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VOL. CIV.


affiial


aadtee


PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, I7TH JULY 1969


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Gazette Notices
Acting Appointments: W. L. Blackett, as Senior
Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Finance...... 655
O. M. Browne, as Puisne Judge of the Supreme
Court.................................... ...... 656
C. H. Clarke, as Financial Secretary, Ministry
of Finance.......... ................... ...... 655
Q. A. L. Dottin as Deputy Chief Labour Officer 655
D. A. Lewis as Assistant Secretary, Ministry
of Finance.......... .......... ........... 655
E. E. Ward, as Deputy Financial Secretary....
Ministry of Finance........................... 656
Appointment to the Public Utilities Board..;......... 656
Appointment: Keith McD. Walrond to the post of Chief
Supervisor, Markets Division, Ministry of
Agriculture..............................;; .. 656
In the Supreme Court: Carter vs. Toppin; ........ 657
Gollop vs. Farnum per Attorney..;........;.... 656
Scantlebury vs. King; Wilson vs. Kellman.... 658
Notice re Sugar Workers on plantations..,,...;;... .. 657
Probate Advertisements dated 11th July, 1969.,.... 659, 660
Rental of Garrison Savannah..; ..................... 656

House of Assembly Debates for 29th OclB.ei- & 8.


1969 No. 114: Legal
1969 No. 115: Declai
(Kirpalani's Limite
Order, 1969.


Act 1969-31: Statutory Boards vyic
Act 1969-32: Statutory Boards (Pensio
Act 1969-33: Statutory Boards Casual
Act, 1969.


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Ird6a I^


NOTICE NO. 472
GOVERNMENT NOTICES
Acting Appointments
W. L. Blackett, Assistant Secretary, has
been appointed to act as Senior Assistant
Secretary, Ministry of Finance, with effect
from 3rd July, 1969 to 18th February, 1970.

(M. P. 1515/39/7/6. T)

C. H. Clarke, Deputy Financial Secre-
tary, has been appointed to act as Financial
Secretary, Ministry of Finance, witheffect
from 3rd July, 1969 to 18th February, 1970.
(No. C. 690 Vol. IV)

Q. A. L. Dottin, Labour Officer, has been
appointed to act as Deputy Chief Labour
Officer with effect from 16th June, 1969.
(M. P. 388/14)

SD. A. Lewis, Tax Officer, has been
appointed to act as Assistant Secretary,
Miaifary of Finance, with effect from 3rd
July, 1969 to 18th February, 1970.

(M. P. 1515/39/7/6.T)


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GOVERNMENT NOTICESI
Acting Appointments
E. E. Ward, Manager, Barbados Savings
Bank, has been appointed to act as Deputy
Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance,
with effect from 3rd July, 1969 to 18th Feb-
ruary, 1970.

(No. C. 690 Vol. IV)

O. M. Browne, Solicitor General has
been appointed to act as Puisne Judge of the
Supreme Court of Judicature of Barbados
with effect from 3rd June, 1969.

(M. P. C. 431 Vol. II)

Appointment to the Public Utilities Board

Pursuant to the provisions of section 3
of the Public Utilities Act, 1951, (1953-31),
as amended, Messrs. Neil Fitzwilliam and
Charles Noble have been appointed to be
members of the Public Utilities Board for a
period of Five Years with effect from 17th
July, 1969.
(M. P. 1028/1 Vol. IV)

Appointment

Keith McD. Walrond, Senior Public
Health Inspector, has been appointed to the
post of Chief Supervisor, Markets Division,
Ministry of Agriculture, Science and Techno-
logy with effect from 29th July, 1969.
(M. P. 3640/1 Vol. III)
Rental Of Garrison Savannah
The Garrison Savannah has been rented
to T. N. Pierce Esq. C. B. E., Dr. C. G.
Manning and the Secretary, G. A. Lewis Esq.,
Members of the Barbados Turf Club Com-
mittee for the purpose of holding a Race
Meeting on Saturday 2nd., Monday 4th.,
Saturday 9th and 16th August, 1969.
(No. 3063/2 Vol. II)


NOTICE NO. 473
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE
High Court
No. 280 of 1969
FRED WINLYN GOLLOP: Plaintiff
WILFRED FITZGERALD FARNUM
per Attorney: Defendant
Any person having any claim, lien or
charge against the property described here-
under shall submit such claim duly authenti-
cated on oath to me on or before the 18th
day of September 1969.
PROPERTY: ALL THAT certain piece
or parcel of land situate at Chance Hall in
the parish of Saint Lucy and Island afore-
said containing by admeasurement 3 Roods
16 1/2 Perches or thereabouts ABUTTING
AND BOUNDING on lands formerly of Mrs.
Whitehall but now of C. E. Boyce, on lands
formerly of Chance Hall but now of Philip.
Austin and on the Public Road or however
else the same may abut and bound. (b) ALL
THAT certain piece or parcel of land situate
at Mount View in the parish of Saint Lucy and
Island aforesaid containing 'by admeasure-
ment 1 Acre 2 Roods 1 Perch or thereabouts
inclusive of 2 & 7/10 ths Perches in the road
hereinafter mentioned ABUTTING AND
BOUNDING on lands of one Graham, on lands
of William Johnson, on lands of one Reece,;
on lands of one Boyce on a Private Road 7
feet wide over which there is a right of way
and which said road leads to the Public
Road, on lands ofGermaine Griffith, on lands
of Helen Farnum and on the said road herein-
before mentioned or however else the same
may abut and bound.
VALUE OF PROPERTIES: $1,500,00
(b) $2,000.00
Dated this 7th day of July 1969
C. A. ROCHEFORD
Registrar of the Supreme Court


July 17, 1969


OFFICIAL GAZETTE







July17, 969 FFICAL GZETT


GOVERNMENT NOTICE

In accordance with the provisions of
paragraph 4 of the Second Schedule to the
Sugar Workers (Minimum Wage and Guaran-
teed Employment) Act 1968 (1968-6) Notice
is hereby given that the management of every
sugar plantation and every sugar factory or
cane syrup plant is required to forward to
the Chief Labour Officer on or before the
31st July, 1969, the names of all persons
employed as sugar workers in such planta-
tion or in or about such sugar factory or
cane syrup plant and the dates on which the
employment of such persons commenced.


T. F. KING
Acting Chief Labour Officer.


NOTICE NO. 474

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE

High Court

No. 267 of 1969


CUTHBERT CARTER:

CARMEN LEOTTA TOPPIN:


Plaintiff

Defendant


Any person having any claim, lien or
charge against the property described here-
under shall submit such claim duly authenti-
cated on oath to me on or before the 18th
day of September 1969.


