form approved by the Commissioner
containing such particulars as may be prescribed by
rules made under section 43A:
Provided that a declaration shall not be filed by--
(a) a person resident outside of the Island;
(b) a married woman whose income pursuant tu
section three of the Act is chargeable in the
name of her husband;
(c) such persons as may be specified by, or who
comply with any conditions required by, the
Commissioner by notice published in the
manner provided by the rules made under
section 43A of this Act;
unless the Commissioner in any particular
case authorises any such person to file a
declaration: and
Provided further that if any person ei.
titled by this subsection to file a deelaration
is at the time or times when required by the
said rules to file a declaration in the employ-
ment of more than one person by whom any
such payment is made, he shall file a de-
claration with only such one of the persons
by whom any such payment is made as he
shall think fit".
3. Section 38B of the principal Act is hereby amend- Amendment to
ed in the following respects- section 38B of
(1) by deleting in subsection (1) thereof the Act 1921-6.
words-"no declaration required by section
38A of this Act has been filed whether by
reason of failure to do so or in compliance
with the provisions contained in the proyiso
to subsection (1) of that section or that the
person from whose emoluments the amount to
be deducted or withheld is not resident in
the Island and notwithstanding that"
(ii) by deleting subsections (5) and (6) thereof
and substituting therefore the following new
subsections-
(5) Every person who shall have deducted
or withheld any tax pursuant to the pre-
visions of subsection (1) of this section,
shall deliver personally or send by post
within such time or times as may be pre-
scribed by rules made under section 43A
of this Act to the person from whosp
emoluments the tax was deducted or
withheld or to such other person as may








SUPPLEMENTS TO OFFICIAL GAZETTE 21st. FEBRUARY, 1957.


Amendment to
section 39 of
Act 1921-6.


Amendment to
section 43A of
Act 1921-6.







Amendment to
section 55 of
Act 1921-6.


be prescribed by rules made under the
said section, such certificates of account
relating to the amount of tax deducted
by him as may be prescribed by the said
rules.
(6) If any person shall fail to comply with
the provisions of subsection (5) of third
section or: shall fail to deliver or send to
the Commissioner within such time or
times as may be prescribed by rules
made under the said section any return,
account or certificate or any copy there-
of which he may, be required by the said
rules to deliver or send to the Commis-
sioner for the purpose of rendering him
accountable to the Commissioner for any
tax deducted or withheld by him pursu-
ant to the provisions of this section, he
shall be guilty of an offence and liable
on conviction by a court of summary
jurisdiction to a fine not exceeding ten
dollars for every day during which such
failure shall continue:
Provided that it shall be a good and
sufficient defence to any complaint
brought under this subsection that any
such failure was not due to the wilful
neglect or default of the defendant or
of any person acting on his behalf".
4. Subsection (2) of section thirty-nine of the
principal Act is hereby amended by deleting the words
"in accordance with any rules made under section 43A of
this Act, at the time of the sending of the notice of assess-
ment or" appearing therein,
5. Subsection (2) of section 43A of the princi-
pal Act is hereby amended by the addition after paragraph
,c) thereof of the following new paragraphs-
"(d) for regulating the times when, the dates on
which or the periods within which declara-
tions may be filed under section 38A of this
Act;
(e) for regulating the manner in which amounts
of excess tax are refunded under subsection
(2) of section 39 of this Act;"
6. Section fifty-five of the principal Act is
hereby amended by inserting therein immediately after
the word "regulation" appearing in line two thereof the
words "or rule."

Read three times and passed the General Assembly
the fifth day of February one thousand nine hundred and
fifty-seven.

H. GORDON CUMMINS,
Speaker.

Read three times and passed the Legislative Council
the twelfth day of February, one thousand nine hundred
and fifty-seven.

H. G. MASSIAH,
Senior Member Presiding.

I assent,
R. D. H. ARUNDELL,
Governor.
14th February, 1957.








Subsidiary Legislation Supplement No. 9


Supplement to Official Gazette No. 15, dated 21st Feb., 1957


L.N. 17

The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, 1937.


THE MOTOR VEHICLES AND ROAD TRAFFIC
(AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 1957.


The Director of Highways and Transport in exercise
of the power conferred on him by section seven of the
Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act ,1937 as amended
by sections forty-one and forty-two of the Department of
Highways and Transport Act, 1945, hereby makes the
following regulations:-
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Motor
Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Regulations,
1957.
2. Paragraph (b) of regulation 14 (1) of the Motor
Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulations, 1952, (herein-
after referred to as the principal Regulations) is hereby
amended by deleting the word "three" and substituting
therefore the word "six".
3. Regulation 24 of the principal Regulations is
hereby amended by deleting the word "six".
4. Regulation 28 of the principal Regulations is
hereby amended in the following respects-
(i) by adding at the end of sub-regulation (6)
thereof the words "except with the permis-
sion of the Director of Highways and Trans-
port."
(ii) by adding at the end of sub-regulation (7)
thereof the words "except in a motor omni-
bus in which standing room for passengers
has been provided with the permission of
the Director of Highways and Transport."

Made by the Director of Highways and Transport
this fifteenth day of February, one thousand nine hundred
and fifty-seven.
K. J. TOMLIN.
Acting Director.

Approved and sanctioned by His Excellency the
Governor this eighteenth day of February, one thousand
nine hundred and fifty-seven.

By His Excellency's Command,

G. T. BARTON,
Acting Chief Secretary.















VOL. XCII.


SUPPLEMENT TO


gazette


PUBLISHED


BY


AUTHORITY


BRIDGETOWN,


BARBADOS,


21ST FEBRUARY, 1957


LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL


Tuesday, February 14, 1956.
The Honourable the Legislative Council met inl
the Council Chamber, Public Buildings at 2 o'clock
p.m. today.
Present:


The Hon'ble


Dr. H. G. MASSIAH, M.D., C.M.,
(Senior Member Presiding),
G. D. L. PILE, O.B.E.,
DR. C. H. Sr. JOHN, M.B., B.S.,
V. C. GALE,
R. N. TURNER, C.M.G.,
(Chief Secretary)
K. R. HUNTE, O.B.E., A.C.I.S.,
E. S. ROBINSON,
Mrs. N. G. DAYS,
D. H. L. WAHID.


Absent:

The Hon'ble SIR ARCHIBALD CUKE, C.B.E.,
(President),
F. C. HUTSON, M.I. Mech. E.,
,, J. A. MAHON,
Dr. A. S. CATO, M.B. Ch. B.
SF. E. FIELD.
Prayers were read.
MINUTES

The Honourable R. N. Turner moved that the
Minutes of the Meeting of the 7th February, as
printed and circulated, be taken as read and be con-
firmed.
The Honourable K. R. Hunte seconded the
motion.
The question was put to the Council and agreed


