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PUBLISHED BY


AUTHORITY


BRIDGETOWN,


BARBADOS,


4TH MARCH, 1957


NOTICE No. 121 -(second publication)
MEETING OF LEGISLATURE
The Legislative Council will meet on Tuesday
5th March, 1957, at 2 o'clock p.m.
The House of Assembly will meet on Tuesday
5th March. 1957 at 3 o'clock p.m.

NOTICE No. 123
GOVERNMENT NOTICES
Resumption of Duty
J. A. Holmes, Principal, Technical Institute, on,
the 19th February, 1957.
SM.P.-L. 3849)
Leave
Miss M. M. Haskell, Private Secretary, Govern-
ment House, fourteen days' sick leave with effect
irom 18th February, 1957.
(M.P.--I. 1010)
Dr. R. M. Lloyd-Still, Medical Superintendent,
Mental Hospital, ten days' duty leave with effect
from 12th March, 1957.
(M.P.--L, 2406)
D. A. Wiles, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Communications, Works and Housing, ten days'
(asual leave with effect from 16th April, 1951.
(M.P.--L. 908)


Miss S. F. Tudor, Secretary, Ministry of Trade,
Industry and Labour, ten days' casual leave with
effect from 6th March, 1957.
(M.P.-L. 1653)
C. A. Rocheford, Acting Police Magistrate, twenty-
one days' sick leave with effect from 25th February,
1957.
Acting Appointments
O. S. Smith, Clerk, Assistant Court of Appeal, to
act as Police Magistrate, District "A", from 25th to
28th February, 1957, and as Police Magistrate, Dif
trict "C", with effect from 1st March, 1957.
(M.P.-1477)
S. H. Nurse to act as Police Magistrate, District
"E", from 20th to 22nd February, 1957.
S. H. Nurse to act as Police Magistrate, District
"E", with effect from 1st March, 1957.
A. W. Harper toi act as Police, Magistrate, Dis-
trict "A", with effect from 4th March, 1957.
Resignation
The Honourable Sir John Saint, C.M.G., O.B.E.,
Chairman of the Public Service Commission, with
effect from 1st March, 1957.
Appointments
His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to
appoint Dr. A. D. B. Hamilton, M.A., to be Chairman
of the Public Service Commission with effect from
1st March, 1957.
(M.P.-6605/S.3 Vol. II)

C. D. Gittens, Assistant Auditor General, to be
Auditor IGeneral with effect from 17th February,
1957.
(M.P.-P. 239)


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[AcH 4, 1957 OFFICIAL GiA2ETTE 127


BRITISH CARIBBEAN CURRENCY BOARD ABSTRACT

(Article 7 (4) of First Schedule to the Currency Ordinance, 1950)


Currency Circulation


{foes in Circdlation at 30th June 1956
Coins ,, ,, ,, ,,


... ... $59,519,092 00
... ... ... 2,210,776 50


$61,729,868 50


'durrehcy Find :

Securities 4eld by Crown Agents (market value at 30th
June 1956) ... ... .. ... ...
On deposit in Crown Agents Joint Colonial Fund ...
On:deposit with Accountant General, Trinidad & Tobago ...
Cash-United Kingdom coins shipped to Crown Agents ...

Excess of Currency Circulation over Currency Fund ...


$52,582,554 46
6,783,252 38
42,251 76
92,873 25


$59,500,931 85

2,228,936 65


SECURITIES HELD BY dOWN, AGENTS FOR OVERSEA GOVERNMENTS AND ADMINISTRA-
TIONS ON BEHALF OF TIE BRITISH CARiIBBEAN CURRENCY FUND AT 30TH JUNE, 1956.

Value at 30th
DESCRnnPTN OF STOCK Nominal Value Price Paid June, 1956
s. d. s. d. s.d.


Australia
,,
,,9
,,
,,


,,
,,



A e County douincil
Aer T'n- 1 5 r KQ


21% 1967/71
3% 1955/58
3% 1958/60
3% 1963/65
3% 1964/66
3% 1965/67
3% 1975/7,7
31% 1966/61
3)0 1965/69
36% 49g4/59
3t% 961/60
4% 1961/64
6%


B3 og .Corp. 3% j94/4/
Backbum ,, 21% o190/65
Backpool 3% 1957,
Belfast ,, % 1963/60
B6otle 3j% 1958/62
Bradford ,, 3j% 1972/82
British Gas Qtd. 4% 1969/72
British Transport Gtd. 3%/ 1968/73
.. ,, 4% 1972/77
Ceylon 3% 1959/64
S3% 1959
S34% 195&/59
S4% 1965
5% 1960/70
Consols 4% 1957 or after
Conversion Stock 2% 1958/59
S3% 1969
4% 1957/58
Cyprus 31% 1969/71
4% 1956/66
East Africa High Commission 31% 1966/68
) ,, ,,) 31% 1968/70
S. 4% 1968/71
,, 4j% 1964/69


Carried forward


3,396 17 11
96,263 2 7
15,339 5 10
16,124 18 8
3,195 17 2
33,278 10 0
42,217 15 .7
12,394 0 5
37,385 5 2
53,979 18 9
97,719 .2 2
31,000 0 0

100,000 0 0
13,000 ,0 0
7,700 0 .0
712 1 10
3,770 7 11
6,228 16 2
5,996 4 5
617,562 14 5
115,381 1 5
323,474 14 2
16,731 18 0
7,472 3 8
17i168 16 11
18,047 17 2
13,200 0 0
17,397 5 1
199,306 5 3
23,604 18 8
1,265 14 1
108,239 4 1
4,724 5 3
144,820 14 0
53,831 2 1
134,535 16 5
100.000 0 0


2,989 5 4
95,911 13 6
15,147 11 0
15,298 10 7
2,980 2 9
30,990 12 1
37,521 1 0
12,394 0 5
35,235 12 1
54,061 16 1
96,497 12 4
32,046 5 0

100,100 0 0
13,162 10 0
7,170 12 6
712 1 10
3,454 12 6
6,150 19 0
5,718 17 11
642,208 6 8
110,333 2 11
329,696 2 2
16,250 17 2
7,500 4 1
17,383 9 1
20,033 2 5
14,503 10 0
17,038 8 8
198,518 9 8
21,280 6 6
1,250 0 0
95,713 8 5
4,848 5 5
143,372 9 10
48,038 0 1
128,789 12 8
99,500 0 0


2,428
90,487
13,805
12,980
2,572
25,790
29,341
11,154
28,225
50,741
80,618
28,055


100,750 0
12,220 0
6,237 0
694 5
2,978 12
5,543 12
4,617 1
534,191 15
85,958 17
273,336 2
12,799 18
6,762 6
15,881 3
16,152 16
12,210 0
13,482 17
188,344 8
19,710 2
1,246 14
87,132 11
4,180 19
116,580 13
43,334 0
113,682 15
90,500 0


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DESCRIPTION OF STOCK


Brought forward ...


Exchequer
,,


Stock


Federated Malay States
Federation of Malaya
Funding Loan

Stock
Gold Coast


Haynes & Harlington U. D. C.
6% Mortgage Loan 31. 3. 58
Huddersfield Corp. 3
Hull Corp 31
,1 ,, 31
Ilkeston Corp 3
Kenya 21
,, 2
,, 3
,, 4
41
Leeds Corp. 3
Mauritius 3
31
National War Bonds 2
New Zealand 3
3'
,, ,, 3
3|
3|

S ,, 3
5'
Nigeria 3
,, 3
4'
Northern Ireland 31
Northern Rhodesia 3


44
Norwich City of 6%
Mortgage Loan repayable for
a period of 2 years
Palestine Gtd. 3
Portsmouth Corp. 3

Carried forward


2% 196
21% 196
3% 19(
3% 19(
5% 195
3% 196
3% 197
21% 195
3% 195
3% 196
3% 19(
41o/- 19


... ... ...

0 ...
53/64 ...
30 ...
62/63
57 ...
0/70 ...
74/76 ...
6/61 ...
9/69 ...
6/68 ...
3 ...
60/70 ...
...o


/% 1958/63
% 1958/63
;% 1960/70
L% 1959/64
r% 1965/70
'% 1971/76
;% 1973/78
2% 1961/71
,% 1971/78
% 1955/58
% 1957/62
-% 1965/68
% 1954/56
% 1966/68
% 1973/77
L% 1962/65
% 1963/66
%/ 1955/60
L% 1960/64
% 1956/71
% 1975/77
r% 1964/66
% 1963
\% 1968/70
% 1963/65
j% 1955/65
% 1970/72
% 1965/70



% 1962/67
1% 1972/82


500,000 0 0
11,086 14 11
126,225 6 7
573,231 7 4
68,947 8 8
30,964 19 6
166,048 6 11
2,888,210 6 8
50,000 0 0
779,400 8 9
2,188 16 6
1,879 10 5
50,000 0 0

10,000 0 0
6,459 13 4
9,162 15 4
4,993 10 8
135,382 9 2
2,429 10 9
170,488 0 1
10,264 17 11
275,184 4 7
5,389 11 10
5,000 0 0
70,049 15 4
734,193 1 11
17,485 6 9
24,471 13 10
17,265 15 9
735 12 11
20,828 4 11
30,843 1 7
16,000 0 0
31,348 3 7
50,000 0 0
40,331 19 9
4,925 13 1
6,813 12 5
12,670 7 11
338,238 0 10
200,000 0 0
100,000 0 0


6,253 2 10
1,624 14 8


502,109 5 4
9,479 3 4
117,461 3 0
507,309 15 2
69,008 19 5
27,089 16 0
140,437 0 4
2,687,404 13 5
47,000 0 0
668,173 11 5
2,134 2 1
2,015 15 9
50,050 0 0

10,137 10 0
6,483 17 10
8,910 15 10
5,030 19 8
115,582 15 5
2,150 2 10
166,225 16 1
11,034 15 3
274,308 6 2
5,376 2 4
4,950 0 0
68,955 4 9
738,511 0 7
16,479 18 7
21,840 19 9
17,006 16 0
715 8 4
21,140 13 5
31,170 15 9
17,320 0 0
27,821 10 2
48,625 6 2
43,003 19 8
4,771 14 7
6,541 1 6
12,607 0 11
333,587 5 5
200,000 0 0
100,100 0 0


5,831 1 1
1,539 8 8


457,500 0 0
9,368 6 0
119,914 1 3
513,042 1 6
69,116 16 0
21,520 13 2
115,403 12 0
2,628,271 8 1
39,250 0 0
611,829 6 10
1,871 8 11
1,719 15 3
50,791 13 4

8,800 0 0
5,749 2 1
7,421 16 10
4,394 6 2
96,798 9 2'
1,639 18 9
128,718 8 10
9,084 8 8
243,538 0 10
5,200 19 1
4,475 0 0
56,390 1 3
732,357 12 3
13,376 5 8
17,252 10 10
14,244 5 6
592 3 11
19,370 5 4
26,679 5 3
15,520 0 0
22,100 9 4
42,250 0 0
36,903 15 4
3,915 17 11
5,553 2 0
10,833 3 9
268,899 4 10
181,000 0 0
101,166 13 4


5,127 11 6
1,251 0 11


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OFFICIAL GAZETTE


MARCH 4, 1957


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Value at 30th
DESCRIPTION OF STOCK Nominal Value Price Paid June, 1956
s.d. s. d. s.d.


Brought forward ...
Savings Bonds 2% 1954/7 ... ... 154,131 14 6 124,619 15 10 119,452 1 9
3% 1955/65 ... 1,056,748 12 2 1,027,620 2 0 892,952 11 6
3% 1960/70 ... 456,601 8 6 438,169 4 3 349,300 1 10
3% 1965/75 ... 140,289 12 1 130,590 10 10 104,515 15 1
Sierra Leone 31% 1958/63 ... 816 7 10 809 5 0 714 6 10
South Africa 3% 1954/64 ... 6,000 0 0 5,670 0 0 4,950 0 0
S3% 1953/73 ... 9,000 0 0 8,685 0 0 6,885 0 0
S3% 1954/59 ... 1,916 9 8 1,930 17 2 1,782 6 7
Southampton Corp. 3% 1959/64 ... 12,306 14 2 11,660 12 1 10,460 14 0
Southern Rhodesia 31% 1961/66 ... 6,740 0 0 6,731 11 6 5,627 18 0
Southshields Corp. 3% 1956/58 ... 4,072 17 2 4,098 6 3 3,889 11 7
Swansea Corp. 3% 1955/65 ... 3,957 17 0 3,715 8 8 3,205 17 2

Tanganyika 41% 1967/72 ... 178,054 15 8 174,568 16 1 150,456 5 10
Uganda 31% 1966/69 ... 335,944 15 9 298,439 3 10 270,435 11 1
War Loan 3% 1955/59 ... 163,302 4 7 166,846 13 6 155,137 2 4

12,633,366 12 4 12,045,390 10 8 10,954,698 16 11

On deposit in Joint Colonial Fund ... ... ... 1,413,177 11 7 1,413,177 11 7 1,413,177 11 7
On deposit with Accountant General Trinidad &
Tobago ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 8,802 9 0 8,802 9 0 8,802 9 0
Cash-U.K. coins shipped to Crown Agents ... ... 19,348 11 104 19,348 11 104 19,348 11 104

Total ... ... ... ... ... ... 14,074,695 4 9 13,486,719 3 14 12,396,027 9 4j

Conversion at rate of 4/2 to $1.00 ...... ... $67,558,537.15 $64,736,251.95 $59,500,931.85


L. SPENCE,
Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean Currency Board


Headquarters,
British Caribbean Currency Board,
Trinidad.
13th September, 1956.