PROPERTY: FIRST ALL THAT certain
piece or parcel of land situate at Bridge Cot
in the parish of Saint George in this Island
containing by admeasurement Two roods
fifteen perches or thereabouts of which area
fifteen perches are contained in the public
road hereinafter mentioned Abutting and
Bounding on lands of John Mayers, deceased,
on lands of one Games and on the public road
on two sides or however else the same may
abut and bound and SECONDLY ALL THAT
certain piece or parcel of land situate at
Saint Helens in the parish of Saint George in
this Island containing by admeasurement
Twenty six and seven-tenths perches or
thereabouts of which area four and three-
fifths perches are contained in the right of
way hereinafter mentioned Abutting and
Bounding on lands now or late of Elert Lowe
and on lands of Thomas Dorant deceased on
three sides over which there is a right of
way eight feet wide leading from lands of
the estate of the said Thomas Dorant to
Highway 3 or however else the same may
abut and bound.


VALUE OF PROPERTIES: $4,500.00
$ 500.00

Dated this 7th day of July 1969.


C. A. ROCHEFORD
Registrar of the Supreme Court.


July 17, 1969


OFFICIAL GAZETTE







OFFICIAL GAZETTE July 17, 196


NOTICE NO. 475

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE

High Court

No. 267 of 1969

LINCOLN HAMILTON SCANTLEBURY:
Plaintiff


ATHELSTAN KING:


Defendant


Any person having any claim, lien or
charge against the property described here-
under shall submit such claim duly authenti-
cated on oath to me on or before the 18th
day of September 1969.


PROPERTY: ALL THAT certain piece
or parcel of land situate at Silver Sands in
the parish of Christ Church in this Island
containing by admeasurement Two Roods or
thereabouts Abutting and Bounding on lands
now or late of L. M. Yarde on lands now or
late of the Estate of J. Nurse deceased, on
lands now or late of A. Clarke and on a Pub-
lic Road or however else the same may abut
and bound.


VALUE OF PROPERTY: $4,000.00

Dated this 7th day of July 1969.

C. A. ROCHEFORD
Registrar of the Supreme Court.


NOTICE NO. 476

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE

High Court
No. 279 of 1969


deVERE WILSON:


Plaintiff


ARNOLD GILBERT KELLMAN: Defendant

Any person having any claim, lien or
charge against the property described here-
under shall submit such claim duly authenti-
cated on oath to me on or before the 18th
day of September 1969.


PROPERTY: ALL THAT certain piece
or parcel of land situate at Carter's Gap,
Enterprise, Christ Church and Island afore-
said containing by admeasurement One rood
fourteen perches or thereabouts ABUTTING
AND BOUNDING towards the south on lands
now or late of J. A. Alleyne towards the east
on lands of D. Yarde and on lands of M. Yarde
towards the north on lands of Ismay Rawlins
and towards the west on the public road or
however else the same may abut and bound.


VALUE OF PROPERTY: $4,000.00

Dated this 7th day of July 1969.

C. A. ROCHEFORD
Registrar of the Supreme Court.


July 17, 1969


OFFICIAL GAZETTE









PROBATE ADVERTISEMENTS

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that applications have been made
for the following Grants of Probate and Administration namely :-


PROBATE of the Will dated the 28th day of November, 1967 of NINA MAYFIELD CYRUS
late of Government Hill in the parish of Saint Michael in this Island who died on the
4th day of January, 1969, by RUFUS EMIR CYRUS, one of the Executors named in
the Will of the said deceased.

PROBATE of the Will dated the 5th day of February, 1969 of CYRIL DACOSTA SMALL
late of "Glendale", Whitepark Road, in the parish of Saint Michael in this Island
who died on the 7th day of February, 1969, by ALICE KERCHOPE SMALL, the sole
Executrix named in the Will of the said deceased.

PROBATE of the Will dated the 16th day of July, 1960 of DELCINA BARROW late of Top
Rock in the parish of Christ Church in this Island who died on the 22nd day of June,
1965, by ALMA JONES, the sole Executrix named in the Will of the said deceased.

PROBATE of the Will dated the 21st day of December, 1967 of SYDNEY SMITH late of
Union Lodge, Worthing in the parish of Saint Michael in this Island who died on the
4th day of May, 1969, -by ELSIE ACOURT SMITH, the sole Executrix named in the
Will of the said deceased.

PROBATE of the Will dated the 20th day of December, 1966 of SUSAN BERTINA BOYCE i
late of "Hillington", Golf Club Road in the parish of Christ Church in this Island
who died on the 23rd day of April, 1969, by ALFRED DeCOURCY BOYCE, one of
the Executors named in the Will of the said deceased.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION to the Estate of VICTOR BOVELL VAUGHAN late of
River Road in the parish of Saint Michael in this Island who died on the 13th day of
February, 1966, by LIONEL GERARD VAUGHAN, brother of the said deceased.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION to the Estate of EDMUND MORTIMER FORTE late of
Jericho in the parish of Saint George in this Island who died on the 2nd day of Janu-
ary, 1969, by CARNETTA FORTE, widow of the said deceased.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION to the Estate of HUTSON CLARKE late of Blades Hill
in the parish of Saint Philip in this Island who died on the 7th day of July, 1967, by
GWENDOLYN CLARKE, mother of the said deceased.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION to the Estate of ST.CLAIR DACOSTA TOPPIN late of
20 Durham Close, Grazettes in the parish of Saint Michael in this Island who died
on the 19th day of February, 1969, by EDNA TOPPIN, widow of the said deceased.


OFFICIAL GAZETTE


y lsI 17, 1969











PROBATE ADVERTISEMENTS Continued


LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION to the Estate of ORLANDO SMALL also known as
ALONZA SMALL late of the parish of Saint John in this Island who died on the 5th
day of June, 1956, by ERNEST SMALL, brother of the said deceased.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION to the Estate of CHARLES OLTON BRERETON late of
Drax Hall in the parish of Saint George in this Island who died on the 12th day
of January, 1968, by CARLTON LEON BRERETON, son of the said deceased.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION to the Estate of RUBY ELZA DOREEN SERGEANT late
of Roach Village in the parish of Saint George in this Island who died on the 30th
day of March, 1943, by CLAIRE EVADNE GRANDISON, daughter of the said de-
ceased.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION DE BONIS NON to the Estate of DUDLEY DACOSTA
MURRAY late of Brittons Hill in the parish of Saint Michael in this Island who died
on the 29th day of January, 1964, by SYBIL ARNETHA ALLEYNE, daughter of the
said deceased.

UNLESS CAVEAT is lodged within fourteen days from the date of this Advertise-
ment with the Registrar of the Supreme Court through whom the abovenamed applications
have been made Probate and Administration will be granted accordingly.


Dated this 11th day of July, 1969.

C. A. ROCHEFORD
Registrar.


Government Printing Office.


OFFICIAL GAZETTE


July 17; 1969











THE





House of Assembly Debates




(OFFICIAL REPORT)


SECOND SESSION OF 1966 71


HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
Tuesday, 29th October, 198.
Pursuant to the adjournment, the House of As -
sembly met at 12.15 p.m. o'clock today.