EXCUSE FOR ABSENT MEMBERS
The Clerk offered an excuse for the absence ot
the Honourables F. C. Hutson and J. A. Mahon.
SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES (CURRENT)
NO. 64
His Honour the Senior Member Presiding called
the first Order A Resolution to place the sum of
$32,200 at the disposal of the Governor-in-Executive
Committee to supplement the Estima.tes 1955-56,
Part I, Current, as shown in the Supplementary
Estimates 1955-56 No. 64 which form the Schedule
to the Resolution.
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: Sir This, and
some of the other items on the Order Paper today
reflect the increasing activity in certain Government
Departments. As regards this one, for example, the
Fire Officer reports that whereas during 1954 the
total number of calls amounted to 102, during 1955
the total was 396, and in addition there were 21
calls on other services. The provision voted under this
Head has therefore proved inadequate.
In regard to Note 4, it will be seen that a supple-
ment is required to meet increased fees for the
Specialist Officers at the General Hospital. As
hon'ble members are aware, the Specialist Officers
receive half of the fees paid, and therefore there will
be a corresponding increase on the revenue side of the
same amount.
1 am told that set off against the allowances
shown1 in Notes 4 to' 7 there are estimated sayings of
approximately $75,000 this year on account of hos-
pital votes. With regard to Note 8, it is shown that
the sum of $240.00 in the Estimates for Stationery
has proved inadequate. There has been a deal of
correspondeine consequent on the extending of the
Health Centre in connection with the Emigration
Schemes. It is not unusual for expenses on account
of the purchase of stationery to need a supplement
at the end of the year, and it is recognized that the
;mount voted in past years has been on the low side


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In the Estimates for the coming year provision is
made for sufficient increases as will, I hope, make
future supplements unnecessary.
I move, sir, that the Council concur in the Reso-
lution.
Hon'ble K. R. Hunte seconded the motion.
On the motion of Hon'ble Dr. C. H. St. John
seconded by Hon'ble V. C. Gale the Schedule was
taken as read.
The Resolution was concurred in.

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES (CURRENT)
NO. 67

His Honour the Senior Member Presiding called
the second Order-A Resolution to place the sum ol
$2,315 at the disposal of the Governor-in-Executive
Committee to supplement the Estimates, 1955-56
Part I, Current, as shown in the lSpplementary
Estimates 1955-56, No. 67, which form the Schedule
to the Resolution.
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER; Sir, I will be
very brief in my remarks on this Resolution. Tht
Harbour and Shipping Master's Department has had
a big increase in expenditure partly because of thli
large number of vessels coming and going out of the
port, and partly on account of the registration wortl
in connection with the employment of seamen. AK
hon'ble members will be aware, several hundred
seamen have had employment found for them in tht
course of the last year or two. The increased expen
diture has also been partly on account of ships call-
ing here in connection with the Emigration Schemes
I hope that some light hearted hon'ble member will
not ask me what is a "Kalamazoo binder" as I am
afraid that I do not know. (Laughter.)
With regard to Note 2, it will be seen that ont
of the causes of the increase is on account of over
time in connection with the watering of the emigra
tion ships. Of course revenue comes in on the othci
side of the column to offset that.
Where Note 3 is concerned, it will be seen thai
whereas in 1954 the number of people coming to
the island by air was just under 16,000 and those
leaving were 15,352, in 1956 over 18,000 have come
and over 20,000 have left. On that account this par
ticular itenm requires a supplement. I understand(
that passengers coming in and going out of the
Airport report favourably on the amenities provided
as compared with those provided in certain other
airports in the region.
I move that the Council concur in the Resolution.
Hon'ble K. R. Hunte seconded the motion.
The Schedule was read.
The Resolution was concurred in.

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES (CAPITAL)
NO. 68

His Honour the Senior Member presiding called
thle third Order A Resolution to place the
sum of $50,000 at the disposal of the Governor-in-
Executive Committee to supplement the Estimates
1955-56, Part II, Capital, as shown in the Supple-
mentary Estimate, 1955-56, No. 68, which forms the
Schedule to the Resolution.
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: Sir, This Res-
olution stems from a request by the Commissioners
of Health of St. Michael who reported that 925 closets
in St. Michael had been destroyed by the recent hur-
ricane; and that while the pits remained exposed
there would be a grave danger of the spread of
fly-borne diseases such as Enteric Fever and Dysen-
tery. In fact, there has been a very slight increase
in numbers on account of these diseases. The


increase in percentage of course would be much
greater, if for example you had one case and then
i wo although the increase in number would be slight.
I do think that some unfortunate publicity has
been given to the percentage of the increase, and
insufficient publicity to the slight increase in numbers
Nevertheless, the danger is there, and Executive
Committee had to consider very seriously the ques-
tion of giving assistance in this matter. The Hon'ble
Acting Attorney General was asked his opinion on
the legal aspect, and he reported that there was no
duty placed on the Commissioners of Health to pro-
vide closets. In his view it would be proper for the
Central Government to lend assistance in this mat-
ter. There have been several discussions between the
Minister concerned, the Health Authorities, the
Commissioners of Health and the Vestry, and during
the course of these discussions about 100 closets have
been put back by owners. There are still, however,
'about 825 or so which have not been put back.
The Commissioners of Health have calculated
that the sum of $60.00 per closet is required, this
being based on the cost on the Commissioners of
providing similar units to paupers. The Director of
Public Works considers this sum reasonable, and so
the sum of $50,000 has been requested to put back
closets over the pits which are open in the parish of
St. Michael.
I understand that the position in St. Michael
is easily the worse, owing to the congestion of the
population. In the Other Place the Miinister was ask
ed what about an island-wide scheme, and he made
the reply that the other parishes had not submitted
cases. It is possible, and perhaps more than possible,
that this Resolution may be the forerunner of other
Resolutions; but all that I can say at the moment is
that this Resolution relates to a specific request
received from the Commissioners of Health of St.
Michael.
I move that the Council concur in the resolution.
Hon'ble K. R. Hunte seconded the motion.
THE IION'BLE SENIOR MEMBER PRE-
SIDING: I would like to make a few remarks on
this Resolution. I see in the Addendum that it has
now been discovered that this matter is urgent. That
has been discovered after nearly five months. Now,
to my mind, this whole problem has arisen from,
and has its origin in, the dual control of sanitation
which obtains in this island. I have had a good deal
of experience with the local Sanitary Commissioners,
for over 20 years. I know well that they do their
work as conscientiously as they can, and they are
often faced with the problem of providing money
which does not exist.
Everyone realized that the hurricane was a
national catastrophe, and it was obvious in my view
that the Government should have taken the matter
in hand very early, and not allow a potential danger
to exist for nearly five months. That is the penalty
that we are paying now for dual control of sanitation.
I am hoping that in a very short time we shall have
laws putting the control of sanitation-as I have
said in this Council before- in the hands of the
people who know best how to run it-people like the
Director of Medical Services etc.
It seems to me that we have been lucky so far
in not having had a serious outbreak of fly-borne
diseases. Everyone knows that one of the greatest
dangers after a hurricane is the fact that epidemics
can spread very rapidly. We have been very fortu-
nate in this island on that account.
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: I would only make
one comment, and that is that the Director of Medi-
cal Services, to my personal knowledge, in the days
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gable in the way in which he went around this is-
land visiting the various shelters. At a very early
stage he pointed out that housing and health were
indivisible, and to provide for one and neglect the
other would be the greatest possible mistake.
The Resolution was concurred in.