I YMARCH 4, 19,57


OFFICIAL GAZETTE







6~4ic~AT~ GA~JT~PE


M~Aso~ 4, 1~57


R4s. No. 7/1957 M.P. 5001/S8/T3

HtOtSE OF ASSEMBLY.
'Resolved that the stim of ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND
F6RTY SEVEN DOLLARS Be granted from 'the Public Treasury and
placed at the disposal of the Governor-in-Executive Comnitte tq supple-
ment the Estimates, 1956-57 Part I Curr ht as'shown in the Supplement-
arj iEstiirate, 1956-57. No. 51, which forms'the Schedulb to this Resolution,
and that the Legislative Couricil be invited to concur 'herein, and if con-
curred in,
'ekoliMd that His Exceilecy the Governor te asked to assent and take
thbe hecessary steps t6 give 6ff~ct to this Resolution.
5th February 1957.

H. GORDON CUMMINS,
Speaker.
Concurred in by the Legislative Council the twelfth day of Febru-
ary, 1957.

H. IGMASSIAH,
Senior Member Presiding.
I assent
R. D. A. ARUNDELL,
Governor.
14th February, 1957.

SCHDyULE
Supplementary Esihfte, 195-57 No. 51_

Provision in Provision in Supplementary
Approved Estimates Supplementary Provision
HEAD AND ITEM 1956-57 Estimates Nos. 1-50 Required
OF
APPROVED
ESTIMATES Fixed Voted Fixed Voted Fixed To be
by Law by Law by Law Voted
$ $ $ $ $ $
PART I-CURRENT
HEAD VI-CUSTOMS
26. Ex gratia refund of
Customs Duty .. 309 947()

HEAD X-FIRE BRI-
GADE


21. Travelling Expenses


130.. -


1,600










Res. No. 8/1957 M.P. 3009/S10/T1

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.
Resolved that the sum of THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOL-
LARS be granted from the Public Treasury and placed at the disposal of
the Governor-in-Executive Committee to supplement the Estimates,
1956-57, Part II Capital, as shown in the Supplementary Estimates,
1956-57, No. 52, which forms the Schedule to this Resolution, and that
Ihe Legislative Council be invited to concur herein, and if concurred in,
Resolved that His Excellency the Governor be-asked to assent and
take the necessary steps to give effect to this Resolution.
5th February 1957.

H. GORDON CUMMINS,
Speaker.
Concurred in by the Legislative Council the twelfth day of Febru-
ary, 1957.

H. G. MASSIAH,
Senior Member Presiding.
I assent
R. D. H. ARUNDELL,
Governor.
14th February, 1957.

SCHEDULE

Supplementary Estimates, 1956-57, No. 52


Provision in Provision in Supplementary
Approved Supplementary Provision
Estimates Estimates Required
HEAD AND ITEM 1956-57 Nos. 1-51
OF
EXPENDITURE
Fixed Voted Fixed Voted Fixed To be
by by by Voted
Law Law Law

$ $ $ $ $ $
PART II CAPITAL

B. Available Funds

HEAD V. COMMUNI-
CATIONS

6a. Repairs to Sea-
wall .... .... 10,000 1,700

HEAD VI. MISCEL-
LANEOUS

9. Hurricane Re-
construction:-
Repairs to Sea-
wall .... .... 11,000 1,800


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RETURN OF RAINFALL AT CENTRAL AND DISTRICT POLICE STATIONS FOR THE
WEEK ENDED 18TH FEBRUARY, 1957


STATION


-1- 1- 1--1*---- --


Central Station ...
District "A" Station

"C"
Four Roads Station
District "D" Station

Crab Hill Station
District "F" Station
Belleplaine Station
Holetown ...

AVERAGE ...


-





.06


-

.01


.06
.03
.01
-- I



.02

.01


- I .02


-
.27
.35
.50
.31
.41
.40
.15
.08
*27
.25

.27


.02
-
.03


.04


.55
.03
.04

.07


0
E-1


.02
.27
.38
.51
.31
.49
.62
.18
.64
.30
.33

.37


Police Headquarters,
Bridgetown,
Dated 22nd February,


R. A. STOUTE,
Commissioner of Police,
1957.


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Subsidiary Legislation Supplement No. 11


Supplement to Official Gazette No. 18 dated 4th March, 1957


L.N. 19

By His Excellency Brigadier Sir
Robert Duncan Harris Arundell,
Knight Commander of the Most Dis-
tinguished Order of Saint Michael and
Saint George, Officer of the Most
Excellent Order of the British Empire,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief in
and over the Island of Barbados and
its Dependencies.

&c., &c. &c.

R. D. H. ARUNDELL,
Governor.

WHEREAS by section three of the Bank Holidays
Act, 1905, as amended by the Bank Holidays (Amend-
mient) Act, 1946, it is enacted that the several days in
the Schedule to the said Bank Holidays Act, 1905, and
any other day or days declared to be a bank holiday or
bank holidays by the Governor-in-Executive Committee
from time to time by proclamation in the Official
Gazette shall be kept as close holidays in all Banks in
this Island, and as public holidays at the several public
offices;
AND WHEREAS it is deemed expedient that
Monday, the 25th of February, 1957, not being a day
mentioned in the Schedule to the said Bank Holidays
Act, 1905, shall be kept as a close holiday in all Banks
in this Island and as a public holiday at the several
public offices;
NOW, THEREFORE by virtue of the power and
authority in me vested, I, Brigadier Sir Robert Duncan
Harris Arundell, Knight Comminander of the Most Dis-
tinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George,
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the
Island of Barbados and its Dependencies, do hereby in
Executive Committee declare that Monday, the 25th of
February, 1957, shall be a bank holiday.

Given under my hand and the
Great Seal of the Island of Barbados at
Bridgetown this :fourteenth day of
February, one thousand nine hundred
and fifty-seven and in the Sixth Year
of Her Majesty's Reign.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

By His Excellency's Command.

G. T. BARTON,
Acting Chief Secretary.









32 SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION


L.N. 20


By His Excellency Brigadier Sir
Robert Duncan Harris Arundell, Knight
Commander of the Most Distinguished
Order of Saint Michael and Saiat
George, OMeer of the Most Excellent
Order of the British Empire, Governor
and Commander-in-Chief in and over
the Island of Barbados and its Depend-
eneies.

&e., &e., &c.,


R. D. H. ARUNDELL,
Governor.
A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS by section fifteen of the Public Aeounts
Act, 1955, it is provided that the said Act shall come
into operation on sueh date as the Governor shall, by
Proclamation in the Official Gazette, appoint:
AND WHER AS it is expedient that the said Act
shall come into operation, on the first day of April, onp
thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven:
NOW THEREFORRE by virtue of the power and
authority in me vested, I do hereby appoint the first day
of April, one thousand nine hundred and fiftyeven as
the date on which the said Public Accounts Act, 1.955,
shall come into operation.

Given under my hand and the Qreat
Seal of the IJaod of BarbatL s this
fourth day of alswh, oe thousand
nine hundred and fifty-seven ad in tho
Sixth Year of Her MaJeIty's Beign

GOD SAVE THE QIUERNi

By His Exeea e lcy's Command,

Q T. BAirTON.
Acting Chief Searetawy.


LN. 21


POWER OF DISALLOWANCE


His Excellency the Governor has been notified that
the power of disallowance wfl not be exercised in respect
of the undermentioned Acts;-


Year


1956

1955

1955


Short Title


'The Juvenile Offenders (Amend-
ment Act, 1956.
The Security of Tenure of Small
Holdings Act, 1955.
*The Local Government (Amend-
ment) Act, 1955.


48 1956 .The Chief Judge and Crown Law
Officers Act, 1907.

(M.P. 2059/S.3/T.1)
(M.P. 6/S.19/T.2)
(M.P. 1523/T.2)


No.


16

39

48















VOL. XCII.


I4


SUPPLEMENT TO


*ffrcial


PUBLISHED


BY


AUTHORITY


BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS,


4TH MARCH, 1957


HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

Tuesday, 4th S, pi/. l,"1 r, 1956
Pursuant to the adjournment, the Iouse of
Assembly met at 3 o'clock p.m. today.
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 Commnunications, Works and Housing);
Mr. L. E. SMITH, J.P., (Chairman of Committees);
Hon. R. G. MA.P, (Minister oj Trade, Industry and
Labour); Mr. F. C. GODDARD, (Leader of the
Opposition); Mr. F. E. MILLER, Mr. J. A. IIAYNES.
B.A., Mr. J. C. MOTTLEY; Mr. V. B. VAUGHAN and
flon. C. E. TALMA, (Minister of Agriculture, Lands
and Fisheries).
Prayers were read.
MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meetings which were held
on the 1st and 8th of May, 1956, respectively, having
been printed and circulated, were taken as read and
confirmed.
Messrs. ALLDER, F. L. WALCOTT and Mrs.
BOURNE entered the House and took their seats.
PAPERS LAID
By Command of His Excellency the Governor,
Papers were laid as follows:-
Hon. G. H. ADAMS:
Pensions (Pensionable Offices) (Amendment)
Order, 1956.
Civil Establishment (General) (Amendment)
No. 19 Order, 1956.
Civil Establishment (General) (Amendment)
No. 20 Order, 1956.
Report on the Barbados Fire Service for the
Year, 1955.


Hon. M. E. COX:
Wireless Telegraphy (Amendment) Regulations,
:956.
Post Office Advances for payment of Money
Orders to 30th June, 1956.
REPLIES
Reply to question asked by the honourable junior
member for St. Joseph (Mr. L. E. Smith) on the
19th June, 1956, respecting houses damaged by high
winds on the 15th June, 1956.
GOVERNMENT NOTICES
Government Notices were given as follows-
Hon. G. H. ADAMS:
Resolution to place the sum of $15,342 at the
disposal of the Governor-in-Executive Committee to
supplement the Estimates 1956-57, Part I Current,
as shown in the Supplementary Estimate 1956-57,
No. 23, which forms the Schedule to the Resolution.
Resolution to place the sumn of $51,246 at the
disposal of the Governor-in-Executive Committee to
supplement the Estimates 1956-57 Part I Current
as shown in the Supplementary Estimates 1956-57,
No. 24, which form the Schedule to the Resolution.
Resolution to approve the Pensions (Pensionable
Offices) (Amendment) Order, 1956.
Resolution to approve the Civil Establishment
"General) TAmendment) No. 19 Order, 1956.
Resolution to approve the Civil Establishment
(General) (Amendment) No. 20 Order, 1956.
Hon. G. HI. ADAMS: I should like to give
notice of my intention to move for the suspension of
Rules 88 and 89 in order to deal later in the day
with the Resolution for $15,342 and the Resolution
to approve the Civil Establishment (General)
'Amendment) No. 20 Order, 1956 of which I have
just given notice.
Hon. M. E. COX: Resolution to approve the
Wireless Telegraphy (Amendment) Regulations,
1956.


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PRIVATE MEMBERS' NOTICE

Mr, ALLDER: Mr. Speaker, I beg to give notice
of the following Address:-

The House of Assembly
To
His Excellency the Governor

The House of Assembly having agreed to the
principle of modern Secondary Schools in the Island
-urther request that wherever suitable Buildings
and sites are available, one of such modern Secondary
Schools should be set up in each parish of the Island
The House are aware that there is a suitable
Building in the parish of St. John known as
"Verdun" which has attached to it 13 acres of land
and request, that the Government open negotiation
with the owners of such property for its acquirement
and conversion into a Modern Secondary School.
The House are aware of the' provision of a sum
of money in the 1956-57 Estimates for the setting
up of an open air school in the said Parish and
request that the said money be used in the) purchase
and conversion of the said property known as
"Verdun".
The House feel that this School when set up
would meet the great need of this, and other
adjoining parishes. Thereby, reducing the high cost
of living to those parents who have to send their
children to Bridgetown daily.
The House hope that Your Excellency would
give this Address your favourable consideration.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: Mr. Speaker, I will again
draw the attention of honourable members to the
fact that Addresses of that sort- are going to be
ignored. Look how that Address ends! It ends with
a prayer that the Head of the Administration will
give his favourable consideration to this Address,
when the Head of the Administration is asked to
accept the advice of his Ministers. As far as this
Address is concerned, it is superfluous anyhow,
because if the honourable member had made enquiry
before hand, he would have discovered that the Pub-
lic Works Department has already been examining
the merits of this property called "Verdun."
However, what I really rose to point out is that
an Address of this sort, especially when the honour-
able member purports to tell the Governor what
the policy of this Party should be, is just absurd,
an' he must not be surprised if when he attempts
to get through this Address, the Government votes
against it.
3.25 p.m.
Mr. ALLDER: Mr. Speaker, I think you will
give me permission to reply to the Hon. Premier. It
is true, it has been suggested in a casual manner
ever since Ministerial Status has come about, that
it will be useless for this Place to pass Addresses to
the Head of the Administration, but we have also
noticed that since such casual statements were made,
Addresses have been passed and the Hon. Ministers
have stood and voted although on some occasions
when Addresses did not suit them, they have walked
out. If the Government feels like that, let them
prevent themselves from voting as they like. I would
-ay that Government has not made it possible for
honourable members to move Addresses without that
repeated feeling of rancour.
Mr. VAUGHAN: Mr. Speaker, can I comment
on the Address in a factual manner?
Mr. SPEAKER: There is nothing to speak on.
Mr. VAUGHAN: What I am going to say is
not controversial at all.
Mr. SPEAKER: I repeat: There is nothing to
speak on.