PRESENT
His Honour J. E. T. BRANCKER, Q.C., F.Z.S.,
(Speaker); Hon. C. E. TALMA, (Minister of Health and Com-
munity Development); Hon. C. E. TUDOR, M.A., (Leader of
the House);Mr. J. B. CORBIN, J.P.; Hon. G. G. FERGUSSON,
(Minister of Trade, Tourism, Co-operatives and Fisheries);
Mr. R. ST.C. WEEKS, J.P.; Mr. W. R. LOWE, J.P.; Hon.
N. W. BOXILL, (Minister of Communications and Works);
Mr. J. B. YEARWOOD, J.P., (Chairman of Committees);
Mr. C. A. E. HOPPIN, J.P.; Mr. L. S. CRAIG andMr.
J. B. SPRINGER.

Prayers were read.

Mr. HINDS entered the Chamber and took his seat.

MINUTES
Mr. SPEAKER: I have the honour to inform the
House that the Minutes of the meetings of Tuesday,
9th July, 1968, Tuesday, 16th July, 1968, Tuesday,
30th July, 1968, Tuesday, 6th August, 1968, Friday
9thAugust, 1968, Tuesday, 13th August, 1968, Tues-
day, 27th August, 1968, Friday, 30th August, 1968
and Tuesday, 3rd September, 1968, have all been duly
circulated. I do not know if hon. members have had
ample opportunity of perusing the Minutes of those
nine meetings, and if they have not, I will readily
agree to postponing their confirmation that hon.
members might have such opportunity, there being
as many as nine of them; but if I receive no such in-
timation from hon. members, I will separately......
Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, I am requesting that
confirmation of the Minutes be deferred.

Mr. SPEAKER: The hon. member has reques-
ted that consideration of the Minutes of those nine
meetings be postponed because, quite understandably,
he has not had an opportunity of perusing them yet.
I therefore deem it reasonable to postpone confir-
mation of these until the next meeting of this House
when hon. members will have had an opportunity of
perusing them.


Sir GRANTLEY ADAMS entered the Chamber ind took
his seat.

Mr. SPEAKER: I have the honour to inform the
House that Iam in receipt of the Accounts and State-
ments of July, 1967, as prepared by the Accountant
General.

I also have the honour to inform the House that
I have received a letter dated 17th Septembar, 1968
from Government House, Barbados which reads as
follows: -

"His Excellency the Gqvernor -General presents
his compliments to His Honour the Speaker of the
House of Assembly and has the honour to forward,
herewith, a copy of a letter dated the 11th Septem-
ber, 1968, received from the Assistant Priv\ite Sec-
retary to The Queen acknowledging the receipt of the
Message of loyalty from the House of Assembly of
Barbados in which was conveyed their thanks and ap-
preciation for the gift of books from the House of
Commons to commemorate the attainment of Inde-
pendence by Barbados."




Also another letter from Government House,
Barbados which reads as follows:-

"His Excellency the Governor-General pre-
sents his compliments to His Honour the Speaker of
the House of Assembly and has the honour to for-
ward, herewith, a copy of a letter dated the 11th
September, 1968, received from the Assistant Pri-
vate Secretary of The Queen acknowledging the re-
ceipt of the Message of condolence from the House
of Assembly of Barbados on the death of Her Royal
Highness Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and
requesting that an expresslqn of The Queen's grati-
tude for their message of\sympathy, which Her
Majesty much appreciates, be conveyed to the
Speaker,"

I have the honour to inform the House that I
have received a Statement of the Revenue and Ex-
penditure of the Barbados Savings Bank for the half
year ended 30th June, 1967.


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PAPERS LAID

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, on behalf of
the Hon. and Learned Prime Minister, Minister of
Finance, and Minister of External Affairs, I am
commanded to lay the following:-

Statement showing Net Customs and Excise Re-
ceipts for five months ended 31st August, 1968.

Statement showing Net Customs and Excise Re-
ceipts for six months ended 30th September, 1968.

An Account of the Transactions in Rum in the
several Districts of the Island for quarters ended
30th June, 1968, and 30th September, 1968.

The Customs Duties (The Environmental Science
Ser\ ices Administration (ESSA) of the United States
Department of Commerce) Order, 1968.

An agreement between the Government of Bar-
bados and the Commonwealth Development corpora-
tion and the Barbados Mortgage Finance Company
Limited for the making of loans for the construction
and/or purchase of houses.

The Public Officers Loan and Travelling Al-
lowances (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations, 1968.
12.25 p.m.


Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, I am com-
manded to lay the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic
(Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 1958.

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, I am com-
manded to lay the Annual Report of the Public As-
sistance Board for the period April, 1967 to March,
1968.

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, onbehalf of the
Hoa. and Learned Prime Minister, Minister of Fi-
nance and Minister of External Affairs, I beg to give
notice of the following Resolutions:-

A Resolution to approve the lease to Seawell Air
Services Limited of a parcel of land situate at Sea-
well Airport, Christ Church.

A Resolution to place the sum of $2,364 at the
disposal of the Government to supplement the Esti-
mates 1968-69, in Part II. Capital as shown in the
supplementary Estimates 1968-69 No. 32 which form
the Schedule to the Resolution.

A Resolution to place the sum of $2,000 at the
disposal of the Government to supplement the Esti-
mates 1968-69, Part II- Capital as shown in the
Supplementary Estimates 1968-69 No. 33 which
form the Schedule to the Resolution.


A Resolution to place the sum of $33,618 at the
disposal of the Government to supplement the Esti-
mates 1968-69, Part I Current as shown in the
Supplementary Estimates 1968-69 No. 34 which
form the Schedule to the Resolution.

A Resolution to place the sum of $29,130 at the
disposal of the Government to supplement the Esti-
mates 1968-69, Part II Capital as shown in the
Supplementary Estimate 1968-69 No. 35 which form
the Schedule to the Resolution.

A Resolution to place the sum of $73,501 at the
disposal of the Government to supplement the.Esti-
mates 1968-69 Part I Current, as shown in the
Supplementary Estimates 1968-69 No, 36which form
the Schedule to the Resolution.

I beg to give notice of my intention to move the
House into Committee of Supply at its next meeting
in order to deal with the money Resolutions of which
notice has just been given.

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, I beg to give
notice of the following Resolution:- A Resolution to
approve the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amend-
ment) (No. 2) Regulations, 1968.

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, onbehalfof the
Hon. and Learned Prime Minister, Minister of Fi-
nance and Minister of Ex!ernal Affairs, I beg to
give notice of the following Bills:-

A Bill to amend the Savings Bank Act, 1914.

A Bi1l to amend the Currency (No.2) Act, 1965.

A Bill respecting Income Taxes.

REPLIES 'DD PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, onbehalf of the
Hon. Prime Minister, Ministerof Finance and Minis-
ter of External Affairs, I beg to give notice that the
Oral Replies to the following Parliamentary Ques-
tions are now ready:-

The Oral Reply to Parliamentary Question No.
132, asked by the hon. sen'iormemberforSt. James.

The Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions
Nos. 169 and 170, asked by the hon. senior member
for St. Thomas.
The Oral Replies to Parliamentary. Questions
Nos. 186 and 246, asked by the hon. senior member
for St. James.
The Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions
Nos. 196 and 210, asked by the hon. junior member
for St. Peter.
The Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions
Nos. 233 and 242, asked by the hon. senior member
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The Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions
Nos. 257, 265, 189, 208, 209, 255 and 261, asked by
the hon. junior member for St. Peter.

The Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions
Nos. 172 and 241, asked by the hon. senior member
for St. Thomas.

The Oral Reply to Parliamentary Question No.
230, asked by the hon. senior member for Bridge-
town.

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, I beg to give
notice that Oral Replies to the following Parliamen-
tary Questions are now ready:-

The Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions
Nos. 19 and 243, asked by the hon. senior member
for St. James.

The Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions
Nos. 168 and 243, asked by the hon. senior member
for St. Thomas.

The Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions
Nos. 192,218, 254, 260, 262 and 263, asked by the
hon. junior member for St. Peter.

The Oral Reply to Parliamentary Question No.
197, asked by the hon. seniormember forSt. Joseph.

The Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions
Nos. 221, 222, 224 and 226, asked by the hon. senior
member for Christ Church.

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, I beg to give
notice that Oral Replies to the following Parlia-
mentary Questions are now ready:-

The Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions
Nos. 177, 213 and 217, askedbythe hon. junior mem-
ber for St. Peter.

The Oral Reply to Parliamentary Questions No.
244, asked by the hon. seniormember for St. Thomas.

The Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions
Nos. 249 and 267, asked by the hon. senior mem-
ber for St. James.

Hon. G. G. FERGUSSON: Mr. Speaker, I beg to
give notice that Oral Reply to Parliamentary Ques-
tion No. 238, asked bythe hon. seniormember for St.
Thomas is now ready.

PRIVATE MEMBER'S NOTICE

Mr. SMITH: Mr. Speaker, I beg to give notice
of the following Resolution:-

WHEREAS this House notes with dismay and con-
cern that the present procedure for introducing, de-
bating and passing the annual Budgetary Proposals
has prevented, and will, unless altered, continue to
prevent full debate by the Opposition at the appro-
priate time of this most important measure;


BE IT RESOLVED that this House call on the
Government to revert to the old procedure whereby
the Resolution on which debate is founded, is intro-
duced by the Government, andtakes place in Govern-
ment, and not in Private Members' time.

Mr. ST. JOHN entered the House and took his seat.
12.35 p.m.

BILLS

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, I beg to move
that a Bill to amend the Savings Bank Act, 1914, be
now read a first time.

Hon. C. E. TALMA: I beg to second that.


The question was put and resolved in the affirmative
without division.


Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, I beg to move
that a Bill to amend the Currency (No. 2) Act, 1965,
be now read a first time.

Hon. C. E. TALMA: I beg to second that.


The question was put and resolved in the affirmative
without division.


Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, I beg to move
that a Bill respecting Income Taxes be now read a
first time.

Hon. C. E. TALMA: I beg to second that.

The question was put and resolved in the affirmative
without division.

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

THE WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY
(AMENDMENT) ACT, 1968

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, before we
proceed, I would like to intimate to the House that
the Hon. Minister of Communications and Works
does not intend to proceed at this day's sitting with
the Bill listed under Government Business. This
means, of course, that there is no Government Busi-
ness to be proceeded with today. We have, however,
tabled, I believe, replies to nearly fifty questions -
41 questions and I am thinking that it would be a
good opportunity to do Question Time and to dispose
of them. (Interruption). My hon. colleague is suggest-
ing that today could very well be called "Question
Day", because I believe that hon. members opposite
not always justifiably, are concerned aboutthe delay
in answering Questions. We have managed to break
the back of the backlog of work during the 'recess,
and we should like, I think, to get these done today.

I therefore propose to move I hope the hon.
member opposite would agree with this the sus-
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with a suspension for the luncheon period when this
is convenient, probably at half past one or a quarter
to two, and then proceed after the luncheon suspen-
sion to continue until we get these Questions finished.
I would like to hear some reaction from the other
side before I move a formal motion for the suspen-
sion of Standing Orders.

Sir GRANTLEY ADAMS: Mr. Speaker, this is
another instance of not approaching the Opposition
before coming into this House. Nobody would object
to doing Questiono now. Probably all of those Ques-
tions should have been answered before today. I do
wish to protest against this habit ofwaitinguntil you
come to the House to approach the Opposition when
you should do it beforehand. The hon. member was
not present for the last few days, but there are other
members of the Government who were in this Island
and could have done it. I did not quite catch what the
hon. member said about Government Business......

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, if the hon.
member would look at the Order Paper, he would see
that there is one item set djwn forGovernment Busi-
ness today. The Minister does not propose to proceed
with it today, and therefore, there is nothing under
Government Business.

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, I beg to move
that Standing Orders Nos. 5,14,16,18,19, 40 and 45
be suspended for the remainder of today's sitting.

Hon. C. E. TALMA: I beg to second that.

The question was put and resolved in the affirmative
without division.


QUESTION TIME


Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker,
that Question Time be now taken.


I beg to move


Hon. C. E. TALMA: I beg to second that.

The question was put and resolved in the affirmative
without division.

Mr. SPEAKER: It is now Question Time.


Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, I would just
like to make a suggestion, if it is agreeable to Your
Honour and to the House. I think the copy of the No-
tices, which Your Honour has, showed that the replies
are tabled under individual Ministers. This, of course,
makes for convenience from our point of view; but
the Questions, of course, would not necessarily be
in the numerical order. I do not know if Your Honour
wishes to take them numerically from the lowest
number right up to the highest, or whether you wish
to do them as there are on your Paper. Whichever
one it is, of course, is equally convenient, but I was
thinking, perhaps that, as they are listed under in-
dividual Ministers, you might take them that way.


Mr. SPEAKER: There is that problem that copies
of this document are not ingeneral circulation. I had
contemplated, so far as possible, dealing with the
earliest first and starting with No. 19.
12.45 p.m.

QUESTION re REPAIR OF ROAD
AT CARLTON, ST. JAMES

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 19 stands in the
name of the hon. senior member for St. James.

Mr. CRAIG: Mr. Speaker, the Question reads as
follows:-

To enquire of the appropriate Minister:

1. Is Government aware that because of the
recent heavy rains, the road at Upper Carlton, St.
James, is well-nigh impassable, and that residents
of the area experience great difficulty in transporting
their canes to the factory for grinding?

2. Will Government treat the repair of the
said road as an urgent priority?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the Replies
are as follows:-

"1. Yes, Sir; but the road is a private road;

2. The road does not properly qualify for
repair by Government, but had it so qualified, it would
not be accorded high priority rating under the Gov-
ernment's Road Works Programme as there are not
many individual land owners and only about five
houses in the area."

QUESTION re CAR PARK FACILITIES

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 160 stands in the
name of the hon. senior member for St. James.

Mr. CRAIG: Mr. Speaker, the question reads as
follows:-

To enquire of the appropriate Minister:

Is the Minister aware that certain persons or
firms (other than persons connected with diplomatic
representatives of foreign countries) have been
granted the facility of renting lots in public car
parks in Bridgetown upon a monthly basis?

Does the Minister consider this practice to be
in the interest of the travelling public?