CIVIL ESTABLISHMENT (GENERAL)
(AM NDENDMENT) NO. 12 ORDER

His Honour the Senior Member Presiding call-
ed the fourth Order,--Resolution to approve the
Order entitled "The Civil Establishment (General)
(Amendment) No. 12 Order, 1955."
HO'N'BLE R. N. TURNER: Sir,-This Order
relates to the provision of additional staff for the
Incon-e Tax Department of one Assessment Officer,
three long grade clerks and one senior typist. The
amount of revenue collected by the department has
increased from $3,856,00 odd in the year 1950-51 tob
$6,273,000 odd in 1954-55. I have some figures ime
regard to assessments.
in 1950 the number of assessments was 5,716;
non liable cases were, 1,145; assessments for all pre-
vious years were 244, making a total of 7,105. 1;i
1954 the revised figures which are later than those
set out in the addendum-were, 8,156 assessments,
non liable cases, 2,638; previous year assessments,
1,117, making a total of 11,911. In other words, over
a five-year period, the total number of cases has
risen from just over 7,000 to just under 12,000.
As regards arrears, up to 1953 the collection of
arrears did not receive constant attention. The Com-
missioner of Income Tax reports that there is still
a lot of back work to be done. Here are some figures:
At the 31st of March, 1954, arrears cases for the
years 1952 and 1953 came to 5,678. By the 31st of
March, 1955, these cases had been reduced to 3,131,
almost by half; and at that time there were 54 eases
.till to be dealt with making a total of 3,592. There-
fore, on the 31st of March, 1955, the amount ol'
arrears cases came to 3,592.
1 would just mention that the number of asses.-
ments is not the same thing as the number of tax-
payers. That is obvious. But the number of non-
liable cases which have to be investigated and are
then found to be non-liable have increased in recent
years, partly owing to the legislation which extended
children's allowances to illegitimate children, as well
as legislation which increased marriage and other
allowances. That meant that quite a number of
marginal cases ceased to be included, but they still'
had to be investigated and sorted. The Commissioner
reports that the increase in the number of tax-
payers, and the corresponding increase in the statis-
tical work makes it essential to have better security
measures. 11e has reorganised tile work to some
extent which has reduced a good deal of work.
The reorganisation of the work made things easier
for the staff.
On the other hand the department is having a
very hard fight in keeping the arrears down, and in
dealing with collections in the meticulous way re-
quired. The Commissioner says that owing to the
substantial increase in the number of returns to be
examined, the increase in assessment work and en-
quiry work. he needs this extra staff.
It is possible that if the department takes over
Trade Tax work in connection with Local Govern-
ment we may have to come back for a further in-
,crease. The comments of the Financial Secretary are
that as far as the cost of collection is concerned it
would be false economy to withhold the extra staff
asked for. The flares do show that for the last five


years there has been a very notable increase in the
amount collected. 1 should of course mention that
there is now Entertainment Tax which formerly did
not exist, and which is partly responsible for the in-
crease; but the arrears are being cut down and it is in
the island's interest that the number of arrears should
be cut right down.
i move that the Council approve this Resolution.
Hon'ble K R. Hunte seconded the motion.
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: I should have men-
iioned that the additional cost will be in the order of
..5,000 a year, about $2,500 more or less for the As-
:,,ssment Officer, about $2,000 for the three clerks in
the first instance and $700.00 for the Senior Typist,
making a total of just over $5,000.
HON'BLE E. S. ROBINSON: Sir,-1 note that
ihe Hon'ble Chief Secretary mentioned a figure of
3,522 income tax payers who evidently were in ar-
rears. About a year ago, a member of the Other
Place asked a question of the Government as regards
the number of income tax payers who were in arrears,
and also whether the G(overnment could give inform-
ation as to the amount of money involved. No
answer was given at the time. I note from the
Chief Secretary's remarks that the number of people
in arrears is 3,592. I wonder if he has figures avail
able with regard to the total amount of money in-
volved.
HON'BLE K. R. HUNTE: Sir,-I would like
to ask how many there are who have been in arrears
for one year, two years, and three years, and how
much money is involved as regards those who are
;n11 year in arrears.
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: The only figures
lhat I am able to supply are those which I have
given. As I have said the number of assessments is
not necessarily the number of taxpayers, because on
investigation some of them may be found to be not
liable. At the 31st of March 1955 the number of
assessments for the year 1953 was 1,186. For 1952 the
number was 1,053. For all previous years the num-
ber was 892, making a total of 3,131. The position
(,n the 31st of March, 1954, a year earlier, was that
the number of assessments outstanding were 3,112
for 1953. 1.456 for 1952 and 1,130 for all previous
,-ears. So in the course of a year the assessments
outstanding for the years 1953 and earlier had been
reduced from 5,668 to 3,131. I suggest that the
better time to publish a statement would be round
about the 31st of March of this year, when comparable
fi,'nres can be given. T am sure that the Commis-
sioner will be happy to supply them.
HON'BLE K. R. HUNTE: I hope that he will
give the amount of people and the amount of money
involved etc.
The Resolution was approved.

CIVIL ESTABLISHMENT (GENERAL)
(AMENDMENT) ORDER, NO. 13

I is Honour the Senior Member Presiding called
the fifth Order-A Resolution to approve the Ordei
entitled "The Civil Establishment (General)
(Amendment) No. 13 Order, 1955."
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: Sir,-Lest it be
thought that the Governor-in-Executive Committee
approves increases in staff light heartedly, I would
mention that it was as long ago as 1952 that the
Colonial Postmaster, as he was called then, submitted
recommendations for extra staff. The matter was
held over with thhoe hope that the Organisation and
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through the Post Office and submit his views on the
subject. Unfortunately, although in the time at his
disposal he did very good work in the Treasury and
other departments, he was not able to get down to
the Post Office and the matter was held over for fur-
ther investigations to be made. This necessarily
took some time owing to shortage of staff at certain
levels.
The Post Office is housed in very congested
surroundings, I have several times walked through
it from end to end, and to my mind it is astounding
that anything ever comes out of it. I think that the
Postmaster General has convinced the Executive
Committee that there is a need for increased staff for
five main reasons. There has been a rise in the gen-
eral standard of education and economics which
results in the writing of more letters, and the im-
portation of more books and magazines. The exten-
sion of services such as Rediffusion, electricity, tele-
phone and water means that thousands of bills go
out each month, and commercial houses have resorted
more to the practice of sending out monthly bills
There has been an increase in the built up areas
which means that postmen have longer routes to
follow. There has been migration to the U.K. which
has resulted in an increased volume of incoming
and outgoing postal matter and an increase in
Money Orders and Postal Orders. Finally there has
been an increase in the number of parcels imported
by firms through the Parcel Post, as this means
as cheaper safer and quicker than by freight.
I have some figures which I can give to the
Council. In 1.951 there were 2,519,000 local packets
961,336 outgoing packets and 35,064 overseas parcels.
Money Orders and Postal Orders by way of remit-
tances from overseas amounted to $924,663. In 1954
the figures were as follows: Local packets were 3,255,-
012, outgoing packets, 1,146,206. Money Orders
I:: TP .nl Or.or, amomnte.: to .1,637,000.
The Postmaster General is being flooded by
complaints from the public and he has a lot of per-
sonal problems to deal with single handed, which
does not give him time to get down to more important
matters in the Postal Service. He has been work-
ing himself at such pressure that in 1954 he had tc
go on extended sick leave. The strain was proving
too great.
The proposal is that there should be a post of
Assistant Postmaster General, a Supervisor to per-
form the duties set out in the Addendum, and long
grade clerks and Postmen. Where the Postmen are
concerned, it has been necessary to employ temporary
extra staff for very long periods, and it is clear that
this temporary staff is in fact needed permanently
The expenditure for the first year would be to the
order of $8,200; but there should be substantial
savings on account of the clerks and Postmen at
present employed from time to time. As regards
the clerks alone the sum of $3,500 should be saved in
the event of these people being put on the permanen'i
establishment. As regards the number of Postmen
required, no one, I think, would deny that Postmen
do have an arduous time. I am astonished to return
home from the office late in the evening and find
Postmen still struggling along the roads on their
bicycles. I do think that they are stretched beyond
their limit.
I move that the Council approve this Resolution.
Hon'ble K. R. Hunte seconded the motion.
The Resolution was approved.