IIon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: Mr. Speaker, I
forgot to give notice just now that it is my intention
next meeting to consider the Money Resolution for
$51,246 of which notice has just been given.

QUESTIONS
Mr. ALLDER: Mr. Speaker, I beg leave to lay
the following questions:-
Mr. O. T. ALLDER: To enquire of the Hon.
Minister of Social Services:-
1. Will the Honourable Minister state whether
the acquirement of land from Society Estates Limit-
ed for the erection of a Bath and Latrine at College
Bottom, St. John, has been completed?
2. If the answer to the above is in the affirma-
tive, will the Government state when will permission
be granted for the erection of such Bath and Latrine
at such place?
3. Is the Government aware that the Sanitary
Commissioners of the parish are desirous that such
services be extended to this District as soon as pos-
sible ?

REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEE
lion. M. E. COX: The Select Committee ap-
pointed to consider and report on the Resolution to
place the sum of $2,000 at the disposal of the Gov'-
ernor-in-Executive Committee to supplement the
Estimates 1956-57, Part I-Current, as shown in
the supplementary Estimate, 1956-57, No. 21 met and
reported, and I have the honour to submit a report
of its findings.
I should like to inform the House that it is my
intention to seek approval of the recommendations of
the Committee at a later stage today.

SUSPENSION OF RULES 88 & 89

Hon. Dr. H. G. CUMMINS: Mr. Speaker, be-
fore proceeding with Order No. 1, as the Hon. Pre-
mier has intimated earlier that he intends to ask
leave to move the suspension of Rules 88 & 89 in or-
der to proceed with a Money Resolution of which
notice was given earlier, I do formally ask leave
that Rules 88 & 89 be now suspended.
Mr. ALLDER: Mr. Speaker, I should like to
state--
Mr. SPEAKER: Will the honourable member
allow me to put the question? The question is that
leave be granted to move the suspension of Rules
88 & 89.
Mr. GODDARD: Is this motion with respect to
the Resolution which Government intends to deal
with today and of which notice has just been given?
Mr. SPEAKER: Yes. The Resolution for
$15,342.
Mr. GODDARD: Certainly, Mr. Speaker, this
Resolution could have been circulated in time for
honourable members to study it. You come in here
and you are told by Government that they intend to
deal with something which they just brought in and
right away they proceed to deal with it, which means
that you have to study it the same moment you re-
ceive it. We have complained of that on many oc-
casions already. It is true the Order Paper is very
light and the Government may want to do something
today. It is just a matter of my registering a pro-
test in having to deal with this Resolution immedi-
ately.
Mr. ALLDER: Mr. Speaker, that is just what
I rose to say when you stopped me to put the question.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: Mr. Speaker, I apologise
over the fact that honourable members did not have
this Resolution circulated to them earlier. I am sor-


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ry that the necessary steps were not taken at the
office to get this Resolution circulated to honourable
members before. It is true we did not meet last
Tuesday. However, this matter is absolutely urgent
if we are to go on with Local Government in the
time we hope to do. It is necessary because we have
to get Valuation Officers to get the rates fixed. As
it is, it is going to take months to get the rates fixed.
There are three documents in honourable mem-
bers' hands: (1) an Order to establish these posts;
(2) a Resolution to approve of the Order; and (3)
a Money Resolution for the sum needed to establish
these five permanent Valuation Officers.
I may say that the Commissioner of Income Tax
is going to be the Chief Valuation Officer. He is due
to go on leave soon and it is very essential that we
pass these things today in order that he may be able
within a week at the latest to have his Valuation
Officers. Again, I apologise to the honourable mem-
bers. It may be that certain things have presented
this Resolution from being circulated earlier.
There being no objection, leave was granted
the honourable member.
4.35 p.m.
Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: Mr. Speaker,
I beg to move that Rules 88 & 89 be now suspended.
Hon. M. E. COX: I beg to second that.
The question was put and resolved in the affirm-
ative without division.

COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY

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 and that it be
an instruction to the House while in Committee of
Supply to consider the Resolution for $15,342.
Hon. M. E. COX: I beg to second that.
The question was put and resolved in the affir-
mative without division.
Mr. SPEAKER left the Chair and the House
went into Committee of Supply, Mr. SMITH being
in the Chair.

Supplementary Estimates No. 23
Income Tax Dept.

Hon. G. H. ADAMS: Mr. Chairman, I propose
to deal with this first because it is a matter of more
urgency than the first on the Order Paper. If hon-
ourable members have had the time to read the Ad-
dendum to the Order, the effect of this Order is to
change the title of the Income Tax and Death Duties
Department to the Department of Inland Revenue,
and to create certain additional posts in that Depart-
ment. As I said this Order is almost entirely due
to the fact that we have got to get on with review-
ing the new system and laying rates for the new
Government.
Mr. F. L. WALCOTT: Mr. Chairman, rising
on a point of order, you can clearly see we are a
little bit out of step. If you are going to agree with
this, it is obvious you will have to pass the Order
first because the money only deal with the offices you
have created. These are new offices as you see here
in the Addendum to the Resolution which vou are
going to pass; and these new offices have not yet been
created. You have new offices in your hands but as a
matter of proper sequence the House should pass
the Order first and create the new posts in accord-
ance with the Civil Establishment Order; because
you should never pass money for new posts until
they are created, and if you are not aware of it, I
will draw it to your attention. You are going to cre-
ate the posts of a Chief Valuation Officer, two


Grade 1 Valuation Officers, two Grade 2 Valuation
Officers and the post of Steno-typist, so that if you
pass the money Resolfutions now before the Order,
you are telling the House that they must agree to
the Order, while the proper procedure would be to
pass the Order and then the itesolution.
lion. G. H. ADA-MS: Mr. Chairman, more
tian once we have put on the Estimates something
entirely new, and I have told the House that the
Order has been made or will be made in due course
and passed on to the House to be dealt with among
the various Items of the Estimates. If they feel
the Order should be made first or that the Order
having been made should get the assent of the House,
that has been more than once agreed to. After all,
the Ordei is made and it is up to the House to agree
to it or not to agree to it. In this particular circum-
stance, I repeat, this is nothing new. It is a matter
where the House will agree or not agree. It is noth-
ing new to come here and ask for money to pay for
a post which has not yet been created, but if the
House says "we are not going to agree", you do not
pasi it and the Order is not made. But it is not even
as vague as that. As it stands now, the Order exists
and everybody has agreed to the principle of Valua-
tion Officers in the Maude Bill, and that the Income
Tax Commissioner should be Chief Valuation Officer;
and this is merely to say we are carrying out the
principle. The Act is there to be brought into opera-
tion and it has been passed by Legislation making
provision for this. These Resolutions are formal and
I suggest we are wasting time if we have to come
back to the House and then the Committee. This is
not the first time the. House has agreed to a matter
of this sort. 1 do not think there could be anybody
in this House who would want to waste time which
wculd mean stopping this and then coming back for
the House to agree to the Order and then coming to
the Committee again with the Resolution.
Mr. CRAWFORD: On a point of order, Sir, it
is not a question of wasting time; it is a question
of observing correct procedure. It is not fair to
compare the circumstances of a case like this appear-
ing in the Estimates with a case appearing in the
Supplementary Estimates, for the simple reason
that it may happen that during consideration or
preparation of the Estimates, the Government may
not have had time to prepare all the Orders necessary
For the creation of new posts. But this is entirely
different. Here you have Government coming down
saying certain new posts must be created and simul-
taneously telling them they want money to pay new
posts if and when they are created. If the honour-
able member wants to be gracious and acquire the
nfll support of the House, let him admit that he is
wrone in proceeding with the Order first, and now
that it has been drawn to his attention, do not let
him say we are w'astin the time of the House.
Mr. F. L. WALCOTT: When I spoke just now
I was not dealing then with the stubborness of the
Hon. Premier, because he is never wrong; he is al-
ways right. The analogy he drew had nothing to do
with this case today because he was asking for special
permission not only to deal with the Resolution in
all its stages today. What I wanted to draw to the
attention of the Premier is that this is a Resolution
to approve an Order: the first Resolution sets up
posts, another amends the Income Tax Act, and
the third Resolution provides an amount of money
for the offices. You, Mr. Chairman, and the Premier
are saying it does not make any difference: I am
saying it does because if you have these Orders being
passed like that, the Estimates is no analogy because
in dealing with the Estimates we accept the principle
of voting" money for new posts, and it is better to do
it this way rather than not knowing what the money


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is being spent on, or to have to come back to the
House to deal with it. How can there be money for
new posts in the budget before the Orders are made I
If you want ten thousand dollars for new posts,
you put the new posts in the Estimates and you vote
for it through a Supplementary vote. As you know,
Mr. Chairman, the policy adopted is that when you
need a new post you say you need it and Legislation
has to be agreed to for the new Orders made. I am
saying it is irregular on this particular occasion,
but the Premier is going to accuse us of wasting time
because we know it is not being done the right way.
You can reverse the Speaker from the present posi-
tion to the back of the gallery, and have him enter
the Assembly from the opposite entry to the one now
used, but it does matter in the sense that we are
accustomed to the seat being in its present- position
and you do not want to come here and see it facing
the other way; so if anyone has reached the stage
that he cannot do anything wrong, God help him.
4.45 p.m.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: The Law today which
has been passed by this House provides for Valuation
Officers. In a formal way, you have to deal with the
matter by a Civil Establishment Order, and we are
asking the House to vote the money now. [Mr.
CRAWFORD: It is irregular]. This is a purely
formal matter; this Legislature has passed an Act
saying that there shall be Valuation Officers run
by the Income Tax Department, and you start work-
ing by creating an Order under the Act and by
passing a Civil Establishment Order. The post oE
Chief Secretary exists by Law today; all you have
to do, is to get an Order made and publish it in the
Official Gazette.
It is sheer ignorance to say that this procedure
is out of order. I am not putting the cart before the
horse; the Law already provides for Valuation
Officers, and this is the formal way of getting the
money to pay them.
Mr. F. L. WALCOTT: On a point of Order.
Why does the Hon. Premier go on talking about
the Law? The Hon. Premier is a Lawyer, but under
the Laws of this Island, the Governor cannot appoint
any Officer until this Resolution is passed. You
create the post under the Act, but it must be put in
an Order. We are not quibbling about the creation
of the post; we are saying that instead of asking
that this Resolution be passed, the first thing you
have to do, is to pass the Order, and the Reselution
to approve the Order is a matter of course. If it
were not so, you would not have this Order and
then the Resolution; the fact that the Hon. Premier
has to bring down two Resolutions, shows that you
cannot appoint any of these Valuation Officers
until you have passed the Order. To go by what the
Hon. Premier is saying, you would only have to
bring down the Resolution.
lHon. G. H. ADAMS: I repeat that we have
already passed the Law establishing the post of
Valuation Officers in order to carry out the Local
Government Act; this is purely a formal way of
getting them appointed. This is just carrying out
the terms of the Act, Section 69 and 146 of which
have been mentioned in the Addendum to this Re-
solution to approve the Order.
Mr. F. L WALCOTT: I would like to draw
to your attention, Mr. Chairman, that an Order is
also established by the Law of this Island. Whether
we pass an Act or not, the Order establishing a post
has to be passed by the Legislature, because that
is the means of creating posts in this Island. Under
the Laws of this Island, the Government can come
down tomorrow and appoint somebody. You have


this post of Stenographer-Typist; if you look at the
Order, you will see: "XXV11 General Service for
Item 2, Substitute '2 Stenographer-Typist $624 X
48 1,200, 51,"' which means that you are adding
a Stenograplher-Typist to the Civil Service of Bar-
bados, and you are not doing that by the Act which
u on have passed in respect of the Valuation Officers,
but by the Order which you are passing today. This
Order also includes the amount of money which you
are going to use under this Resolution.
It is not a question ot passing a Resolution
and creating the post; this Order will create a
Stenographer-Typist which you did not have before,
and this comes in the same Order in which you.are
adding Officers to the Income Tax and Death Duties
Department. You have passed an Order creating
the number of people which you are having in a
post; it is not a matter Mr. Chairman, of what you
rule and what you do not rule: it is purely a matter
of commonsense and everyone can see that if you
are creating new posts the position would be to have
your Order creating the new post passed and then
the Money Resolution would follow. Anyone other
than the Premier can see that.
If you look at the Act by which the Legislature
agreed to have these Valuation Officers, you will
not find anything in that Act giving approval for
the post of Stenographer-typist; you could not ap-
point a Stenographer to the permanent establishment
of the Island unless you have the Order creating
the post. All I am saying is that you should have
the Order creating the post before you have the
Resolution. This is purely a matter of procedure
and regularity because the Stenographer-typist
stands in the same position as the other two officers.
If you say that a mistake has been made, then that
is alright; but if you say that other people are talk-
ing nonsense, then you have reached the stage in
which you can do whatever you like.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: This office has been created
by statute but you have to deal with it by a Civil
Establishment Order. You are not repealing the
Act, or repealing some of the Sections. It is not a
matter where you start dc novo and create a post
in the Estimates or otherwise; this is a question of
something which exists by law and I repeat that
this is purely a formal matter.
Mr. F. L. WALCOTT: I am not saying that
this is not a formal matter.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: Mr. Chairman, I am on
my feet.
Mr. F. L. WALCOTT: I am speaking on a
point of Order. Even in a formal matter there should
be some procedure. What I am saying is that the
honourable member cannot say that although the
posts of Valuation Officers have been created by the
Act, in respect of the Stenographer-typist the Gov-
ernment has not got to come down with an Order
and say how many Sttenographer-typists they want.
Now you cannot appoint any person to any post until
the Order creating the post has been made. The
Act which has been passed by the Legislature must
be implemented in accordance with the Act which
gives the Government the power to create a post
under an Order. The Order creating the post must
be dealt with in a formal way before you deal with
the .Resolution. That is all I am saying.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: Mr. Chairman, I shall
proceed with this matter. As honourable members
will see. the sums are set out here in the Addendum
to the Resolution. Under the Local Government
Act, the term "Valuation Officer" includes "Ser-
vant". You can include a Stenographer-typist.
Janitor or anybody else in that term "Servant".
The only thing new with which we are dealing in
this Resolution is to change the name of the Depart-