Will the Minister see to it that an end is put to
this iniquitous practice?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the Replyis as
follows:-

Any member of the public may rent a lot in a
public car park in Bridgetown where such facility
exists and provided lots are available. Revised park-







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ing systems and the provision of an increased number
of parking lots are under active consideration. It is
not proposed, at this stage, to change the existing
system.

Mr. CRAIG: Sir, I can appreciate what the Min-
ister is saying; as far as I understand from the Min-
ister, he does no: think it is in the best interest to
change the present system; but you would observe
also that this Question which is to my mind an im-
portant one......

Mr. SPEAKER: I do not quite follow the supple-
mentary Question. The fault may be mine.

Mr. CRAIG: The supplementary questions this:
My question says "other than persons connected
with diplomatic representatives of foreign countries s:
but there are other......

Mr. SPEAKER: Are there other

Mr. CRAIG: Are there other persons besides
representatives of Life Insurance Companies and
Banks using these lots which the actual travelling
public do not find it convenient to use?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: I thought I had made that
clear to the hon. member. Anybody can rent these
lots Banks and Insurance Companies and they
also do, and that is why the car park at Hincks Street
has been filled up; so I do not understand the Question
the hon. member is asking. Anybody can rent the lots
in the car park as long as Ispace is available.

Mr. St. JOHN: Has the Minister considered
whether it would not be more financially beneficial
to the Government if these lots were only let on an
hourly or daily basis so that youwouldget a greater
turnover of the use of the space and at the same time
facilitate a greater number of users of the space?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: That is a very good ques-
tion, but the answerto that is "No, I do not think so."
The simple reason is that we all are Barbadians. We
are making ten dollars a month, and if we rented on an
hourly basis I do not think we would make that. The
point is that we are getting guaranteed income when
we do it like this, and the next thing is that I know -
I am not saying that members on the opposite side
or this side do it people who go into the car park
because they do not pay when they are going in. The
car parks generally carry one attendant, and some-
times people slip back out, and the attendant does
not even know they have gone without getting a ticket;
so the Government loses money.
Mr. CRAIG: Would the Minister consider using
more attendants so as to take care of that?
Hon. N. W. BOXILL: The car park is really to
make money. We spent thousands of dollars to fill
in the Careenage to facilitate people, and we intend
to make money. People must pay for facilities, and
getting more attendants does not necessarily mean
we will get more money. You must remember that I


live here too like anybody else. You may get more
attendants and get less money; but I will also say to
the Chamber that it is my intention to introduce an
innovation I cannot tell you what it is yet where
everybody who want to park will have to pay to do so
in the City, and I do not believe Government will be
losing money then, and if they do lose, it would be a
minimum amount of money, and not like whatwe are
losing now in the car parks.

Mr. St. JOHN: Would the Minister consider al-
locating a small space in the car parks for the pur-
pose of getting a comparative idea as to the amount
of money you get in by allowing that to be used only
on an hourly basis?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Yes, I have considered
that, Mr. Speaker; but I must warn hon. members
not to let us carry this past a joke, because this is
no inquisition and I do not intend to be hopping up and
down. If we take the car park in Independence Square
as against the car park in Hincks Street, we are
making quite a lot more money in Hincks Street, for
the simple reason that some of the people rent the
spaces and do not always occupy them, but we are
being paid for them. Everybody knows the amount
of money we have spent in Independence Square when
it was rumouredthatwe were doing something for the
Goddards and a lot of nonsense. The Goddards are
not even in town, but that is by the way. If you look
at that car park, you will never see it filled with
cars other than on a political meeting night when
nobody has to pay; but the moment you have to pay,
people go all the way down by the Market to park and
walk back up. We had a car park at the back of Barnes
Building, and the complaint about this was that it was
too far from the City, but I am sure that it is not
further from Broad Street than the parking space
at Princess Alice Road. That is why we had to turn
the car park into a bus stand. People in Barbados
have the tendency of wanting a lot of things for
nothing, but they leave this country and go outside
and pay for everything. The car park at Indepen-
dence Square can hold quite a number of cars, but it
is almost always empty. As I said, I intend to bring
something new. (A VOICE: What about meters?) They
are too expensive, and I know that meters can be
picked. I thank the Opposition for their suggestions,
but God was not so stupid as to give only the people
in the Opposition sense; I have some too. I said I did
not want meters and the Leader of the Opposition is
getting into a rage. Meters take up too much time,
and in the first place the sidewalks are too small;
so when you put meters on the sidewalks, what is
going to happen? It would mean that people would
have to walk in the road which is dangerous to the
public.
12.55 p.m.

A meter like this to hold money? This is a five-
cent meter. (Asides). But not this size.

Mr. SPEAKER: May I assure the Hon. Minister
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Hon. N. W. BOXILL: The Hon. Leader of the
Opposition raised some nonsense about meters.
(Asides).

Sir GRANTLEY ADAMS: Is the hon. member
telling us that you cannot recover by the charge you
make, the cost of any slot meter or anything else you
put? Did the hon. member realise what he was say-
ing when he said that they are too expensive? Can't
you get back your expense by the charge you make?

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, does the Minister not
consider that the time has come when the Town and
Country Planning Department is not giving permis-
sion for any commercial building to go up in Bridge-
town, which does not provide its own parking lot?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, just like any-
body else I can consider anything, but that question
really should not be put to me at all. Yes, I feel so
as a citizen of Barbados. We can all believe what we
like. Once a sprat thought that it was a herring, but
the fishermen knew differently.

WATER SERVICE FOR RESIDENTS
AT MID-BENN HILL

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 192 standinginthe
name of the hon. junior member for St. Peter. That
is on page 11, left-hand column.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the ap-
propriate Minister:-

1. Is Government aware that residents at
Mid-Benn Hill, in the parish of St. Peter, are denied
the opportunity of having Government pipe-borne wa-
ter service installed at their homes?

2. If the answer to the above is in the affirma-
tive, will Government take the necessary steps to
provide this much-needed service to those residents
in this area who have formanyyears been signifying
their intention of paying for such a service?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the Reply is as
follows:-

"The residents of Mid-Benn Hill along with
householders in all parts of the Island will have the
opportunity of having pipe-borne water service in-
stalled in their homes in accordance with the Gov-
ernment's declared policy.

2. Does not arise."

Mr. HINDS: Will the Minister tell us what is the
Government's declared policy in this respect?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: The Government's de-
clared policy is that every available home, so long
as it is in the proximity of the water main, should
have water in it. Since this Government has been
in power, we have been installing water in people's
homes at the rate of over 200 services per month.


Mr. MOTTLEY entered the House and took his seat.


Mr. MOTTLEY: That was the declaredpolicyof
even my Government.