RESOLUTION TO SANCTION SCHEME FOR
TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

His Honour the Senior Member Presiding called
the sixth Order-A Resolution to sanction the Scheme
of Government for the Barbados Technical Institute.
IION'BLE R. N. TURNER: Sir, This
Scheme was made under Section 30 of the Education
Act as long ago as the 31st. January, 1955. Under
the provisions of the law it needs to be approved by
both, Houses of the Legislature. It has been for some
time in the Other Place. As a result of criticisms
made in the Other Place amendments have been in-
serted there. It is not my intention to make a long
speech about Technical Education as such, although
if Hon'ble Members should wish me to do so I would
attempt to reply, basing my reply mainly on ex-
cerpts from the broadcast made by the Director of
Education last May.
The desire is that this institute should not be
run just as a Government Department, responsible as
it were to no one and having no links with the people
of the island. There is in existence an Apprentice-
ship Board which, I understand, is giving very good
service: and it is the intention that this institute
-hould have a Governing Body consisting of ten
governors appointed by the Governor-in-Executive
'Jommittee
Section 3 of the Scheme says:
The Governing Body of the Institute shall con-
sist of ten governors who shall be appointed by the
Governor-in-Executive Committee and shall include
(a) representatives of the principal industries in the
Island who shall be representative of the trades and
crafts covered by the curricula of the Institute,
(b) representatives of the Government civil engin
eering and mechanical engineering, labour and educa-
tion departments and (e) a representative of the
Trade Unions.
Clause 4 shows that they will hold office for about
three years, and Clause 7 is to the effect that they
will not receive any remuneration, and shall not be
members of the institute itself. Clauses 14 to 20
set out certain financial provisions, and Clause 21
sets out generally the proposed functions of the Gov-
crning Body. Clauses 22 to 24 relate to staff, and
26 to 27 relate to the admission of pupils.
During consideration of the Scheme in the Other
Place much was said about the admission of pupils
trom Combermere School and it was queried 'why
Combermere ?" As a result of criticisms in the Other
i)lace the proviso at the bottom of Clause 26 was
inserted. The proviso is to the effect that pupils who
will be subject to the same conditions as are men
tioned elsewhere in the Scheme may be selected from
any other school in the island which, in the opinion
of the Director of Educaton, is adequately equipped
to offer pre-entrance training equivalent to thai
obtainable at Combermere School.
On this question, what the Department of Edu
cation had in mind was that in these modern times
certain schools in the island tend to concentrate on
certain subjects. For example, St. Michael's Girls'
School should concentrate on pre-training for nurs-
ing, Combermere, situated in the town, might tend
to concentrate on pre-training for technical subjects
,which could be taken in the General Certificate of
Education and other schools out in the rural dis-
tricts should tend to concentrate more on agricul-
tural subjects. That was why Combermere was men-
tioned in the Scheme as distinct from the other
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clear that Combermere will not necessarily have a
monopoly.
Clauses 35 to 38 relate to fees. The Preamble
to the Scheme shows that it is recommended that
pupils should not pay fees for at least five years
after the establishment of the institute.
The institute has in fact started with the scheme
I understand that it is already doing good work. It
is taking in pupils on the day release system, and
it is also taking in pupils from sugar estates, I
believe, and it is also giving evening classes in tech-
nical subjects.
As 1 said, sir, it is not my intention to give a
lung dissertation on the work of the institute, al
though, if honourable members have any point which
I can clear up I will be happy to do so. I move, sir,
that the Council concur in the Resolution.
Hon'ble K. R. Hunte seconded the motion.
HON'BLE, Dr. C. 11. ST. JOHN: Sir,- The
Hon'ble Chief Secretary implied that the Directors
of the Institute at the present time are taking a
-ather wide view, and not tying themselves down to
any rigid entrance examination, but are taking in
pupils mostly from the Elementary Schools. What
I am worried about is the reference to Combermere
Schools and other schools adequately equipped
There are many boys leaving Elementary Schools
who find themselves at a loose end. I understand
that the Directors are taking a rather wide viow.
I hope that I am right in thinking that.
As I have said, there are many boys leaving
IElementary S'chools and who are knocking around
with nothing to do. If you exclude them from the
Technical Institute by a. rigid entrance examination
you will be excluding a good number of boys who
practically may be of great value a,. mechanics and
who would not have got a chance. I think, how
ever, that the Chief Secretary has answered what
I have in mind. I take it that they will teach other
subjects besides engineering subjects ,uch as
agriculturall practice.
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: On a matter like
this, I must be somewhat like a parrot. I am merely
repeating the decisions of the Ministry concerned
am reluctant to worry hon'ble members with a
long written explanation, but I would like to quote
home extracts from notes prepared for the Premier.
Those set out the three aims of the institute aimed
at producing three grades of skill as follows: (1)
highly qualified technical staff, trainees for which
must go to the institute via secondary schools where
they would have obtained some subject passes based
at least on the ordinary level in the General Certifi-
cate of Education. (2) Boys who would eventually
become craftsmen. These would be boys of average
intelligence who by training would develop their
skill. They should be capable of reaching the Inter-
mediate Examination of the City and Guilds of Lon-
don and would require a good educational back-
ground. (3) Apprentices who will be trained at
the Institute by the Day Release System.
HON'BLE Dr. C. H. St. JOHN: Sir, My
point is that there are many boys who are not
apprentices who should be given a chance.
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: If I may just
touch very briefly on the broadcast-it would take a
long time to go through it paragraph by paragraph-
the Director said that the institute is not at present
intended, (1) to produce fully qualified engineers,
(2) to take in pupils who would be full time students
-of the institute.


Then he says that if some students failed the
City and Guilds of London Examinations it did no'
mean that they would not be allowed to practise their
crafts at the end of their training. Further be says.
that naturally, the institute would not be able to
give training in all the crafts in the first years.
Some would have to await later development.
The Resolution was concurred in.