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mnent, but the Act, has already been passed. If hon-
ouraole members will read the Addendum to this
lUesolution tney will see that we do not know, nor
is it possible for us to say, if five or seven oficers
are enough to start with.
We may not need all five Valuation Officers on
a permanent basis but obviously- -
4.56 p.m.
Mr. ORAWFORD: Mr. Chairman, I rise on a
point of Order. Will you give me your ruling?
Mr. CHAIRMAN: There is nothing to rule on.
Mr. CRAWFORD: Mr. Chairman, the position
is this: the Hon. Premier himself admits that the
Addendum to the Resolution refers to the Order
and that he does not know yet how many Valuation
Officers are needed.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: I said on a permanent
basis; because obviously we would need more to start
with than to carry on in the future.
Mr. CRAW ~' 01i: If you do not know how
many you need, how can you say there will be created
the following additional posts for that department:-
1 Chief Valuation Officer,
2 Valuation Officers, Grade I
2 Valuation Officers, Grade II,
1 Stenographer-Typist.
Section 69 of the local Government Act says
that valuation lists shall be prepared and amended
by valuation officers at the times, in accordance with
tne conditions and subject to the rights as to objec-
tion and appeal as specified in this Part of the Act.
Now, what Section 146 says is this: "valuation
officer" means any person for the time being hold-
ing the office of valuation officer established by order
made under the Civil Establishmrnent Act, 1949."
In other words, no ''valuation officer" exists until
the Order has been passed and the IHon. Premier is
deliberately misleading the House that under the
Act we have provision for valuation officers; there-
fore, we can proceed to pass money to pay them be-
fore we pass the Act. That is not true. Section 69 of
the Act only claims that these valuation officers will
bave fresh duties and Section 146 says what their
duties are; but the fact that their duties are defined
under the Act does not mean that you have created
them.
The Hon. Premier himself says that he does
not know how many we need. The Order which has
been given notice of will tell the Legislature how
many officers we need. We must create the posts first,
and after we have done that, we can then proceed
to vote money for the posts we have created. If we
pass the Order after we have passed the money,
then the Act is wrong.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: You have an Act which
says that there will be a Police Commissioner and
forty constables. That makes sense, but formally
before you appoint these Valuation Officers you must
pass a Civil Establishment Order. The Local Gov-
ernment Act says that in order to prepare valuation
lists, you must create posts of valuation officers and
then it describes what their duties are. You must
have an interpretation section and in that section
you say that a "valuation officer" means any per-
son for the time being holding the office of valuation
officer established by order made under the Civil Es-
tablishment Act, 1949." The Act creates the position
of valuation officers to prepare valuation lists and
then having said "valuation officer", you do not
know who a valuation officer is until you put him in
the interpretation section.
I will draw to the attention of the Committee
that it obviously means that with this new venture
we may need four, five or six valuation officers' but
it is reasonable to assume that we will need more
to start with. Mr. Marriott is the person appointed


to run the show. He is the only person who has prac-
tical experience of valuation; not even Mr. Light-
burn although this gentleman has a world of expe-
rience in Local Government. Because that is so, we
have considered that it is right that Mr. Marriott
should do the valuation and so on. It follows as a
consequence that we must make provision for these
valuation officers and fix their salaries. These are the
salaries which we are fixing for them.
I repeat: to attempt to suggest that this is
something new and that we are doing it the wrong
way around is not an accurate statement. I there-
fore beg to move that this Resolution for the sum
of $15,342 do now pass.
Hon. M. E. COX: I beg to second that.
Mr. CRAWFORD: Mr. Chairman, before you
put the question, I merely want to say putting it
mildly that we are disappointed in your failing to
give a ruling.
Mr. CHAIRMAN: I asked you if there was
something for me to give a ruling on as I did not
see anything on which to give a ruling.
Mr. CRAWFORD: Why did you ask me when
the honourable senior member for St. Michael also
asked you?
I want to draw to the attention of yourself and
the Committee that according to Section 146 of the
Local Government Act, an officer is not a valuation
officer until he has been created by the Order. The
Section says that "Valuation officer'" means any
person for the time being holding the office of valu-
ation officer established by order made under the
Civil Establishment Act, 1949." In other words,
Mr. Chairman, so long as no post is' established by
order, no valuation officer exists; therefore, this Com-
mittee is voting money for posts which do not legally
exist.
Mr. F. L. WALCOTT,: Mr. Chairman, before
this question is put, I want to say that by this action
which we are doing today we are creating such a
dangerous precedent that you ultimately will nulli-
fy the whole purpose of what a Civil Establishment
Order means. I wish to draw to the attention of the
Committee what is the purpose of a Civil Establish-
ment Order. It should be made clear to this Chamber
that originally, before the Civil Establishment Order
was created by an Act of this Island, every single
post that was created was sent down to be created
by an amendment to the Act. That was the position
as existed in the old days. In the old days, every
time you wanted to appoint a boy in the Civil Ser-
vice, you had to amend the Civil Service Act. We
have changed that to the position that you make an
Order to create a post; therefore, you do not pass
an Act, for example, to say that there must be 137
Clerks. What you do now is this: the Government
can come down with a Resolution to approve an
Order to amend the Civil Establishment Ord r;
that is to say, they can come with an Order to make
provision for an additional stenographer-typist.
In this case, you are providing for valuation
officers before those posts are created. They cannot
come into operation until you put them in a Civil
Establishment Order and the Legislature gives ap-
proval. But you have not done that yet. By your
action today, Mr. Chairman, you have allowed a
Resolution to pass for the payment of posts which
have not yet been created: and that means, in the
future, should there be any controversial Order to
be passed, say, the Government may require ten
clerks which the House may think is unnecessary,
without any explanation, you allow the Resolution
to pay them to pass and then when you go to the
House to approve of tihe posts you get the argu-


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ment that you have not reduced the amount of money
.to pay them.
,5.0O p.m.
It is purely a matter of procedure because you
start in the House before you go to Committee; and
we could have done it in the I-ouse without going to
Committee, and when passed in the House it would
be regarded as a formal matter because when it went
to Committee it would be passed without further
debate. There was nothing to rule on and that is your
judgement, and in constitutional practice we have to
abide by your judgment; but it does not mean you
are necessarily right. I will counsel you that Parlia-
ment is a serious business and it reflects on all in
here who hold responsibility for the conduct of
parliamentary procedure, and you need to be aware
of the importance of parliamentary business. It is
later than you think.
Mr. E. D. MOTTLEY: Mr. Chairman, I differ
somewhat from the other members of the Opposition.
I am not worried about the question of which should
come first.. I would support the Leader of the
Opposition in opposing this without giving us a little
further notice because it can be argued that it is not
an ordinary Resolution; and with a Resolution of
this sort, one should have been given some time to
refresh one's memory on the Bill. That is why I
would oppose it. I have always given opportunity to
the Government when it is necessary to do any
Resolution or anything else without giving us notice
when it is an emergency, but surely in this case one
can hardly say it is an emergency, but without giving
us an opportunity to refresh our memory on the
sections to which this would apply is asking us to
do too much. The Leader of the Opposition offered
much protest and he was defeated. Now, Sir, what
I am concerned with is this, if I may term it, new
dispensation with reference to making an amend-
ment to the Income Tax and Death Duties Depart-
ment, in the salaries: Chief Valuation Officer $4,320
two other Valuation Officers $2,280 x 120 3,000.
then two more Valuation Officers $1,800 x 120 -
$2,400. You know, Mr. Chairman, you are creating
these new posts which are to take the posts of
Assessors under the old Act. They are going to take
the place of the Assessors and the salaries are less
than what the Assessors got, and you are asking us to
appoint a man in a responsible position where he
has got to value property in this island and at a
salary which will leave him open to temptation. What
is $150 a month for a Valuation Officer? That is
somewhat of a scandal and a joke. I counsel the
Premier and I do not know who put it up, surely
not the Commissioner to review the salary scale.
What sort of man do you expect to get at $150 going
to $200 a month? Surely if you are bringing this
now. the Salaries Commissioner has not reported and
so it will come under review again. Why bring it
here at this stage? Whatever the Revenue might be,
take the present salaries. Are you going to pay a
Valuation Officer at $150 a month going to $2300?
Never mind what you are going to pay the senior
Valuation Officer, I am opposed to the 400 differ-
ence in salary between the senior Valuation Officer
whose duty is to be a Valuation Officer and the other
Valuation Officers at $150 a month. This leads to
further study and I counsel honourable members
that it is not good enough to see this before us. It
is a serious and important matter when you consider
you are going to change the entire system of Local
Government and to take the place of Assessors you
are appointing people to permanent offices at $150
a month going to $200 a month. May I tell the Cham-
'her today they get much better salaries than this,
and those who do not are only working part time?
You are making the jobs whole time and offering
them $150 a month. I think it is scandalous and


you are opening people to temptation. You are doing
this not only tor the purposes of Local Government
taxation but for the general purposes of taxation in
respect of Income Tax. That is a fact, and if you
look through the Bill you will see it, because when
the Vaiuation Officers are finished, people who own
property must make returns in income Tax; and if
the Government is serious about appointing people
they should pay them proper salaries. It is under-
stood that they are going to be local people from the
salaries that appear here. I understand from the
IPremier that the salaries will be reviewed by
the Salaries Commissioner, and I have got to accept
that; but I have been hearing via the grape vine
that the Committee will report in time for elections
v.hich are just around the corner, and if I were in
his place I would adopt the same policy and report
in time for elections. What I am worried about is
how you are goirl, to get this before the Salaries
Commissioner. It is very rare that this Chamber
criticises salaries, but today those of us who have
any acquaintance with what this means must criticise
the salary of $150 to $200 and wonder what type
of people you are going to get, because those you
appoint are going to be open to temptation. I repeat
it is a tremendous responsibility because it is for the
purpose of the entire revenue of the island for Income
Tax purposes. I suggest that honourable members
do not let it go by lightly. I differ from the members
of the Opposition on the question as to which should
c.omn first, and I should; put it this way: it is not of
great importance to me because I do appreciate in
the Bill you have established, so to speak, the posts
in the Bill, and although the posts have not yet been
created, it must be taken for granted that they will
be created; but I am afraid I have got the suggestion
to make-and T do not know if the Premier will still
accept-that this should be postponed (a) first of all
because we have not had the opportunity of refresh-
ing our memory with what is in the Bill, and few
honourable members would be able to get up and
speak on it unless they were in touch with Mr.
Lightburn in dealing with this matter. We in the
Opposition always give the Government an oppor-
tunity to do these things when there is an emergency.
but in this matter it cannot be argued that it is an
emergency and therefore I think it should be
postponed.
The second point for the postponement of this
matter would be that I am not at all satisfied that
the Government, or those who made the recommen-
dations to the Government, have given sufficient and
serious' thought to this matter. If this matter is to be
reviewed by the Salaries Commissioner now, what
is the point of bringing it down here at.this time?
Let the matter be dealt with and brought before us
once and for all. In these circumstances, I am mov-
ing that the further consideration of this Resolution
be postponed.
5.15 p.m.