Sir GRANTLEY ADAMS: What priority is given?
Obviously, it should be the policy of every Govern-
ment to put water in every home, but what is the
order? By parishes, so many per parish? What is
the order in which the services are installed?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: It was the duty of every
Government which was in power to putwater services
for the public, but when the Barbados Labour Party
was in power, you had to go andbeg. I know that, for
many days, people were down there begging to have
these services installed although theyhadto pay for
them. They were begging for months. Some people
had their pipes laid down for years before they could
get the water installed. In reply to the other Question,
this has never happened with the Barbados Labour
Party. When the Democratic Labour Party came into
power, we made sure that every available person,
who had paid his money, had water installed within
a month's time. We do not take itby parish; we take
it by the availability of mains. If there are mains in
the area and the people apply for water, then they
will get water; or we put down a main to suit the
number of residents. Since this Party has been in
power, 35,000 connections have been made. Do not
tell me that water just came to Barbados since the
Democratic Labour Party came into power What
happened when the Barbados Labour Party was in
power for over seventeen years?

Mr. SPEAKER: I am afraid that the Hon. Minister
may not ask Questions of the other side.

Mr. HINDS: Can the Minister tell us if there are
water mains at Mid-Benn Hill?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, I will read
this for the benefit of the hon. member.

"Installation of a water Main is practicable and
the water supply will be available" (Asides). The
hon. member can hear, but he cannot understand.

Mr. SPEAKER: I am afraid that I cannot hear
the Hon. Minister.

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: It was not meant for Your
Honour to hear, (Laughter). I was readingthisfor the
benefit of the hon. member.

"Installation of a Water Main is practicable and
a supply will be available. Pressures initiallywillbe
a bit low, but they will be improved when Alleyne-
dale Pumping Station goes into operation. The length
of four-inch main required is 700 feet."
Therefore, the distance is 700 feet away. As
soon as we do this and we bring in Alleynedale, I
suppose you will be going into mid-Benn Hill and
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Mr. SPEAKER: I beg the hon. member's pardon.

Mr. St. JOHN: Mr. Speaker, I heard the Hon.
Minister say that since the Democratic Labour Party
came into power, they have put in 35,000 water ser-
vices. I would like to ask the Hon. Minister whether
he has read the Economic Survey which has just been
published, because he will find that there were 21,831
consumers in 1961-62 and, according to this Econo-
mic Survey, for 1967-68 there are 35,000; so he can
look at page 54 of this Economic Survey and see.

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, I really do not
want to keep back the House with this frivolity. If I
did say that we installed 35,000 services, thatwould
be erroneous. I know that I quoted the figures "35,000'
but I do not remember if I said that we put them in.
What I do know is that I said to the hon. junior mem-
ber for St. Peter that since we came into power, we
have put in an average of 200 services a month. ( A
MEMBER: You said 35,000 in seven years) Well, I
can make a mistake just like anybody else. If I said
35,000 in seven years, I beg to withdraw that. We
have put in over 10,000 services in seven years.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, did I understand the
Minister to say that it is the Government's intention
to install 700 feet of water main in the mid-Benn Hill
area?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: No, I did not say so.
(Asides).

Mr. SPEAKER: I am afraid that the Minister can-
not answer the Question which has been put in that
way, "if the Hon. Minister understands." Perhaps,
the hon. member should ask, "Did I correctly under-
stand the Minister?"

Mr. HINDS: Yes, Sir. DidI correctlyunderstand
the Minister to say that?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, I must warn
hon. members that there are over 47 questions
which we have to answer, and therefore I cannot keep
jumping up and down like a yo-yo. What I read out
was that the length of four-inch main required was
700 feet, most of which will necessitate the re-
instatement of the road.
1.05 p.m.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, I am askingthe Minis-
ter if this 700 feet concerns the installation at mid-
Benn Hill. That is all.

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the 700 feet
does not concern the installation at mid-Benn Hill;
it belongs to the Water Works. If he means that the
700 feet will help people to get more water, that will
be correct. I made that quite clear. It is either that I
do not speak English well enough, or somebody does
not understand English.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker,wouldthe Ministertell
us when they intend to start installing this water
main at Benn Hill?


Hon. N. W. BOXILL: As soon as practicable.

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 197 standtnginthe
name of the hon. senior member for St. Joseph to be
found on page 12, left hand column.

INADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY IN ST. JOSEPH

Mr. SMITH: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the Min-
ister of Communications and Works:-

1. Is the Minister aware that the water sup-
ply in the parish of St. Joseph is inadequate?

2. Is the Minister also aware that the police-
men at District "F" Police Station, are very hard
pressed for water?

3. Can the Minister say what is being done
to improve the water service in St. Joseph?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the replies are
as follows:

(1) Yes, Sirl It should howeverbe pointed out
that the water supply is inadequate mainly in the
higher elevations of the parish of St. Joseph.

(2) Yes, Sir.

(3) Work is now in progress on the installa-
tion of a new 12" main from Golden Ridge to Castle
Grant. This will enable more water to be brought
into supply thereby substantially improving the water
service to the higher elevations of St. Joseph.

Mr. SMITH: As a supplementary, can the Minis-
ter say whether the water supplywill be restored to
its previous pressure, after the 12" main has been
installed?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: No, Mr. Speaker, I do not
expect that, when this 12" main is installed, the wa-
ter will be restored to its previous pressure. The
reason for putting in the 12" main is to improve
the water supply. We will be pumping more water
into the reservoir at Castle Grant, and we will have
a better supply of water coming out of Castle Grant.
We will be keeping the water level at Castle Grant
much higher.

Many nights I have been to St. Thomas in the
Welchman Hall area, and I discovered that there was
only about one foot of water inthe reservoir at Cas-
tle Grant. Now that this 12" main has been installed
we will be able to keep the water level at Ca:tle
Grant much higher. This would improve the water
supply in St. Joseph, St. Thomas, and all of those
areas that are serviced from the Castle Grant reser-
voir.

Mr. SMITH: Mr. Speaker, can the Minister re-
member saying on the floor of this House that Castle
Grant reservoir had become inadequate to meet the
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Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Yes, Mr. Speaker, I have
said so in this Chamber. What I am trying to explain
to the hon. member is that when this was so, Castle
Grant was being supplied by either 4" or 6" mains,
but we are now using a 12" main and you can put
more pressure on the main. Let us say that a 4"
main would take 5,000 gallons of water, and a 12"
main would take 50,000 gallons of water. This is only
an average, but it means that the people would be
using the same amount of water from the reservoir
and the water level would remain higher. We found
that this would be a lot more economical and it
would serve a more useful and immediate purpose at
the moment, because if we were going to put up an-
other reservoir up there we would not have the neces-
sary area.

Mr. SMITH: Mr. Speaker, I do notwantto tie up
the Minister, and I have to put it in the form of a
question. If I did not have to do so, I would have said
that when the Minister told this House that he wanted
a reservoir, he did not want it. He wanted a bigger
main, and he is looking after it now. That is what I
wanted to find out, Sir, but I could not pat it to him
in that way.

Mr. SPEAKER: Well, the hon. member has not
put it that way, but he has put it.