BILL TO RATIFY AGREEMENT WITH WINCO

His Honour the Senior Member Presiding called
the seventh Order Bill to ratify the Agreement
entered into between the Governments of certain
Caribbean territories and the West Indies Naviga-
tion Company Limited.
On the motion of Hon'ble R. N. Turner seconded
by Hon'ble K. R. Hunte the Bill was read a first
time.
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: Sir, This is a
formal Bill to ratify the Agreement between -he
British Caribbean 'Governments concerned and the
West Indies Navigation Co. Ltd., commonly known
at WINCO. At the end of a Message which I had
the honour to send to the Legislature as Governor's
Deputy on the 5th of October, 1954, was a draft
Agreement which is in the same words as the printed
Agreement attached to this Bill. The Legislature
was asked to approve the concluding of an agree
ment with WINCO and to the payment of this
( government's annual contribution of $21,000.
I do not propose to go through the Agreement
in close detail, because it is not exactly in the
same form as the draft which was attached to the
Message. For the benefit of Hon'ble Mr. Ward who
was not a member of the Council at that time I
will just mention the main points within the Agree-
'.wut. An obligation was placed on the company to
6vide a regular three-weekly service for three
ears. The Agreement may be terminated by either
party giving to the other six months notice. The
Company shall have the right to charge such pas-
senger fares, freight rates and other charges as
they may fix from time to time, paying due regard
Ko representations made by the Governments in that
respect. The Company must provide an efficient ser
vice. and there is provision for the suspension or
abatement of the annual payment if such regular
and efficient service is not maintained for any reason
.iher than circumstances arising from marine cas-
ialty or damage as a consequence of hostilities etc.
The Company must furnish annually to the Gov
ernments concerned its trading account, audited
Balance Sheet and its Profit and Loss Account
There is provision for the annual payment by the
Governments of a total subsidy of $240,000. Bar-
bados contribution as set out in the Third Schedule
is 8.8 per cent of that amount.
There is also a provision that the Compaiy shall
as far as possible employ West Indian crews, and
a provision for a regular and periodic review of the
service generally.
A reply was sent by both Houses of the Legis-
lature in identical terms, this Council concurring
in the conclusion of the agreement with the Com-
pany and to the conclusion of a domestic agreement
between the Governments themselves; but urged that
the domestic agreement should contain a provision
to enable a Government which did not wish to
continue; payment of its share of the subsidy to dis-
continue.
The idea of having a domestic agreement was
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required collective activity by the government : :
concerned. The domestic agreement was at length
concluded, and one clause of it states that where
any collective decisions are required I h, decision
shall be regarded as binding on each and everyone
of the Governments if concurred in by 'at least six
which put up not less than 25 per uent of tl!
subsidy, exclusive of the amount paid by iw Unit<".
Kingdom. That was discussed at the ti; it with the
Governor's Deputy and was considered ii the Legis-
lature.
At the bottom of the Domestic Ag- e ment is a
point upon which the Government of i.aubados in
sisted that if a Government does not concuir in a
decision not to terminate the agreement with th;
company, that Government shall be regarded a&
being no longer a party to the agreement after th'-
expiry of six month,.
Just before he went on leave last year Mr. Wylie
said that the terms were satisfactory and that the
way was clear for the preparation of the legislation
to give effect to the Agreement between the Govern-
ments and WINCO. This Bill is a very short one,
and Clause 3 merely states that "The Government
of Barbados hereby enters into, adopts mid adheres
to the Agreement."
T move. sir. that the Bill be read a second time.
The Bill was read a second time.
The clauses of the Bill were read and agreed to.
On the motion of Hon'ble G. D. L. Pile
seconded by Hon'ble V. C. Gale the Schedule was
taken as read.
On the motion of Hon'ble R. N. Turner seconded
by Hon'ble K. R. Hunte the Bill was read a third
time, and on like motion was passed.

BILL TO AMEND COPYRIGHT ACT, 1915

His Honour the Senior Member Presiding
called the eighth Order Bill to amend the Copy-
right Act, 1915, so as to provide for the preservation
of copies of books.
On the motion of Hon'ble R. N. Turner seconded
by I[on'ble K. R. Hunte the Bill was read a first
time.
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: Sir,-In the Report
of the UI.N.E.S.C.O. Conference on the improvement Oi
Bibliographical Services which took place in Paris
in November, 1950, a recommendation was made that
Governments should adopt a law to secure the com-
pulsory depositing in the national library of all books
written and published within the particular country,
otherwise it would be impossible to ensure that these
books were preserved. It was further recommended
that there should be a provision in such a law pre-
scribing an adequate penalty for non observance.
The Secretary of State for the Colonies has said that
the proposal has his blessing.
In 1952 the Vice-Principal of the University
College of the West Indies urged that the University
College should have a copy of every book produced
in the British Caribbean territories. This Bill there-
fore seeks to provide that the publisher of every
book published in the island shall deliver at his own
expense one copy of the book to the Public Librarian,
and one copy to the Library of the University College
of the West Indies. There is provision in Clause I
for a penalty for non observance.
This law might, I thought. discourage some
people from writing books, and I cannot help think-
ing that that would be a good thing for some people.
There is an Act called the Registration of Newspapers
Act which provides for copies of newspapers to be
deposited in the Public Library. This Bill is merely
an extension of the same principle.


I move, sir, that the Bill be read a second time.
IIon'ble K. R. Hunte seconded the motion.
IION'BLE V. C. GALE: Sir, Does not the
Ilou'bte Chief Secretary consider that the fine of
'-'".1. is a bit steep?
IHON'BLE G. D. L. PILE: The fine is to be on
the person publishing the book; why is there no.
penalty for the person writing it?
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: I think that the
:',ze of the penalty might discourage would-b:
authors. This Bill was largely based on the appro-
priate Nigerian Ordinance which contained a penalty
of 5. In general the cost of living is less in Nigeria
than here. I might mention that rTie Public Librarian
was asked whether he would need extra staff for the
stacking of such books, and he said he would need
no extra staff.
The Bill was read a second time.
The clauses of the Pill were read. and agreed to.
On the motion of Hon'ble i. N. Turner seconded
by Ilon'ble K. R. Hunte the Bill was read a third
time, and on like motion was passed.