Mr. F. L. WALCOTT: Mr. Chairman, by this
procedure you have allowed the honourable senior
member for the City to speak on the Order; he was
not speaking on the Resolution at all. If the honour-
able member had been dealing with the Order, it
could have been pointed out to him that it might be
a very good thing that these salaries are what they
are. What the honourable member has been speak-
ing on for the whole time is the Order and not the
Resolution because all the Resolution deals with is
the amount in the Order. When you have dealt with
the Order the Resolution just follows; whatever de-
bate you have, you have it on the Order. Nobody dis-
cusses the Resolution after you pass the Order be-
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ter to get on and agree with the Order and postpone
the Resolution.
lion. G. II. ADAMS: In view of the fact that the
honourable senior member for the City has asked a
simple question, it would not take long to answer
him. The honourable member has been extremely
helpful to Mr. Lightburn in everything during the
course of making his recommendations. You are put-
ting this question of assessment in the hands of the
Income Tax Commissioner; two Assessment Officers
are already in existence in the Income Tax and
Death Duties Department in the scale of $2,280 x 120
-3,000. We say that we may need, and we do need,
Assistant Officers put in two grades; therefore. in
order to get the grade below, you put them at this
salary $1,800 x 120-2,400. You are really only
adding to the list; you are creating the post of Chief
Valuation Officer and therefore you should go above
the maximum of $3,000 for the higher post and go to
$2,400 for the lower post. The honourable member
will be able to refresh his memory. The Act says how
the valuation has to be made; you post it up for 21
days for public inspection. If a man is rated at $40
and another is rated at $50, he can object to his
valuation being too high and to the other man's valu-
ation being too low; therefore where is the tempta-
tion in respect of the Valuation Officer? The honour-
able member's fear falls to the ground.
Mr. Godsall, the Salaries Commissioner, is deal-
ing with the matter of salary revision. Mr. Marriott,
the Income Tax Commissioner, is going on leave
shortly and we are asking him to forego going on
leave in order to get through with this matter. This
is a matter of urgency; I would not say it is a ques-
tion of an emergency; this gentleman's contract is
coming to an end and we are trying to ask him to
get on with the job. He is the only person who has
had previous experience in the matter of valuation.
Honourable members know that this will be a matter
of months and months and we do not want the Local
Government Act to be postponed indefinitely.
Mr. F. L. WALCOTT: Mr. Chairman, why is
it that we are dealing with this Resolution and you
are permitting this friendly conversation between
the Hon. Premier and the honourable senior member
for the City? The Hon. Premier has answered the
question in connection with the Order dealing with
Assessment Officers and Valuation Officers. At this
time the Government could not work on the hypothe-
sis that these Officers are going to be paid at rates
higher than what they are at now, and therefore you
have to send down the salaries of these Officers at
what they stand today and leave it to the Salaries
Commissioner to say what should be paid for these
posts. However, you are not dealing with this Order
at all; you are dealing with the Resolution. What I
am saying is that during the consideration of this
Order the opportunity would have been given to
honourable members to discuss all these things which
you, Mr. Chairman, have allowed the Hon. Premier
to discuss, and the Resolution which would be re-
garded as a formal matter would be dealt with after
the Order.
Even although you might pass this Resolution
for $15,342. these posts cannot be implemented un-
der the Acts of Barbados until the Order creating
the posts has been appointed by the Legislature; but
Mr. Chairman, you have allowed this friendly con-
versation to take place between the Hon. Premier
and the honourable senior member for the City on
the very thing to which the Hon. Premier objected
but which should have been dealt with first. The
Hon. Premier has answered the honourable senior
member for the City as to what these Assessment
Officers' salaries should be; he had also given the


honourable member the satisfaction of debating the
Ordar and he has replied to questions dealing with
the Order, which Order is not before the Committee.
Mr. E. D. MOTTLEY: Mr. Chairman, I am
always after a friendly conversation. I am courage-
ous enough to say when I am convinced about a
point of view, but I will say that the Hon. Premier
has not convinced me at all. We know that there are
Assessment Officers attached to the Income Tax De-
partment, but I am here to tell the Hon. Premier
that the duties may be similar in some ways and
quite different in others. The Government has taken
as the basis for fixing these salaries the fact that you
have Assessment Officers, but what are the duties of
these Officers? In some eases their duties may be
more technical than in others; they have to prepare
balance sheets, arrive at the amounts to be paid and
what not.
I am absolutely sure, I am not wondering about
it, that there is a great difference between one job
and the other; and Mr. Lightburn and Mr. Marriott
ire bound to tell me so. The Assessment Officer which
Soou have in your Income Tax Department sits in
his office and makes out Income Tax Report. He
deals with the individual himself or with his auditor.
There is a big, big difference between the Assessment
Officer and the Valuation Officer. The Hon. Premier
told you just now that if a Valuation Officer rates a
property adjacent to another at more than the other,
anybody can object. Let me say that it may be
perfectly legal to rate one higher than the other,
though they be side by side. Today, you have legal
luminaries who differ as to whether a property
should be rated on the actual rental value, if inflated,
or on what is in the opinion of the Valuation Officer
that property is worth. For the Hon. Premier to get
up and say that is not good enough and it is for
that reason I suggest that if yo-i are going to have
these Valuation Officers (they will be appointed;
you are changing over from one to the other),
there is a big difference between them and Assess-
ment Officers. As I have said, an Assessment Officer
sits down in the Office of the Income Tax Commis-
sioner and reviews the returns of a taxpayer and
what not. With the Valuation Officer, it will be a
different thing; therefore when you state that your
standard of a Valuation Officer is in accordance with
that of an Assessment Officer you are wrong.
What I am saying is that there is no reason
why you should pay Valuation Officers a salary un-
der that which you pay Assessment Officers. You
shouldd not go under that at all. I cannot see any
responsible person who is appointed a Valuation
Officer working for a salary of $150 per month. The
Hon. Premier has said that while the creation of
these posts is not an emergency, it is a necessity at
the moment: and because of that, he wants to get
this Resolution put through today. I would like
to say that on several occasions I have dealt with
this matter of valuation not only with the Income
Tax Commissioner but with Mr. Lightburn and I am
sure that both of those gentlemen will say that valu-
ation is a very hard job to perform. I cannot ima-
gine, with the standard of things what it is in Bar-
bados that you will put the salary of a valuation offircr
at $150 per month. What I see happening in the In
come Tax Department is that you take youngsters with
IHigher Certificates in Mathematics and you put
them in the position of a Long Grade Clerk, just slight
ly above the position of a Cadet, and put them to do
the job of Assessment Officer. Is right? Of course
it is a question of dealing with figures and he has
the help of the Income Tax Commissioner and the
Death Duties Officers who are trained men. But what
is the position as regards these Valuation Officers?
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is not the same thing as regards the Assessment
Officers. These niew Officers are coming under the
aegis of the Income Tax Commissioner, and in due
course will be streamlined into certain directions.
There is no reason why because you have the salaries
fixed for your Assessment Officer and you feel that
you should not step above that for the payment of
"valuation Officers, that you should take Long Grade
Clerks and put them to do the job of a Valuatiou
Officer. Valuation Officers, I repeat, are not the
same as Assessment Officers.
Sir, I am moving that this Resolution be post-
poned for further consideration. The Hon. Premier
has said that the whole of the Income Tax Depart-
ment will come under the review of the Salaries
Commissioner. If thisDepartment is coming under
his review, and there is no emergency and no
necessity for these posts immediately, then we should
postpone this Resolution. [A VOICE: The Hon.
Premier says that this is an immediate necessity.]
If there is a necessity for it immediately, you can
postpone it today, and bring it next Tuesday when
you will have discussed it further with your Income
Tax Commissioner.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: Mr. Chairman, if I should
be allowed to interrupt the honourable member, let
me ask: where do you think Government got these
figures except from Mr. Lightburn and Mr. Marriott ?
Mr. E. D. MOTTLEY: Of course, Mr. Chairman,
> ou know that when the Salaries Commissioner cones
to review salaries, that somebody writes his recom-
mendations before he comes into the Island. In most
eases, he knows exactly from where he must begin.
He knows he must begin from the top.
1 am at a loss to understand how the Income
Tax Commissioner could recommend these salaries.
1 do not want to give away anything but I do not
know how to believe it. I am suggesting to you that
you go back to the Executive with this matter because
Here is something wrong with it. The Government had
asked that a panel of advisers should be appointed
to discuss with and advise the Commissioner. I do
not know if the\ Hon. Premier remembers that. All
these matters were discussed. I cannot see how they
arrive at these figures. Postpone it, and bring it back
next Tuesday after you have discussed it again in
Executive. Actually, the Assessors whom you have
attached in these posts work for much more than
$200.00 per month, and a lot of them are part time
at that. I now beg to move that this Resolution be
postponed for further consideration.
Mr. GODDARD: I beg to second that.
Mr. CHAIRMAN: The question is that this
Resolution do now pass.
Mr. E. D. MOTTLEY: How can you put that
question when I moved that this Resolution be now
postponed for further consideration?
Mr. CHAIRMAN: I did not know that it wa.s
seconded.
The question that this Resolution be now post-
poned for further consideration was put and resolved
in the negative, the Committee dividing as follows-
Ayes: Mr. Tudor, Mr. Barrow, Mr. Crawford,
Mr. Allder, Mr. E. D. Mottley and Mr. Goddard.-6.
Noes: Hon. G. H. Adams, Hon. Dr. Cummins,
Hon. M. E. Cox, Hon. C. E. Talma, HIon. R. G.
Mapp, Mrs. Bourne, Mr. Holder, Mr. Bryan, Mr.
Vaughan, Mr. Miller, and Mr. J. C. Mottley.-11.
Mr. Barrow rose to speak.
5.55 p.m.
Mr. CHAIRMAN: Does the hon. member want
to sneak on the Resolution?
Mr. BARROW I am sneaking on the Resolution.
Mr. Chairman. under the Civil Establishment Order
1949-5. which if the hon. members of the Government
are able to read. I doubt very much they can ....


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Mr. CHAIRMAN: What are you speaking on
now;
Mr. BARROW; I am speaking on the Resolu-
tion which I hope Your Honour has read. I am giving
you the background. ...
MIVr. CHAIRMAN: Are you speaking on the
Civil Establishment Order?
Mr. BARROW :Mr. Clerk, will you show him
the Resolution? As I was saying, Sir, under the
Civil Establishment Order 1949-5, I am just giving
Your Honour a clear picture of the situation which
concerns us at this moment. Under Section 3, sub-
section 1, it states "it shall be lawful for the Gov-
ernor-in-Executive Committee from time to time by
order to establish offices in the public service of
this island.;" and other matters set out in the same
section of the Civil Establishment Act, 1949-5.
Now in the Resolution which the hon. member
is trying to foist on reluctant members of this Cham-
ber, we are not objecting so much to the voting of
money in order to implement the provisions of the
Local Government Act, Section 69 and Section 146,
but if we look at all the relevant Legislation it will
be clear to anyone but the recalcitrant member for
St. Joseph who is known as the Premier, that they are
putting the cart before the horse. In Section 69 of the
Local Government Act, it states that "valuation lists
shall be prepared and amended by valuation officers
at the times, in accordance with the conditions and
subject to the rights as to objection and appeal speci-
fied in this Part of this Act," but Section 69 did,
not define the valuation officer. We then have to turn
to Section 146 of the Local Government Act which
is the Interpretation Clause, and indeed, I cannot
even say the penultimate clause, because there are two
more sections at the end, and this, Mr. Chairman, is
also putting the cart before the horse, as the member
is so fond of doing, by putting the interpretation
clause at end instead of at the beginning (but nobody
has accused him of being a good draftsman, not
even in the Police Courts in making out complaints)
but when we read the interpretation clause which has
been added on as an after-thought at the end of the
Local Government Act (and this is something concern-
ing Local Government itself, and indeed so irrevocably
bound up with Local Government Act, that we ar"
placing the Income Tax Office and the Local Govern-
ment Act on the same anomalous location in the
island) but to return to the point the valuatior
officer has been described in Section 146 of the
Local Government Act as "any person for tho
time being holding the 'office' of valuation officer
established by order made under the Civil EIta-
bhshment Act 1949" to which I have already
referred. I should like to read that again because it
is very important. "Valuation officer means any per-
son for time being holding the office of valuation
officer established by order made under the Civil Es-
tablishment Act 1949." That is my second reference.
Now if we return then to the establishment of posts
in the Civil Service and in offices under the 1949
Civil Establishment Act, we read that under subsec-
tion four of section 3 to which I referred, "an order
under subsection (1) of this section shall be provis-
ional only and shall be of no effect until it has been
laid before the Legislature and approved by a reso-
lution of each House", and I should like to under-
line the word "each". There was a famous case, Mr.
Chairman, sometime around the year 1948 which
Mr. Springer, an Inspector of the Barbados Police
Force who in true Barbadian fashion, due to his
efficiency was promptly exported overseas, brought
against a member of this community whose name it
is not necessary for me to mention and who indeed is
unimportant for the sake of my argument. But in