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: If the hon. member would
give way, I would like to say something. That is not a
fair statement to make on the floor of this House.
This has absolutely nothing to do with it. When the
Castle Grant reservoir was first bu'lt, Ithinkit was
built to hold 250,000 gallons of water. Itwas built in
the days when only a select few could afford to put
water in their houses. At that time almost everybody
had to use a bucket and the standpost. As a matter
of fact, when the other people were in power the
managers who used to be on the Vestry used to put
the standposts where their mules and :he people who
worked with them in their fields couldgetwater, and
they did not care anything about the residents. You
can pass through any area and you will see that
standposts were put miles away from where the vil-
lags was. When the reservoir at Castle Grant was
built, it was built specifically take, for instance,
when the Electric Company was put down; when the
Electric Company was first put down, it was not
put down so that people like you and me could have
electricity. When the reservoir at Castle Grant was
first put down, that was not done so that everybody
in St. Joseph should have water in his house. It was
put down for a select few: the Coxes and maybe the
Smiths and that type of people.

Mr. SPEAKER: The hon. member is not re-
ferring to a member of the House by name?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: No, Sir. I am referring to
Dudley Smith. It has happened that the standard of
living has gone up remarkably since the Democratic
Labour Party came into power, and everybody is
now putting in a pipe in his home, and he also uses a
hose. That is where you get a problem at Castle
Grant. I hope, Mr. Speaker, that I have made myself
nirtp clear for the hon. member.


Mr. SPEAKER: No. 221 standing in the name
of the hon. and learned member for Christ Church,
page 16, right hand column.

EXPENDITURE ON STREET LIGHTING
IN CHRiST CHURCH

Mr. ST. JOHN: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the
Minister of Communications & Works:

1. Will the Minister state what sums of money
were expended in the parish of Christ Churchby the
Central Government on Street lighting in the finan-
cial year 1967-687 If any sum was expended, will the
Minister state whether any new lights we re installed?

2. Will the Minister state what sums it is
proposed to expend in the parish of Christ Church
in the financial year 1968-69 on street lighting and
how many new lights and where these lights are pro-
posed to be installed, if any, and on what basis is
the selection made?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the replies
are as follows:

"1. It is not possible to state with any degree
of accuracy what sums of money were expended on
street lighting in the parish of Christ Church during
the financial year 1967-68 since payments are based
on the total number of lamps installed throughout the
island and not on the number of lamps installed in
each parish. No new lamps were installed in the
parish of Christ Church during the financial year
1967-68.

2. The sum of $7,000 has been providedinthe
1968/69 estimates to light the Seawell to Oistins
Highway and negotiations are in train with the Bar-
bados Light and Power Company regarding the num-
ber and recurrent cost of lamps to be used on this
highway. It has been selected because of its use by
the heavy traffic generated by Seawall Airport."
1.15 p.m.

Mr. ST. JOHN: Mr. Speaker, is the Minister
aware that since the Barbergreeningof the road from
Top Rock to Oistin, the difficulties with the absence
of street lighting have been magnified tremendously
and, particularly when the rain is falling, it is worse
still? Would he consider spending some moneythere
rather than putting street lights very close to each
other between Oistin and Seawell?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, I am aware
that all the Barber Green roads tend to be dark, not
only the ones in the area referred to, but as I said
on the floor of this House, street lighting for the
Island is a "must". Although I have explained this
on several occasions, hon. members on the opposite
side wvho want to get in their punches seem to think
that somebody is trying to be vicious or vindictive. It
is nothing like that. The truth is thatwhen we started
to get a very good lamp like the one I spoke about in
Hincks Street, down came the pound and everybody
found himself in a quandary and we had to start re-
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from Canada which is a hard currency area. We are
now trying to get some lamps which we are going to
assemble ourselves, and if I am not mistaken, I think
it is in the city area that we have started to take out
the incandescent lamps and put in some of these
fluorescent lamps. I am speaking under correction.
I have just been told that one is in Halls Road, not that
this is the only one. We are really going ahead with
this especially in places like Highway 1 and on the
Road to Seawell. It is the duty of the Opposition to
make the Government in power uncomfortable, but the
duty of the Opposition is alsoto help the Government
and not to expect us with mauby money to buy
champagne. I will do my best, and when a man has
done his best, angels cannot do better.

QUESTION re DISREPAIR OF CARTERS
ROAD AND RAWLINS ROAD

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 222 stands in the
name of the Hon. and Learned member for Christ
Church.

Mr. ST. JOHN: Mr. Speaker, the question reads
as follows:-

To enquire of the appropriate Minister:

Is the Minister aware that the roads knows as
Carters Gap Road, Rawlins Road and the subsidiary
roads in the Silver Sands Carters Gap area are in
a bad state of disrepair? Will the Minister state
whether the Government proposes to repair the said
roads and if so, when?

2. Is the Minister aware that there are a
number of tenantry roads in the Gall Hill and Lodge
Road area in the parish of Christ Church which are
unsurfaced and unpaved and expose the users thereof
to great inconvenience especially in the rainy season?
Will the Minister state whetherthe Government pro-
poses to pave the said roads and drain the same
properly?

3. If the answer to the above is in the affirma-
tive, will the Minister state in what financial year?

4. Willthe Minister state whether his Min-
istry of Government has called on any tenantry own-
ers to pave and properly drain any roads in the parish
of Christ Church pursuant to the lawof this Island
under the Public Health Acts, since the take-overof
Public Health and Roads by the Central Government?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the reply is
as follows:-

(i) and (ii) Yes, Sir. However, Carters Gaphas
already been surfaced. It is proposed to repair the
other roads in the Silver Sands/Rawlins Road and the
Gall Hill/Lodge Road areas when funds become avail-
able and in accordance with their priority rating.


(iii) Does not arise.


(iv) No Ministry has called on any tenantry
owner to pave and properly drain any roads in the
parish of Christ Church since the take over of
Public Health and roads by Central Government.

Mr. ST. JOHN: Will the Minister consider a
scheme whereby the Government could agree to con-
tribute some and the owners of these tenantry roads
contribute some so as to speedupthe large number of
roads?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Yes, Mr. Speaker, When
Questions like these are asked, Iget somewhat chary,
because this is. exactly what I have already proposed,
and I am wondering if somebody is stealing my thun-
der or if news has been brought to other people.
I always remember that the Leader of the Opposition
said that there is no secret in our Cabinet, and that
he knows all that goes on; so I am wondering if the
hon. senior member for Christ Church also gets
his information through some other source. Anyhow
this has been considered and we are now trying to
see if we can get it implemented.
QUESTION re REPAIR OF ROAD AT
RENDEZVOUS-FAIRWAY GARDENS

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 224 stands in the
name of the hon. senior member for Christ Church.

Mr. ST. JOHN: Mr. Speaker, the Question reads
as follows:-

To enquire of the appropriate Minister:

1. Is the Minister aware that part of the road
system in the Rendezvous-Fairway Gardens areawas
repaired and repaved by the Southern District Council
when it was in control of the roads in that part of
Christ Church?

2. Is the Minister aware that the residents in
the said Rendezvous-Fairway Gardens area were
promised by the Southern District Council that the
balance of. roads in their areas would be repaired
but that the Government took over the roads before
this was done?