BILL TO AMEND EDUCATION ACT, 18!0

Ilis Ho.nour the Senior Member Presiding called
the ninth Order A Bill to amend the Education
Act 1890, so as to revise the constitution and powers:
of the Board of Education of the Island, and to
provide for matters incidental thereto or connected
therewith.
On the motion of Hon'ble R. N. Turner seconded
by IIon'ble K. R. Hunte the Bill was read a first
time.
IION'BLE R. N. TIIRNEIR: Sir,-The present
Education Act was passed in 1890, and it is felt
to be in need of an overhauling. It would be sur-
prising if it were not, after the .passing of 65 years.
As a preliminary move, and on the original sugges-
tion of the former Educational Adviser to the
Colonial Development and Welfare Organisation in
the West Indies, Mr. Nicol, a proposal was made
that the Education Board itself should be given a
new look.
The present Education Board is constituted
under the Educational Amendment Act of 1943
which sets out in Section 3 that the Director is made
responsible generally for all matters of education
in the island. The Education Board is set up under
thie provisions of Section 4. the Board to consist of
the Director as Chairman and five other members
appointed by the Governor to hold office for a period
of five years, and with three members to form a
quorum. Section 5 sets out the functions of thi
Board which are somewhat similar to these set out
in Clause 6 of this amending Bill.
It may be asked what is wrong will that. The
fact is that the existing legislation does not contain
provision for co-option or for sub-committees. Before
Ministerial Government was introduced, I on one
occasion tried to get the co-option of an extra sub.
committee, but the proposal was ruled ultra vires.
The Board is a small one. and the advice that it
ean give is not necessarily convincing. Its members
do not ,pretend to be experts, and not infrequently
their advice is disregarded, which is not very en-
couraging for them.
Furthermore, since Ministerial Status thl,
Edluation Amendment Act of 1943 has itself i:ot
out of date. It (an no longer be said that the Director
of Education is responsible for matters of education
in the island. That is in the hands of the Minister
of Education the Premier. Section 5 of the 1943
Act, which, as I have said, is more or less the same
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.advise the Governor on certain matters; with the
existence of Ministerial Government that advice
would have to be tendered to the Governor-in-
Executive Committee and not to the Governor. ~o
it will be seen that an amendment is required there.
The main point, however, is that with the
Education Board as it stands at the moment members
turn up at meetings not necessarily having a
specialist knowledge of any aspect of education, and
they deal with matters in the void, and in a way
which possibly cannot stand up against the profes-
sional arguments of the Director.
It will be seen that in this amending Bill the:
Education Board disappears and is replaced by the
Board of Education. Everyone in the island calls it
that already. I do not, because its legal nanime at
present is the Education Board, although Board of
Education possibly sounds nicer. Clause 3(3) of tih
Bill says that the Board shall consist of the Director
who shall be President, the Deputy Director who shall
be Vice-President and seven other members appointed
by the Governor-in-Executive Committee.
It may be asked why put the Deputy Director.
The reasons are that (1) as Clause 8 of t;he BiJ!
shows, it is proposed to have a whole lot of 'advisory
constituent committees, and the Director cannot pos.
sibly serve on all of them. I understand that he
serves on 23 Boards and Committees at the present
time. Secondly it will be seen that certain other
members are appointed by the Governor-in-ExectiivIe
Committee, whereas the Education Board is appointed
by the Governor. The recent trend in legislation ha:
been to put the appointment to boards in the hands
of the Governor-in-Executive Committee-for example
the Development Board and the Housing Authority.
if it should be suggested that the inclusion of the.
Deputy Director as well as the Director is an over-
dose of officialdom. I think it should be considered
that on a Board of nine the seven other nemibers
should be able to hold their own against those two
officials.
The rest of Clause 3 merely relates to the filling
of the Board. Every member is to hold office for three
years. It is felt that with the trend of times a period
of three years with eligibility for re-appointnent is
better than five years.
Clauses 4 and 5 are procedural. Clause 6
follows the existing functions of the Board with the
substitution of Governor-in-Executive Committee for
Governor, and the present provision for the Director
to be responsible for all matters relating to Educa-
tion is omitted. Clause 7 provides for the Vice-
President to carry on in the absence of the President.
Clause 8 is important. It provides for five con-
stituent committees. Mr. Nicol was insistent on this.
I myself wondered whether it would work out in
practice. These are busy days and I wondered
whether it would always be possible to find people
to serve on these committees. Mr. Nicol thought that
use should be made of people in the island who have
had experience with various types of education.
Education is a much more complicated subject today
than it was in 1890. Nowadays there is Primary
Education, Secondary Education and further Edu-
cation. There is Technical Education and we do in
fact have a Technical Institute. It is thought that
there are sufficient members of the community that
can serve on these committees and make a useful
contribution. It will be seen that no constituent
committee shall consist of more than five pegple-
two members of the Board and not more than three
other persons. The Board shall appoint one of the
two nominated members of eah Committee to be
Chairman of the Committee, provided that when


the President or Vice-President elects to serve on a
Committee he shall be chairman.
Clause 9 provides a quorum of three for each
Comnuimtee. Clauses 10 and 11 are procedural again.
it is thought that these committees will bring a
vitality which may be lacking at the moment and
arouse more interest in education, and it is proposed
tlaI they shall put up advice and recommendations
[o tle Board which will then have something better
to work on than at the moment. At the moment
ite Board only gets the official view. It does not
get the views of other people of the community.
if these constituent Committees work as they are
intended to work, the Board should get better
advice, and the advice which the Board itself will
give to the Governor-in-Executive Committee should
bh more valuable.
Boards, however, are composed of human beings.
Soime Boards look very nice on the Statute Book
int do not work in practice because of the human
factor; but Mr. Nicol thought that this proposal
(cou!d work, and that these committees should be
*.el up. As I have said. it is considered that the
EduPnaion Act of 1890 should he properly over-
hauled and amended.
I move, sir, that the Bill be read a second time.
lion'ble K. R. Hunte seconded the motion.
IIOX'BLE Dr. C. H. St. JOHN: Sir, The
lIon'ble Chief Secretary has made the point that
the unofficial members of the present Education
Board do not necessarily have expert knowledge of
matters dealing with education, and he also made
fhe point that these proposed committees may sup-
ply a vitality that is lacking at the moment. How
often does the present Education Board meet ? Very
.eldonm 1 am informed. This proposal looks very
nic' on paper; but will it work in practice? I will
have to criticise the Premier. He had no right to
lrtke the Education Ministry unless he considered
that he had enough time to see after it. I say that,
althou;:'h in my opinion, he is the right person to
have that Ministry.
1 do think that having these constituent com-
mittees is an excellent thing. I hope they will work,
and that they will give vitality to what is at
present a balf dead Board. Where meetings of the
Board are concerned, there should be a provision
forcine the Board to meet once a month or even
once a quarter. I do not know whether it would
be wise to insert such a provision. How often does
the Board meet at present?
IION'BLE G. D. L. PILE: Sir, What I
feel is that there should be a thorough inquiry by
knowledgeable people, people who are knowledge-
able not only in theory, but in the practice of
Education in this colony. Such people should then
advise us as to what should be done to stop wasting
the money which we spend on Education. Because
that is what it comes to. I admit that with the num-
ber of children there are to educate the money does
not go as far as we would like it to go; but it seems
to me that we are not getting results either in
character or in knowledge. What is wrong?
One of the reasons given by the Hon'ble Chief
Secretary for the proposal to set up these constituent
committees is that they will inbue with some vitality
the Board of Education, and by their recommenda-
tions bring about some reform in the administration
of education. For that reason, I, like Hon'ble Dr.
St. John give it my blessing. I doubt, however, that
the setting up of these committees will have that
effect. The trouble to a great extent is that the
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if the Director of Education is against the advice
that they give he simply ignores it. I think that that
is a terrible defect.
I agree that these people should be made to meet
quite regularly and that proper minutes should be
kept, so that when a proposal goes up from the
Director to the Governor-in-Executive Committee
for implementation and that proposal is not agreed
to by the Board, the minutes should be there before
the Executive to show that the Board does not in
fact agree to the proposal, and showing the argu
ments for and against the proposal.
I am perfectly convinced that it is criminal
for us to go on in this lackadaisical way, allowing
to continue a system that no one is proud of
without some effort probably a desperate effort -
to do something for the coming generation by re.
forming what our children are taught and the
manner in which they are taught. In spite of thib
Bill, I very much doubt whether we are doing
enough. I do not think that the Government or
people of this country are taking this matter seri-
ously enough. Education is the most vital thing
in any country. You have to decide what you want
and how you are going to do it. You have to decide
what knowledge you are going to try to give to
the rising generation and how best you can do it
T think that more money should be spent on educa-
tion than on anything else, providing that you are
certain of the lines on which you are working.
As I said, an effort should be made to get the
advice of knowledgeable people other than politi-
cians. The last persons in the world to deal with
Education should be politicians. I mean the modern
type of politicians. If this Bill goes through how long
will elapse before anything happens? How long will
elapse before vitality is infused into the present
system? I think it is time that we wake up to the
importance of this matter. However, sir, this Bill
is something better than we have at present. At
least it looks better on paper. I hope that it will
also be better in practice. It could not be much worse.
HON'BLE Mrs. N. G. DAYSH: Sir,- Previous
speakers have criticised the results that we are ob-
taining from Education in Barbados today. It is
an established fact that there are jobs open it
Bridgetown in the commercial world, and yet, in
the present day it is management's greatest prob-
lem to fill these jobs.
It is futile, sir, to continue to think in terms
of Education as it has been. We have reached a
point where world conditions compel us to draw
a sharp line between knowledge for use: and know-
ledge for its own sake. We cannot afford to turn
out of our school nothing but educated nonentities.
What we must aim at is to produce leaders
of industry, statesmen and stateswomen, engineers
and technicians of all kinds, specialists in the trades
and skills of the future, not tied to the outworn
dogmas of the past in brief, boys and girls who
will he an asset and not a, liability to Barbados.
HON'BLE K. R. HUNTE: Sir,-As I see it, the
success or failure of the proposal depends on the
members of the committees. If the members are
people with vitality we will get res-lts. If they are
not, we will get nothing. Hon'ble Dr. St. John made
the point that the Board should be forced to meet
at least once a month or once a quarter; but Clause
5(1) provides that not only may the President at
any time summon a meeting, but also that he must
call a meeting within seven days of t\he receipt of a
requisition for that purpose signed by any five
members.