that particular ease it was decided that certain regu-
lations which I supported when the orders made by
the Governor-in-Executive Committee were law un-
til they were disapproved; but no one entering into
any Law Court in this Island or outside of it after
reading Section 3, Sub-section 4 of the Civil Estab-
lishment Act can argue that the Governor-in-Execu-
tive Committee has the power and authority to cre-
ate a charge on the public Treasury as if the Order
had already been made and was of legal effect until
it had been approved by each Chamber of the Legis-
lature, and I would like to read it again: "An order
under subsection (1) of this section shall be provis-
ional only and shall be of no effect until it has been
laid before the Legislature and approved by a Reso-
lution of each House."
How there are two Resolutions before us which
have been foisted upon us with no notice at all; I
do not know what the hurry is. I do not know
whether Government before elections is trying to
stampede through Local Government and subsidiary
legislation necessary to make Local Governimmnt
effective. Whatever their motive, it is a matter of
supreme indifference to myself and to members of
my Party and to those on this side of the House, be-
cause that would not save them when the time comes
anyhow; so it does not make aiy difference to me.
But after sitting down on their haunches for five
years they come in the evening of their days as
members of a Government to try and make this a
swan song from the point of view of capturing the
unintelligent electorate-and it is certainly not in
the interest of the people of this island; but we have
had several resolutions of this nature, ill-considered,
badly drafted and stampeded through this Chamber
by sheer weight of numbers. Let that be as it is.
5.45 p.m.
I would like to point out to you Sir, because
where the members of the Government are concerned,
I know that my words are falling on deaf ears as far
that there is no Civil Establishment (General)
(Amendment) No. 20 Order, which has any legal
or binding effect at the present moment; because even
if they get it approved here, the Other Place has
not got a meeting scheduled for today to approve
of the Order which we have passed, and the Resolu-
tion would be ultra vires. We know that when the
honourable senior member for St. Joseph gets up to
fulminate and to defend the indefensible, several
honourable members on this side of the House write
out sentences which he will use having reference to
people's parents and the number of times when he
has had to save people from things. Such sentences
we on this side of the House write out when we have
nothing to do. before the honourable member even
utters them. We expect the honourable member to be
consistent today and to raise his voice to feverish
pitch until the time when it is on the verge of break-
ing. The honourable senior member for St. Michael
who is challenging him even now to get up and abuse
me, like a Charlie Me Carthy-the Hon. Premier has
descended to such depths since 1939 that he is now
at the beck and call of the honourable senior mem-
ber for St. Michael; the only thing which has pre-
vented him from rising before is that the honourable
senior member for St. Michael is not in a position to
push a pin in him and make him get up.
Mr. CHAIRMAN: Will the honourable member
keep to the Resolution which is now before ust
Mr. BARROW: I am merely explaining a point
which is appreciated by everyone on this side of the
Table with the exception of my colleague at the ex-
treme right. Everything the Premier says seems to
be accepted as if it has been sent down from Mount
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House sit down and be the laughing-stock either of
the members of the Other Place or of the Salaries
Commissioner. Now I come back to the Local Gov-
ernment Act. At the time when I pointed out that
the Representation of the People Act made no pro-
vision for Local Government Elections, I was told
that I was talking nonsense; even when I cited the
1944 Act and produced the logic of having one list
instead of two lists, the honourable member said
that I was talking nonsense. I was surprised to hear
the honourable senior member for St. Joseph, in
making a positive statement to the senior member
for the City, ask whether the honourable member
had come in here without consulting Mr. Lightburn
and the Income Tax Commissioner; because it is the
same Mr. Lightburn who has said that he was talk-
ing nonsense and that there should be one Electoral
List. Of course, we will be entertained by the fulmi.
nations of the honourable senior member for St.
Joseph, but we know that this Civil Establishment
Order has not been placed before the Other Place,
it has not been approved and it has been foisted upon
us without any notice at all. We consider that since
no date has been proclaimed for the establishment
of the Local Government divisions, we do not see why
it should be so urgent to have this Resolution passed
creating the posts of Valuation Officers when there
is nothing to be valued at the present moment.
The question that this Resolution do now pass
was put and resolved in the affirmative on the iol.
lowing division,:-
Ayes : HON. G. H. ADAu s, HoN. M. E. Cox,
HON. C. E. TALMA, HON. R. G. MAPP, Mms. BOUiRN,
Messrs. HOLDER, BBYAN, VAUGHAN, MILLER, F. L.
WALCOTT, J. C. MOTTLEY and Da. H. G. H. CUM.
MIS--12.
Noes: MEssRS. BARROW, CHAWFORD, TUDOR, ALI,
DER, HAYNES, E. D. MOTTLEY and GODDARD-7.
On the motion of Hon. G. H. ADAMS, seconded
by Hon. Dr. H. G. H. Cummins, the CHAIRMAN
reported the passing of one Resolution in Committee
of Supply, the postponement of two and that the
Committee had asked for leave to sit again.
Mr. SPEAKER resumed the Chair and report-
ed accordingly.
5.55 p.m.
On separate motions of Hon. G. H. ADAMS,
seconded by Hon. M. E. COX in each, case, the,
Resolution was read a first time and second time
cnd agreed to.

CIVIL ESTABLISHMENT (GENERAL)
(AMENDMENT) NO. 20 ORDER, 1956
CREATION OF POSTS OF VALUATION
OFFICERS
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: Mr. Speaker. 1 now ask
leave of the House to take as the next Order of the
Day, the Resolution to approve of the Civil Estab-
lishment (General) (Amendment)No. 20 Order,
:956.
There being no objection, leave was granted
the Hon. Premier.
Hon. G. H. ADAMS: Mr. Speaker, this Resolu-
tion is to approve of the Civil Establishment
(General) (Amendment) No. 20 Order which seeks
to establish the posts of one Chief Valuation Officer,
two Valuation Officers, Grade I. two others, Grade II
and one Stenographer-typist. These posts are to be
established under the Department of Income Tax
and Death Duties which will be known by this Order
as the Department of Inlind Revenue.
It is unnecessary for me to say anything more
than what has been said in the previous debate. I beg
to move that this Resolution do now pass.
Hon. Dr. CUMMINS: I beg to second that.









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Mr. F. L. WALCOTT: Mr. Speaker, I believe
a very important duty devolves upon you; therefore,
I would like to have your undivided attention in
this matter. It is your function as Speaker to dictate
to this House how Orders should be dealt with. It
has been stated( that for some time past Orders have
been dealt with in any fashion. I should like to draw
to your attention that an Act has been created by
Parliament giving the Government the right to
create additional posts to the Civil Establishment
from time to time by a Civil Establishment Order.
Usually, when there is a new post to be created,
Government comes down with a Resolution to ap-
prove of the Order creating that post. That Order
is made by the Governor-in-Executive Committee.
In addition to that, you may get a Resolution com-
ing down for money if it is a post that requires
money to be voted for it. I feel it is your duty in
these circumstances to rule on the procedure that
should take place in this House on matters such as
this. It should not be left for the House to say that
it is going to do it in this way today and in another
way next week. We have this novel case today wherl'
a Resolution has been passed to provide money for
posts to be created under the Civil Establishmen i
Act and you are now dealing with a Resolution which
makes reference to an Order to be approved by the
Legislature. If you read the Addendum to this Reso-
lution, you will find out that we have already passed
money for posts, the creation of which we are now
going to seek approval. Bear in mind, you have al-
ready passed the money for something of which you
have not given approval. In other words, it pre-
&uppoaes that this Order has been passed.
I think it will be better if this Chamber appears
to the world as a Parliament which knows what it
is doing, and that we do things in common with other
Colonial Parliaments. We should not, because we are
Barbadians, want to do things so differently irmm
other established Parliaments. Why should we pass
a Resolution for money for something before we pass
the Order to create those posts to which the money
pertains? That is the normal thing which we should
do. I am sure from the debate which you have
heard-
Mr. SPEAKER: I have not heard the debate.
Mr. F. L. WALCOTT: I am sorry, Mr. Speaker.
There are people from other Parliaments in tl
gallery to this House listening to what we are doing.
Mr. BARROW: Mr. Speaker I rise on a point
of order. I am wondering if I understand correctly,
ii the honourable member was calling Your Honour's
attention to strangers! [Laughter].
Mr. F. L. WALCOTT: Mr. Speaker, I am sure
that you will not take these facetious remarks serious-
ly. I am asking Your Honour for a ruling on this
matter as it is one involving procedure. It is obvious-
ly a difficult and complicated matter for the Chair-
man of Committees at all times to give a ruling.
I feel it is your duty, Mr. Speaker, and your duty
not only to Parliament but to the public generally,
if there is anything dealing with procedure to state
what procedure should be adopted. It should not be
willy-nilly; it should be something given from the
Chair. You should state that this should be the order
in which it should be dealt with. In Orders with
which we are now dealing, you should say that the
Resolution to approve the Order should be dealt with
first in the House. It is asking the House too much to
approve of things in Committee and then bring it
back in the House like this matter with which we are
dealing That is why I am asking Your Honour to
give a ruling. If you cannot give a ruling today (and
I am not expecting you to give it today without your
looking up the Civil Establishment Act) you can give
it on another occasion. I am sure from perusal of the


functions of a Speaker, that matters of procedure
to be adopted should be a ruling from the Chair, and.
not as to how the House should feel about them. It
is your prerogative to say if the Resolution to approve
this Order should come first or if the Money Resolu-
tion pertaining to it should come first. When you
make your ruling, all of us will have to abide by that
ruling.
Mr. BARROW: Mr. Speaker, there is one re
mark which was made by the hon. member which I
take exception. I have my private differences with
Your Honour but I never thought that Your Hon-
our would be unable to make a ruling. It may not
be one which I appreciate.
6.05 p.m.
Mr. SPEAKER: The honourable junior member
for St. Peter has requested a ruling on procedure
that has taken place in Committee just before I
resumed the Chair. [A VOICE: We cannot hear!]
I am not going to shout. As soon as honourable mem-
bers compose themselves, I will continue to speak.
As far as the honourable junior member for St.
Peter's complaint is concerned, I should tell him first
that unless the Chairman reports any irregularity
to me, it is assumed that all things done in Com-
mittee had been done correctly; and the Chairmau
has made no report of irregularity as far as touch-
ing the priority of the Resolution on the Order. It
appears to be obvious that this Resolution should
have preceded but if the honourable member
knows the circumstances under which these Resolu-
tions were introduced this afternoon, he should quite
understand that I cannot give any direction as to
the priority of the House, I came in rather late, and
I myself had to report rather hastily; but on a future
occasion I do not think any such thing is likely to
arise when there is time for me and my clerical
assistants to peruse such documents. That is all
I need say at the moment.
The question that the Resolution do now pass
T2:as put and resolved in the affirmative without
division.

COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELFARE
GRANTS

Hon. G. H. ADAMS: Mr. Speaker, I should
just like to make a statement about Colonial Develop-
ment and Welfare Grants which have been approved
by the Secretary of State.
"Since the beginning of the present financial
year the Secretary of State for the Colonies has
approved grants totalling $1,374,384 (286,330)
from Colonial Development and Welfare Funds in
respect of the following projects:

Roads
A grant of $475,200 (99,000) towards the
cost of the development of roads in the various
tenantries throughout the Island. This grant may
only be applied to those tenantries which were
developed before 1928, i.e. before the legislation con-
tained in the Public Health Act, 1908-8 controlling
the lay-out of housing estates came into operation.

Water Resources
A comprehensive plan for the development of
the water resources of the Island over the years
1956-1960 has been prepared. The programme falls
under three heads: the exploitation of the water re-
sources of the subterranean lake at Sweet Vale in
the parish of St. George, the development of existing
pumping facilities at the Haymans and Belle pump-
ing stations and the expansion of the distributor
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total cost of the plan has been estimated at $889,000
(185,210) towards which the Secretary of State
has approved a Colonial Development and Welfare
Grant of $791,184 (164,830).

Health. Centre; St. Philip
A grant of $108,000 (22,500) towards the cost
of the establishment in St. Philip of a Health Cen-
tre for the Southern district.

2. Airport
An application has been submitted to the Sec-
retary of State for a grant of approximaat~lly $650.2:0
(135,470) towards improvements at Seawell Airport
which will include.
(iii) Provision of additional fire appliances.
(i) Extension of the runway
(ii) Enlargement of the terminal building
The Secretary of State has given advance ap-
proval for the expenditure of $192,000 (40,000) so
that work can proceed on the extension of the run-
way. This expenditure is reimbursable from Colon-
ial Development and Welfare Funds if and when a
scheme is approved.
The Government has thought fit w give notice
of what approval has been given and what is under
consideration is view of the fact that the House -;s
not yet aware of all that is contemplated in the next
Five Year Plan.

ADJOURNMENT

The Order Paper having been fixed,
Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: Mr. Speaker, I
beg to move that this House do now adjourn until
this day week, Tuesday, September 11th, at 3 o'clock
p.m.

Addresses Passed in the House

Hon. M. E .COX: I beg to second that.
Mr. CRAWFORD: On the motion for the ad
journment, Sir, there are two matters to which 1
want to draw attention. The first is this: At a recent
meeting of the House the honourable junior member
for St. Lucy introduced an Address in connection
with the provision of milk for children under five
years old. The Government Party saw fit to vote
against that Address, and subsequently in the Public
Press ...
Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: Mr. Speaker,
that question was discussed .at the last meeting of
the House. It cannot be brought up at this meet-
ming.
Mr. CRAWFORD: And subsequently both at
public meetings and in the Press Government spokes.
men have endeavoured to explain their refusal to
support the Address on the grounds that since the
introduction of Ministerial Status they have opposed
Addresses introduced on the floor of the House on
matters of policy. It is not fair, Mr. Speaker, foi
that deliberately mischievous and mendacious state-
ment to go to the public unchallenged; because as
you are ....
Hon. Dr. H. G. H. CUMMINS: I oppose the use
of the word mendacious.
(Mr. SPEAKER: Is the hon. member referring
to the Minister when he uses the word "mendacious" '
Mr. CRAWFORD: I said that statements made
at public meetings and in the Press are mendacious
and maliciously misleading.
Mr. SPEAKER: This House is not concerned
with statements made outside the House.


Mr. CRAWFORD: Lest the public remains
misinformed as to the true position, I regard it as
my duty to present the facts to the public today.
Now since the introduction of Ministerial Status
in 1954, a number of Addresses have been passed in
this House on matters affecting Government policy,
and I do not propose to tire the House with the
long list I have before me. I have a list before me
of nearly thirty Addresses, but I only intend to
quote a few. There was an Address introduced by
myself with regard to emigration to Canada in 1954,
and passed; an Address introduced by myself for
permission to land here being granted to Dr. Jagan
and Dr. Burnham and passed by the Iouse. The
Chairman of the House, M'r. Smith, the hon. junior
member for St. Joseph, brought an Address with
regard the purchase of Joes River Factory, and
you could not want a more important Address than
the nationalisation ....
Hon. R. G. MAPP: On a point of Order. Your
Honour has just said the House is not concerned
with any remarks which revolves around remarks
aade outside the House. All the hon. member has
said reflects upon the House.
Mr. SPEAKER: What reflects upon the House
Hon. R. G. MAPP: The remarks made outside
the House some weeks ago.
Mr. SPEAKER: He has long refrained from
that.
Hon. R. G. MAPP: He has drawn attention to
remarks made outside this House, and they are not
consistent with remarks made inside this House, and
they are not consistent with remarks inside this
House. If Your Honour has said that remarks made
outside the House do not concern the House, how
can he be allowed to proceed with them?
Mr. CRAWFORD: It is a long time since I read
Difoliere. I think it is L'Arve who makes one of
his most famous Harpagon, say "qni se sent meurre,
q'uil se mouche which' means, whom the cap fits,
let him draw the string."
The Hon. Minister wlho has just sat down has
been explaining the actions of his Ministry for a
long time in the public press.
6.25 p.m.
Mr. SPEAKER: If the hon. member will de-
sist from making any reference to the Hon. Minis-
ter, he can well develop his point. He can well do
that without having recourse to any personal re-
flection against any hon. member of this Chamber.
Mr. CRAWFORD: You could not want a more
vital Address on Government policy than an Address
having been brought in here asking the Government
to nationalise the Sugar Industry. Such an Address
was brought in here by the colleague of the Premier;
that is an Address which the hon. member had no
right bringing in here at all, because if he is a mem-
ber of the Government Party he should have been
able to ask the appropriate Minister what was the
Government's policy in the matter.
On the 15th June, 1954, the hon. junior mem-
ber for St. Joseph brought in this Address asking
his own Government to nationalise the Joes River
Sugar Factory, but we did not have any objection
from the Government Party, nor did we see any
statement in the Press nor did they get up on any
platform in the Ivy or Brittons Hill and say that
the Opposition was using the procedure of Address-
es to question Government policy and that when-
ever any such Addresses were introduced they would
vote against them. The truth is that they have no
policy at all as regards Addresses in this House;
when it suits them to vote against Addresses, they
vote against them; and when it suits them to vote


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for Addresses they vote for them. Because of that,
they try to delude the public with the incorrect
statement that it is the Government's policy, since
the introduction of Ministerial Status not to sup-
port Addresses reflecting or affecting or involving
Government policy.
Let us proceed with a few more Addresses. There
was the Address introduced by the hon. senior mem-
her for the City with regard to Pan Aaerican Air.
ways. Certainly every single member of the Govern-
ment Party supported that Address because they
were afraid not to support it; but they would oppose
it in the quarters that matter.
Mr. SPEAKER: I must warn the hon. mem-
ber that he cannot refer to that Address in stuh a
manner as to bring it again before the House.
Mr. CRAWFORD: The time is coming when
we shall carry it to the public. What I am saying is
that in a matter like that afBecting an important
aspect of Government policy, the Government sup-
ported the Address whidh was passed by the House,
the Governor replied to it and even the Premier him-
self moved the appointment of a Select Committee
to go into the matter. How then can they tell the
public that they would oppose Addresses on mat-
ters of policy? Mr. Speaker have you ever heard a
more mendacious untruth?
Mr. SPEAKER: What the hon. member has
learned from outside sources is not the business of
this House: as far as the Ministers are concerned
they are quite challengeable in this House, but I do
not think I can allow the hon, member to dilate in
this Chamber on matters which he has heard outside.
Mr. CRAWFORD: If Your Honour will recall,
I said what I did say, with reference to the Address
dealing with Pan American Airways ana I said on
the floor of this House that the Governor replied to
that Address. I am now referring to action which
has been taken in the House by the Government com-
pletely contradictory to the impression which is be-
ing given outside. I said that the question involv-
ing the granting Landing Rights at Seawell to Ameri-
can Flag-Bearing airlines is one of the biggest ques-
tions involving Governmental policy; there could not
be anything bigger than that. The same Ministers
were there when we passed the Address and they
said nothing; the Governor replied to it and then the
Premier himself appointed a Committee to go into
the matter, so that we have on the Order Paper un-
der the Head "Select Committee" this item:-
"To consider and prepare a draft reply to His
Excellency's Message No. 6/56 regarding the grant-
ing of Landing Rigbhts at Seawell to an American
Flag-Bearing Airline."
The Committee which was appointed to reply to
the Message was as follows: The hon. junior member
for Christ Church (Mr. GODDARD), the hon. senior
member for the ,City (Mr. E. D. MOTTLEY), the
hon. junior member for St. Michael (Mr. BRYAN),
the hon. senior member for St. Andrew (Mrs.
BOURNE) and our distinguished friend, the hon.
junior member fnr St. John (Mr. VAUGHAN)
[Laughter].
That is the Committee which was appointed by
the Hon. Premier himself. How in the face of all
that-t have not even begun to deal with the Ad-
dresses which have been passed by this House-but
how in the face of all that, in this current session,
could people who are occupying positions of respon-
sibility, from whom certain standards of integrity
Are expected, be expected to create the impression
-publiely that the Government never expresses any


view in the House on matters tabled by hon. mem-
bers involving policy? That is not right.
6.35 p.m.
It is not right, and my attitude today is merely
to use the highest forum in the country to give the
lie direct to any statements of this nature, regard.
less of the source from which they come. I am not
prepared to allow the country to be misled on an im-
portant matter like this. Tnere has been no fund
mental change in the Constitution which up to now
prevents any hon. member in this House from intro

during an Address and passing it to the Governor.
As a matter of fact, Mr. Speaker, the Government
Ministers themselves do it, and Government back
benchers also do it.
You must have l-een astounded, Mr. Speaker, to
read if you saw in your own Workers' Organisation
newspaper-what I will call in certain sections ol
the kennel Press-that it has been IGovernment's
policy since the introduction of Ministerial Status not
to support Addresses to the Governor because the
Addresses go to the Ministers. Now, the Hon. Min
ister of Communications and Hon. Leader ,of the
House have themselves introduced Addresses to
the Governor, the Hon. Minister of Communica-
tion introduced an Address on the Deep Water
Harbour, the Hon. Leader of the House introduced
one with regard to fire protection; the Hon. Premier
introduced one with regard to the Police Training
School, and another with regard to the Intra.
Regional Shipping Service, and another relating to
the Report of the Conference on Movement of Per
sons in the British Caribbean Federation, and yet
another relating to the Foundation School. As #
matter of fact, all sorts of Addresses were introduced
by everyone of them.
With regard to members of the Opposition, or
floor members of the House, they have also intro-
duced Addresses. I will begin by quoting some.
There is one by the hon. senior member for St. Lucy
on the composition of the form of the Delegation t
the London Conference, when the entire Chamber
was aghast on the way in which the Federal Dele
nation was selected when it would fall on another
Government-not that Government-to implement
the Federal decisions. The principle has been set
in the Mother of Parliaments that when matter.
affecting the welfare of the nation are concerned
the possibility arises that there may be an alternative
Government on whom the responsibility would fall
to implement those decisions, and both the Govern
ment's spokesman and the Leader of the Opposition
should have equal share in those decisions. Thai
principle was made clear at the time of the Potsdam
Conference that Sir Winston Churchill took Si
Clement Attlee, and subsequent history proved he
was correct and we know that the same thing can
happen in Barbados. We know that the same Op
position in this Chamber which was ignored on tha.
occasion will have the responsibility and obligation
to implement the Federal decisions. As I have said
that Address as regards the manner in which th
Opposition was to be. strongly represented at the
London Conference, was moved by the hon. senior
member for St. Lucy and passed by this House
There are countless others. In June, 1952, an Ad
dress by myself with regard to loans to fishermen
was passed by this House. There is a list of others
from which all hon. members except those who are
illiterate can read.
There is, Mr. Speaker, an open secret on this
matter on which this deliberate effort is being made
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strong on it, because we have had the spectacle or
other important British Colonies in the area havin,
taken steps long before us in the endeavor of obtain-
ing nutritional supplies for children.
Mr. SPEAKER: The hon. member is straying.
Mr. CRAWFWORD: The burden of my corn
plaint, Mr. Speaker, is that it is not true that Ad-
dresses were not passed in this Chamber by private
members and the 'Government since the introduction
of Ministerial Government. Can there be anything
more important than the Administration of Justice
in the Colony On the list before me, you will see
that in November last year, the honourable, learned
and gallant senior member for St. George introduced
an Address in connection of Administration of Jus
twice and it was passed by the House, and without i
division at all. In due course, it found its way in
the hands of the officials for whom it was intended.
The time has come when such matters must 1'e
arrested at the source. Any attempt to mislead the
public, and to create in the minds of the body politic
or to create a wrong impression designed to perpetu-
ate the stranglehold which a particular Party has for
some time on the thinking of the minds of people
must be stopped. I am prepared, at any time that
published statements can be substantiated to say
nothing; but I am not prepared to allow the public
to be fooled into a particular line of thinking, merely
because there are people in this community clever
enough to endeavour to foist on the minds of the
public a subtle, insidious nauseating and noxious
propaganda which we have seen done in other
countries to the ultimate destruction of national
prestige and character.
Mr. ALLDER: Mr. Speaker, I am going to
speak against the adjournment of this House. It is
very remarkable, Sir that today we have a Resolution
to deal with the relief for hurricane sufferers. It is
a year since some of these sufferers have been awaiting
OLvernme*t's assistance; there are still some
houses on the ground, Sir, and there are still some
Government's aid. There are also many of these
sufferers resting in propped up roofs awaiting
sufferers who have already started to pay the Hous-
ing Authority allotments on their prefab houses
some months ago now, and cannot get delivery of
such. This Resolution calls for forty-one thousand
dollars, and one would have thought that Govern-
ment would try to expedite the passing of it so as
to assist those who are responsible for carrying out
such projects in enabling them to do so at this time:
and it does appear very disheartening for Govern-
ment to be willing to adjourn this House at this hour.
Certainly at a time when one who worked for
them died, the important business of the State was
left undone so as to give Party members an oppor-
tunity of presenting themselves at the funeral; and
now today, Sir, the business of the Government and
of the people must be deferred so as to give the
Labour Party an opportunity to get a little boosL
from a visitor who is in our midst today. I feel it
is a disservice. Nobody prevents them from having
their meetings and having the verbal aid which
they hope to get tonight, but what we want to
know is that this Resolution is dealt with so that
the various Departments can go ahead in relieving
the sufferings of these hurricane victims, many of
whom have been waiting for some time on Govern-
ment.
Mr. BARROW: Mr. Speaker, I am also oppos-
ing the adjournment of the House at this stage,
because in the past we have been kept here until
the wee, small hours of the morning on debates of
a frivolous nature by certain other members of the
Other Side of the Chamber. In my parish, there


are countless houses which have not been repaired
since the hurricane unfortunately passed over this
island, unfortunately, that is for the victims of the
island, and not for those ghoulish people who sought
to make profit out of the disaster of others; but
nearly a year has passed.
The organisation for reconditioning has been
taken out of the hands of the Local Government
authorities and such relief and reconstruction and
rehabilitation as there is has been placed in the
aegis of the Housing Board. The result is that it
is very difficult for anyone who is not a personal
friend or relative of a member of the Government
Party to get anything done, because the new scale
of social priorities appears to have been drawn up
by someone at the head of the organisation. This
month is September and it is nearly a year ago; and
I intend to call a day of mourning in St. George, on
the actual date of the hurricane, for those who un-
fortunately lost their limbs, and for those who lost
their lives, and as a protest against the ineptitude of
those who had such enormous funds at their disposal
and which have subsequently been squandered and
mis-appropriated, and which could have done more
for the suffering people of this island then has been
done up to now. On the day of the hurricane--and
I am sorry that my colleague is not here-I liberated
the food which should have been in the Centres
from District "B" Police Station because at 5.30
in the afternoon not one relief station or emergency
shelter had either food or light, and I had to go and
demand of an officer-who unfortunately is no longer
with us-and his attendants whether they had a
warrant of arrest for the food which should have
been distributed throughout St. George, because I had
information that the food was locked up in the
Police cells. I remonstrated in as polite a fashion as
I could over this lack of organisation and the ineffi-
ciency in my parish, but I would like to say this in
due fairness to the members of the Committee: in
that parish they rectified their mistakes. On that
day that I did not have my book with me, and I do
not intend to make it a document to the House, bit
keep it purely for information of the members of
the other side. The houses I have seen, I have made
periodic checks on; and you would be astounded at
cases in which not one single thing has been done.
Some are lying flat, and a lorry has driven by and
put a private convenience at the side of some houses.
My Colleague has been making certain remarks
about my not being here on the day of the hurricane,
but this book was started on that day and I am
going to lend it to him, and I doubt some of the dis-
tricts I have on this book he has ever heard of, be-
cause certain districts he will not go into and some
he cannot go into at this time. I have made, periodic
checks on this which I shall show to my colleague
and my Party and to those responsible that only in
about 15%. of the cases has anything been done.
That is not satisfactory. Quite apart from the
houses which have been actually destroyed and not
rehabilitated in St. George, there are those cases in
which people were directed to take receipts and
bills and vouchers into the authorities and they
would receive relief. They have gone. but in every
single instance in which some kind of relief has been
given, in the first place it was not adequate and in
the second place some kind of relation could be
traced between the political profession of the house-
holder and his receipt of relief.
6.55 p.m.
I do not want to say anything more than that;
I am prepared to prove it in Court. That is not a
satisfactory way of conducting public affairs in this
island; if any Minister is going to say that he did
not know about these things, he ought to know the
statistics at least; and if they are done without his