HON'BLE Dr. C. Ii. ST. JOIIN: I was suggest-
ing that we should lay it down that they must meet
once a month or at least once a quarter.
IO'N'BLE K. R. HUNTE: If the members have
no vitality, no matter how often they meet it will be
in vain, and we will be wasting our time. The point
which Mrs. Daysh made is an important one. I have
been in Puerto Rico and I have seen what is being
done there. The Industrial Board advises the Educa-
Iion Department as to how many engineers, mechanics
etc. are required. That is what I mean by having
vitality. If we get proper members, I am sure that
fhis Bill will work well.
liON'BLE IG. D. L. PILE: What the hon'ble-
member just said is perfectly correct. What chance
is there of getting these people who are full of vital-
ity ? Most of the people who know a good deal about
education are people who have retired and who are
past their middle age. They are not crusaders who
will make themselves very disagreeable until they get
what they want. If they did make themselves dis-
agreeable, they are in the hands of the Governor-in-
Executive Committee; and if that body, like most
Governments, likes to be left alone, these disagreeable
people will not be re-appointed.
THE IION'BLE SENIOR MEMBER PRESID-
ING: This is the kind of Bill that I have been agitat-
:ng for a long time. I think that hon'ble members
will remember that several times in this Council I have
expressed my worry about the decline in the standard
of education in Barbados. Many years ago when I
was first a member of this Council, I remember saying
that education, like the practice of medicine, should
be divorced from political pressure. That to my mind
is more true to-day than ever before.
Now there is no doubt that there is a large meas-
ire of disappointment over the results that we are
getting in some of our schools. There is a tendency
nowadays, in spite of the fact that we are spending
24 per cent of our annual revenue on education, to
have many of the schools up to specialist standard.
That to my mind is something which no country like
Barbados with our revenue can afford to do. It is
becoming increasingly difficult to get specialist teach-
ers to teach up to scholarship standard, and if we
are going to take every school and try to get it up to
specialist standard, we will not be able to finance it.
I think that several problems will arise in the
future and that is why I am anxious that when this
Bill is passed, efforts be made to get people who know
something about education both in theory and practice
to ";ive advice to the Governor-in-Executive Committee
on these matters.
There are several important questions. There is
an increasing urge on the part of the people to get
more education, for their children. and the senior
schools are practically filled to bursting point. There
are many people who pay taxes and who would
1 e glad 1o avail themselves of these facilities if they
could have them. That is why I say that more schol-
arships should be given to the secondary and other
schools of that sort so that the children who are ca-
pable of benefiting by higher education should be
able to go to proper schools and carry on their work
up to university standard. There should be mo',
,scholarships enabling children to go from elementary
-chools to, the secondary and other schools so that
the excellent material that we have-and there is a
lot of it-could be taken care of in the schools wi!th
specialist teaching. That to my mind is the most
economical way of dealing with the question.
I only hope that when this Board is aTpointel
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politicians as such will be excluded, and that we will
get people who have some education themselves, and
who know what they are talking about. There are
many cases of people who have been members oi
Education boards, and who themselves had no edu
cation, people like ex-officio members. That is what
I hope the Government will try to avoid in the future.
HON'BLE Dr. C. H. St. JOHN: The Hon'ble
Senior Member has said that the schools are filled to
bursting point, and then he said that there should
be more specialist teachers at certain schools. Surely
the solution is the building of more schools. A lot
of money is being wasted at present. You do no;
want schools as elaborate as Richmond's. It is a
shocking waste of money. We cannot afford to put
up the very latest thing. There should not be
too many specialist schools. Look at the number of
private schools which are not specialist schools, but
which are doing a lot of good work in this island.
The Hon'ble Senior Member should not say that the
schools are filled to capacity without pointing out
the type of schools that we need.
I think too it is ridiculous to say that
school fees should not be raised. Politicians main-
tain that because they fear they will lose votes if
they say that the fees should be raised; but the
people will pay increased fees.
HON'BLE1 R. N. TURNER: I must apologise.
I certainly never thought that in Barbados I would
have heard about governments being left to them-
selves and not being gingered up. If there is any-
thing that governments in this island complain of is
the manner in which they are gingered up in the
Legislature, the Press and in ordinary conversation.
The debate this afternoon has proved that the vitality
is there. It is a question of getting it into the right
channels.
Acres of paper are written on Education every
year to no purpose. Perhaps some of the writers
could use their vitality to some purpose on some of
these constituents committees. As regards English-
men who put up elaborate schools, I hope that the
Hon'ble Dr. St. John has paid a visit to the little
extension at St. Leonards, to the Eagle Hall Infants'
School, to the St. Judes Extension etc. I think that
the hon'ble member will agree that these extensions
which were also put up by Englishmen, are not
elaborate, and are serving a useful purpose.
The main point is that it is considered that the
advice which should properly be given on education
is not given, and this Bill will provide that advice.
Hon'ble Mr. Pile has mentioned that he read bits
of the Bill.
HON'BLE G. D. L. PILE: I do not remember
having confessed that I read bits of the Bill.
(laughter).
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: I would draw at-
tention to one bit of it. Clause 4 (3) says: "The
decisions of the Board shall be by a majority of
votes and, in addition to an original vote in any
case in which the voting is equal the President or
Vice-President, as the case may be presiding at the
meeting shall have a casting vote. Subsection 4
says that, "the Board shall keep a minute book in
which their proceedings shall be recorded."
That should assure Hon'ble Mr. Pile that there
will be no question of the Director over riding the
wishes of the Board, because there is provision for
a majority vote, and therefore the Director can be
outvoted.
HON'BLE G. D. L. PILE: My point is that the
minutes of the proceedings of the Board should be
kept so that there will be a clear record of where
the members of the Board differed with the Director.


HON'BLE R. N. TURNER Clause 4 (4) is an-
rt.her bit of the Bill which shows that there is provision
for a minute book to be kept. As regards the point
made by Hon'ble Dr. St. John as to how often the
Education Board meets, my experience with this
Council in recent times has not suggested that
Boards are not summoned frequently. I think the
general complaint is that they are summoned too
often. If this Board is vital, as Hon'ble Mr. Hunte
suggested, it will in fact meet frequently. Clause 5
(1) of the Bill does suggest that if any five member,
of the Board want a meeting they can call for one. I
hope that this Bill will produce the results expected,
and that it will provide enough advice on which the
Ministry can prepare its policies.
HON'BLE G. D. L. PILE: I do not think that
the Hon'ble Chief Secretary quite understands my
point. What I am saying is that there is nothing
to ensure that the proceedings put down in the
minute book will be placed before the Governor-in
Executive Committee, and that the Director will not
place before them merely what he thinks should be
done. I am thinking of the present advisory Board.
I rather got the impression that the opinions of that
Board are ignored. Possibly they do not keep a
minute book, or perhaps if they do, the minutes
are not drawn to the attention of the Governor-in-
Executive Committee. I am not blaming the Exe-
cutive for not listening to the opinions of laymen
who are not educational experts. It is the natural
tendency of dictators or directors that their ideas
should be carried out as far as possible.
The Bill was read a second time.
The clauses of the Bill were read and agreed to.
On the motion of Hon'ble R. N. Turner seconded
by Hon'ble K. R. Hunte the Bill was read a third
time, and on like motion was passed.