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knowledge, he ought to have known about them. If
it is suggested that public employees are responsible,
then those employees should have been dismissed a
long time ago, and they should have got on with the
job with more efficient employees. I therefore fail
to appreciate how all matters of such great pith and
moment, could have remained in such a state of
suspense to the discomfort of my parishioners in
particular and the other victims of the island in
general, for twelve months. How could any honour-
able member on that side of the House, with a Resolu
tion in this connection, a Resolution of which we
have had notice-not like the ones with which we
dealt today, but which has been placed on the Order
Paper-how can they have the temerity to move the
adjournment of the House So that they can collect
money somewhere else? That is what to fail to
appreciate.
The district of Bel Air is one of the districts
in which my colleague and I would not go on his in
junction and advice; perhaps that is why that district
has been left out now.
Mr. MILLER: On a point of Order. The hon-
ourable member has referred to a district in St.
George and he said that it was on my suggestion and
advice that he did not go into that district. I do
not know of any district in St. George--
Mr. SPEAKER: That is not a point of Order.
Mr. BARUOW: Such an injunction is ap-
parently a perpetual injunction because not only
can a member of that Party be restrained from going
into that district, but the Government Enquiry
officers also have an injunction not to go into a
district like that. There is a long list of names
which I have and I am prepared to give the honour-
able member bus fare, if the buses are running, to
go into the district .and see if what I am saying is
true or not. When you come to Frenches district,
I would like the honourable senior member for St
Michael to make a note of what I am saying and come
oack nere next week and say whether it is true or not
but he will find that there is a long list of houses
which have not been rehabilitated.
As regards the Ellerton district, I understand
that there is a substantial Union membership up
there and therefore there is not much cause for
complaint; these are coincidences which certain hon-
ourable members cannot ignore. When you come
to Salters and Parish Land districts, they have been
on the prescribed list of the Labour Party for a long
time. Then there is Bridge Cot and when you leave
Groves you have to traverse roads the like of which
have not been seen for a long time. When you come
to the hinterland between Groves and Cottage, then
you will see the abomination of desolation; they have
never been up there to see about one house in that
district. As regards Drax Hall, Hope, that should
have been called Drax Hall Despair, because there
is no hope of getting any relief up there. I could
go on ad infinitum, Mr. Speaker; I have the descrip-
tion of the damage and so on, all of which I have
placed at the disposal of the Local Government Com-
mittee and I have made representations to the Hous-
Authority. Yet they have the gall to get up on a
public platform and say: "We have done this for
you!"
Another matter is that of sanitation under Hur-
ricane Relief administration. They seem to have the
idea that because the people are in the country it is
good enough for them to dig a cane hole; and when
they bring the privies to tihe people, I understand
that the lorries do not stop. The privies are just
thrown at the side of the road and if there are not
any strong men up there, the latrines would not get


erected at all. You can journey through all the par-
ish and see these privies lying on their sides. These
conveniences are of no use to the people in the posi-
tion in wVhich they are left lying, but there are thous-
ands of them at the Pine and people are not being
given the facilities which they deserve.
I am not saying anything about the quality of the
houses whicri have been erected; we do not expect a.y
social thinking or any aesthetic ideas, proper pianunig
or anything of that nature from Government. We ex-
pect just rough-shod things. It is not any idea of
mine to criticise them because you do not expect to
get anything better; but if sonetihing had been
done in order to rehabilitate these parishioners of
mine, there would not have been any need for me to
protest at this stage over the adjournment of the
House when there is a Resolution of the nature of
a Hurricane Resolution, if I may so call it. the
Order Paper.
Mr. Speaker: I want now to draw the at-
tention of the Government to the Act to consolidate
the Laws of the Island relating to the Representa-
tion of the People. I have a very good reason for
so doing because it is something which the honour-
able junior member for St. Thomas said he would
rectify, and there are the chances that this matter
may be stampeded through this House when I may
possibly be not in the Island. Therefore, on the
motion for the adjournment I want to ask the hon-
ourable junior member for St. Thomas what has he
done about amending Sub-clause 4 of Clause 44 of
Part III of the First Schedule to the Act? I hope
the honourable member will write that down be-
cause it is very difficult for him to understand Mr
Speaker, I have been informed by the Clerk that it
was the honourable senior member for Christ Church
who made that promise.
Now, the position is this: On the last occasion
when we discussed the Representation of the People
Act, the honourable members promised this House
faithfully that he will either go into Committee on
the matter or he would have something done about
it. This particular sub-clause reads as follows:-
"Subject to the last foregoing paragraph the
deposit shall be forfeited if a poll is taken and, after
the counting of the votes by the returning officer
(including any re-count) is completed, the candidate
is found not to have polled more than one-eighth of
the total number of votes polled by all the can-
didates."
7.u5 p.m.
Speaking under correction, I am told that the
promise was made by the hon. senior member for
Christ Church who is the Minister of Agriculture;
therefore, if I made any unfortunate references to
the hon. junior member for St. Thomas, which is
being controversial, I am sorry for that. I forgot
that this would not be his portfolio. We can sub-
stitute the hon. senior member for Christ Chur h
for any references to the hon. junior member for
St. Thomas.
The reason why we have insisted oni the re-
vision of sub-Clause 4, is that it is a departure from
the existing law. Mr. Speaker, I will read sub.
Clause (3) first:-
""If the candidate is not shown as standing
nominated in the statement of persons nominated, or
if the poll is countermanded by reason of his death,
the deposit shall be returned as soon as practicable
after the publication of the statement or after his
death, as the case may be."
Now, sub-Clause (4) reads follows:-
"Subject to the last foregoing paragraph the
deposit shall be forfeited if a poll is taken and, after
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(including any re-count is completed, the candidate
is found not to have polled more than one-eight of
the total number of votes polled by all candidates."
Now, before I go on, I just want to warn mem-
bers of the Government not to ask for any Thfitude;
we on this side of the House are not worried about
the risk of our deposits being lost, being doubled
or quadrupled. That is not the point. The
previous position was that it depended on the num
ber of votes cast, which is an entirely different thing
from the number of people voting.
When we come to sub-Clause (5) of the same
Clause 44 of Part 111 of the First Schedule, it says:--
"Notwithstanding anything in the three last
foregoing paragraphs, if at a general election a can-
didate is shown as standing nominated in more than
one constituency in the statements of persons nom-
inated, not more than one of the deposits shall be
returned and, if necessary, the Accountant General
shall direct which it is to be."
Now, I would like to deal with the absurdity
which was also being pointed out to the hon. junior
member for Christ Church.
Mr. SPEAKER: It has been drawn to my at-
tention that there is no quorum. I will ask the Clerk
to ring the bell.
The bell was rung, and a quoi^um was had.
7.15 p.m.
M-a. BARROW: As I was saying, Sir, sub
Clause (5) of Clause 44 of Part 11I of the First
schedule states that not more than one deposit shall
be returned.
Mr. Speaker, when a late member of this
Chamber who had made a great contribution to both
to the constitutional, economic and social betterment
of the masses of this island passed to the great be-
yond, the Government Party did not think fit to al-
low the House to be adjourned so that members who
belonged to the human race and who were aware of
the contribution made by the late Mr. C. A. Brath-
waite could attend. There is some fiesta, on tonight
in which they hope to dip more heavily into the
purse of the public body, and I understand the
Leader of the House is outside discouraging mem-
bers from returning to the Chamber. Anyhow I need
say no more; these things are matters of history. I
am not talking here for my health; I would sooner
be at home doing my work or my clients' work,
out the people have put me here to represent th-'.n
anli I am going to make sure that the affairs of th(
country are carried on and in an efficient manner
no matter whom it affects. In sub-Clause 5 of Section
44 of Part III of the Representation of the People's
Act which may be stampeded through the House
next week when I am not here, and therefore Your
Honour would bear with me, it states: "not more
than one of the deposits shall be returned and, if
necessary, the Accountant General shall direct
which it is to be."
Now, it is possible-I do not want to put fear
into the hearts and minds of any of the members
on the other side of the House-that people like
myself, the hon. senior member for St. Philip, the
hon. junior member for St. Peter and the hon
junior member for St. Lucy might all be nominated
for more than one parish and for each nomination
we may pay our deposits, and the chances are that
we will be victorious in everyone, as Your Honour
knows, especially the parish of St. Michael; it will
then mean although we had trounced the people of
the ilk of the members who represented them in
that parish present in the House, that we would
not get back our money although we got 32,000


votes. It means if you got back part of the money
whlch y(uu have spent, which in England and ir
Barbados you are entitled to get, you will only get
back the deposit from one. It is setting a premium
on our popularity; and therefore we have an upside-
down situation in Barbados where ignorance is ele-
vated into a virtue and unpopularity is the para-
mount consideration of getting back deposits ou
Election Day. I hope that the hon. senior member
for Christ Church who has had the decency to stay
in his place since I referred to him, will give the
public and the House some statement which he had
promised to give us of the quality which he has
been giving us in the past and which he has prom-
ised to give us in this particular matter.
Hon. M. E. COX: Mr. Speaker, on a point of
explanation. The hon. senior member for St. Philip
pointed out to /the House that Government members
had supported Addresses he referred to, and one
which he claims I sponsored in this House. I should
like to inform the House of the Address and the
form which it took which shows in no uncertain
manner that it is quite different from the Address
which was moved by the hon. junior member for
St. Lucy and also the Address moved by the hon.
senior member for St. Philip.
1r. CRAWFORD: On a point of Order, Mr.
Speaker.............
ex,, nationu.
Hon. M. E. COX: I am speaking on a point of
Mr. SPEAKER: The hon. member is speaking
on a point of explanation and must be allowed to
continue.
Mr. CRAWFORD: Mr. Speaker, I am en-
deavouring to explain............
Hon. M. E. COX: I was saying that the House
will remember in 1953 His Exeellency the Governor
set up a Committee to enquire into the possibilities
pf establishing a Deep Water Harbour and that
Committee reported on the 23rd December, 1953.
The hon. senior member for St. Philip was a mem-
ber of that Committee, the hon. junior member for
Christ Church was also a member and the hon.
senior member for St. Peter was Chairman. Con-
sequently upon that His Excellency the Governor
sent a Message to this House with a copy of the
Report and this is what the Message said:-

His Excellency the Governor
To
The Honourable the House of Assembly

His Excellency the Governor has the honour to
submit for the consideration and approval of the
House of Assembly a Report of the Deep Water
Harbour.
.ow, Sir, that is what was gone into members of
the Committee and of this House after the Ministerial
Government had started and that Message was re-
plied to on the 1st of June, 1954 and this is what
we said in that Message:-

THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
TO
HIS EXCELLENCE THE GOVERNOR

The House of Assembly acknowledge the receipt
of Your Excellency's Message No. 9/1954 forward-
ing for their consideration the Report of the Deep
Water Harbour Committee.
The House of Assembly accept and agree with
the recommendations of the Deep Water Harbour
Comnuttce as set out in the Report of the said
Committee, and sincerely that the necessary steps


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will be taken at an early date to implement the
said recommendations.
After that when this House was informed of the
procedure in relation to Addresses this is what tnis
House did on the 28th June, 1955.
"Resolved that this House place on record its
acceptance in principal of Sir Eric Millbourn's Re-
port on the Deep Water Harbour; and that the
House pledges itself to support the Government in
the implementation of the terms of the said Report."
So you will see that we agreed to the principle
or policy of establishing the Deep Water Harbour
and it was not a question of passing an Address.
It was then stated by the Premier that no Address
should be passed by the Government relative to any
pohcy and this Resolution was passed by the House
and sent to the Governor, and not an Address as


the hon. senior member for St. Philip will have you
believe. I am saying Sir, it was merely an Address
Implying to an Address which His Excellency sent
to this House. I must deny and refute any statement
made by the hon. senior member for St. Philip who
said that I ............

NO QUORUM

[A VOICE: There is no quorum and you should
ring the Bell.]
Mr. SPEAKER: There is no need to ring the
Bell. I have accommodated members on two former
occasions.
There being less than nine hon. members in the
House. I now declare the House adjourned until this
day week, Tuesday, 11 September, 1956.


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