BILL TO AMEND OLD AGE PENSION ACT

His Honour the Senior Member Presiding called
the tenth Order Bill to amend the Old Age
Penison Act, 1937.
On the motion of Hon'ble R. N. Turner seconded
by Hon'ble K. R. Hunte the Bill was read a first
time.
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: Sir, Hon'ble
members will remember that towards the end of
1954 Professor J. Richardson, Professor in Indus-
trial Relations in the University of Leeds, produced
a report on Social Security in Barbados. In regard
to Old Age Pensions he made the following main
recommendations: That the means test for Old Age
pension should be increased from $1.75 to $3.00
a week. That the maximum Old Age Pension rates
to destitute persons of 68 years and over should
be increased from $1.20 to $1.80 a week. That the
pension be payable to deaf mutes of the age of
20 years and upwards, and that from the same age
pension be paid to people who are blind and des-
titute.
The reasons for these recommendations are set
out in his report. He has pointed out that the rate
had not been increased since 1949 whereas the
purchasing power of the pension has decreased since
then. He did not recommend that the qualifying
age of the pensioner should be reduced from the
present level of 68; but he did recommend a scale
by which a pensioner in receipt of means of under
a dollar should receive pension at the rate of
$1.80, that is full pension, while those who had
means of a dollar, but under $2.00 should get $1.20
and those with means of $2.00, but under $3.00
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Looking into that more closely it does seem un-
fair. If a man's means is 99 cents, he would get a
pension of $1.80. If his means is $1.99 he would get
$3.19, 'a total of 19 cents over the maximum of $3.00.
It will be seen that where a pensioner's means is $2.00
he would receive a pension of 60 cents, making a total
of $2.60; but where it is $1.99, he would get $3.19.
The Government has decided that it would be better
to keep to the present system in which where a man's
means is 99 cents he will get $1.80 and where it is
$1.99 he will get the difference between $2.00 and
his means.
Professor Richardson says: "In applying the
means test no account should be taken of small sav-
ings up to, say, $100.00, or of ownership of property
up to a specified value, particularly a dwelling or
part of a dwelling used personally by applicants
for pensions. To take these into account has the
disadvantage of discouraging thrift: nor should ac-
count be taken of small voluntary payments by em-
ployers to retired work people for long service.
He maintains that the benefits to be derived
from increased pensions would accrue not only to
the pensioners themselves, but would be widely spread
throughout the community. He says that at the
present the pensions are so much below the minimum
of subsistence, that the recipients are being main.
trained by relatives and friends. He also makes the
point that by raising the means test and the rate of
pension the number of persons who receive public
assistance in addition to an old age pension should
be considerably reduced.
The effect of Professor Richardson's recommenda-
tions as summarised in the Objects and Reasons of this
Bill would be to increase the number of people who
receive pensions by about 500. At the moment there
aire about 8,120. As regards the cost, it will be seen
from Clause 4 (2) of the Bill that it is proposed that
p 1yment should be made retrospective from April
1955. The estimated cost for the current financial
year would be $280,750. At the moment the sum of
$502,000 is paid out on account of old age pension.
The recommendation as regards the blind and
destitute and deaf mutes was not accepted in full.
Professor Richardson recommended that pensions to
them should start from the age of 20. The Govern-
ment has decided that they should start from the age
of 25.
The Bill read by itself does not make much sense.
Read in connection with the parent Act, it does. In
Clause 2 (a) provision is made for deaf mutes at an
age reduced from 40 to 25. By Clause 2 (c) the means
test is increased from $1.75 to $3.00. In Clause 2 (b)
the definition of "deaf mute" is inserted. Clause 3
(a) (1) follows Professor Richardson's recommenda-
lion about property, the sum of $500.00 being fixed
Clause 3 (b) carries out the recommendation that no
account should be taken of savings up to $100.00
Clause 4 amends Section 6 of the parent Act and
Clause 4 (2) makes the provisions of the previous
sub-section applicable to persons who are in receipt of
pension at the beginning of the operation of the Act
so that they may receive its benefits as from the first
of April. 1955. The main reason why I have pressed
fcr consideration of the Bill at this time is that a
large number of old age pensioners are eagerly await-
ing the benefits to be derived from this legislation.


They will receive back pay, and I did not want it to
be said that we are deferring consideration of the
Bill for no good reason.
I move, sir, that the Bill be read a second time
Hon'ble K. R. Hunte seconded the motion.
HON'BLE Dr. C. H. ST. JOHN: Sir,-I am
glad to see that the age for the blind and for deaf
mutes is reduced to 25 years. Professor Richardson
recommended that in calculating the means test no
account should be taken of property up to a specified
value. In this Bill the value of the property is fixed
at $500.00. I would like to know why it has been
fixed at that amount. What is the value of an average
chattel house to-day? I think that that should be
taken into account.
HON'BLE R. N. TURNER: I cannot say what
the average cost of a chattel house is. All that I can
tay is that the estimated cost of erecting a pre-fab
house was $900.00. There is one point on which I
would like to correct the Hon'ble Dr. St. John. At
the moment deaf mutes do not get pension. This Bill
will enable them to get it. At present the blind do
get it, but at the age of 40.
HON'BLE K. R. HUNTE: Sir,-When a per
son reaches old age he does not usually buy a house
This amount is the value of a house which they may
possess at the time. There is no doubt that we are
glad to see that this pension has been increased up to
a point. This is a very necessary Bill.
The Bill was read a second time.
The Clauses of the Bill were read and agreed to.
On the motion of Hon'ble R. N. Turner seconded
bv Hon'ble K. R. Hunte the Bill was read a third
time, and on like motion was passed.

RESOLUTION FURTHER POSTPONED

The Hon'ble Senior Member Presiding called the
11th Order-A Resolution to place the sum of $7,050
at the disposal of the Governor-in-Executive Commit-
tee to supplement the Estimates 1955-56, Part II,
Capital, as shown in the Supplementary Estimate
1955-56, No. 27, which forms the Schedule to the
Resolution.
On the motion of Hon'ble R. N. Turner seconded
by Hon'ble K. R. Hunte further consideration of the
Resolution was postponed.

BILL FURTHER POSTPONED

The Hon'ble Senior Member Presiding called the
12th Order-Bill to amend and consolidate the laws
relating to weights and measures.
(On 13th December the Bill was read a first time
The second reading was agreed to and the Bill referred
to a Select Committee. Select Committee reported on
51st January 1956.)
On the motion of Hon'ble R. N. Turner seconded
by Hon'ble K. R. Hunte consideration of the Bill was
further postponed.

ADJOURNMENT

On the motion of Hon'ble R. N. Turner seconded
by Hon'ble K. R. Hunte the Council adjourned until
Tuesday, the 21st February, 1956, at 2 o'clock p.m.


OFFICIAL GAZETTE


FEBRUARY 21, 1957




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