3. Will the Minister state whether the Gov-
ernment proposes to complete the work started by
the Southern District Council? If the answer to the
above is in the affirmative, will the Minister state
in what financial year?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the replies
are as follows:-

"1. Yes, Sir!

2. No, Sirl

3. Work on the repair of the roads and the
improvement of the drainage system in the Rendez-
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QUESTION re CIVIL SERVANTS AT
BRIDGETOWN PORT

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 218 stands in the
name of the hon. junior member for St. Peter.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, the Question reads as
follows: -

To enquire of the appropriate Minister:-

Is Government aware of the indignities suffered
by Civil Servants working at Her Majesty's Customs
at the Bridgetown Port by having to submit them-
selves to being searched at the gate when proceeding
off duty?

2. Will Government, without in anyway en-
dangering the security of the Port, take steps to
protect Customs Officers from such harassment?

3. Who holds the keys to the sheds in the
Bridgetown Port overnight?

4. What control does Government have over
its customs Department in the various sheds and
elsewhere at the Port after customs officers take
their exit?

5. Will Government take steps to ensure more
humane conditions and better working conditions for
Customs Officers working in the Bridgetown Port?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the replies
are as follows:-

"1. The Government isnot aware of any indig-
nities being suffered by employees of the Customs
Department in the Bridgetown Harbour.In accordance
with the provisions of the Barbados Harbours Regu-
lations, 1961, as amended, a member of the Police
Force or an authorised employee of the Port De-
partment may stop and search any personorvehicle
found in or entering or leaving the Bridgetown Har-
bour.

2. Does not arise.

3. The keys to the sheds are held over-nightly
by Port Contractors.

4. There is one Police Constable and one
Customs Guard at the Main Gate at alltimes. There
are also regular Police patrols within the Port area.
Spot checks are also made by Senior Customs and
Police Officials periodically.

5. Government is not aware that the conditions
under which Customs Officers work in the Bridge-
town Harbour are inhumane or unsatisfactory.

QUESTION re LODGE HILL RESERVOIR

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 254 stands in the
name of the hon. junior member for St. Peter.


Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, the Question reads as
follows:-

To enquire of the appropriate Minister:

Has the new Lodge Hill Reservoir been com-
pleted?

2. If so, when?

3. If the answer to No. 1 is inthe affirmative,
when does Government intend honouring its promise
stated in writing on 3rd February, 1966 to give
priority to the laying of a water main at Storey Gap,
Codrington Hill on completion of the Reservoir?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the replies
are as follows:-

1. Yes, Sir.

2. The reservoir was completed and put into
supply on 27th July, 1967.

3. It is not now proposed to install amainat
Storey's Gap, Codrington Hill, since this is a Zone
1 area; and Government's water resources protec-
tion policy provides that no new water connections
shall be made in Zone 1 areas. A public standpipe
has, however, been installed in Storey's Gap.
1.25 p.m.

PROVISION OF STAND-PIPE AT LONESOME
HILL ROAD

Mr. SPEAKER: The same hon. member. Ques-
tion No. 260 on page 24, left-hand column.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the
appropriate Minister:-

Is Government aware that residents of Lonesome
Hill, St. Peter have to walk long distances to fetch
a supply of water for their homes?

2. Will Government take steps to provide a
standpipe at a Central point of the said Lonesome
Hill Road so that residents may be better served?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the Reply to
the hon. member's Question is as follows:-
"1. There is a standpipe at the western end of
Loresome Hill Road.
2. Consideration will be given to the installa-
tion of another standpipe in a more central point
along the Lonesome Hill Road during the next finan-
cial year."

Mr. HINDS: I thank the hon. Minister.

EXTENSION OF WATER MAINS AT FOUR HILL -
LONESOME HILL JUNCTION
Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 262, standing inthe
name of the same hon. member. That is to be found
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Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the
appropriate Minister:-

Would Government consider extending the water
mains at the Four Hill Lonesome Hill junction to
accommodate those residents at Four Hill district who
are willing to have water services installed at their
homes?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the Reply is as
follows:-

"Consideration will be given to the extension of
the existing water main during the next financial
year."

UNSATISFACTORY WATER SUPPLY AT MOUNT,
ST. PETER AND ST. ANDREW

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 263 also standing in
the name of the hon. junior member for St. Peter.
That is on page 24, right-hand column.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the
appropriate Minister:-

Is Government aware that the water supply at
Mount, St. Peter and St. Andrew is intermittent and
very unsatisfactory to meet the needs of the residents
there?

Will Government take steps to improve the water
supply there and also consider the laying of the
necessary mains to enable house-holders to have
opportunity of having water services installed at
their homes?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the Reply is
as follows:-

1. Yes, Sirl

2. Government's water development for the
period 1968/72 includes the erection of a reservoir
at Rock Hall, St. Peter, to improve the water supply
to higher elevations of St. Peter including Mt.
Stepney.

FLOOD AREA BETWEEN OISTIN'S POST
OFFICE AND TOP ROCK

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 226 standinginthe
name of the hon. and learned senior member for
Christ Church. That is on page 18 top left-hand
column. I must apologise to the hon. member. I did
not notice that Question just now when I was calling
the sequence of that hon. member's question.

Mr. ST. JOHN: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the
appropriate Minister:

1. Is the Minister aware that during the rainy
season the area between the Post Office in Oistins
and Top Rock is very badly flooded?


2. Will the Minister state what are Govern-
ments's plan, if any, for creating a proper drainage
system for this area.

3. Will the Minister state in which financial
year Government proposes to implement the same?

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, the Reply to
the hon. member's Question is as follows:-

1. Investigation disclose that certain areas
between the Post Office at Oistin's and Top Rock
experience drainage difficulties after heavy rainfall
but in most cases the waterwhich collects disappears
quickly on cessation of the rain.

2. It is proposed to improve the drainage
system in the area.

3. Work on the improvement to the drainage
system will be started in the current financial year.

Mr. Speaker, before I sit down, I should also
like to say, for the benefit of the hon. member, I
think that he is aware of this, that we have started
the drainage up by Oistins already.

QUESTIONS ALLOWED TO STAND OVER

Mr. SPEAKER: There are two other questions
which have been put to the Hon. Minister who has
just been replying. They are Questions Nos. 168 and
243, both of which are in the name of an hon. and
learned member who does not appear to be in his
place.

Hon. N. W. BOXILL: Mr. Speaker, there isalso
Question No. 197, asked by the hon. senior member
for St. Joseph. (ASIDES).

Mr. SPEAKER: That was answered already.
Does the hon. member have a supplementary answer?
There are only those two other Questions, and no
hon. member has offered to put those questions.

Sir GRANTLEY ADAMS: Mr. Speaker, the hon.
member has intimated, and I thought that the mes-
sage might have got to Your Honour, that he is ill
today and does not want his Questions put.

Mr. SPEAKER: I did not receive the message
that the hon. and learned member is ill. In that event,
I will allow these questions to be deferred.

With regard to the Hon. Minister qf Health and
Community Development, I propose to deal with
those Questions to which answers have been laid
by his Ministry today.

APPOINTMENT OF DIETITIANONQUEEN
ELIZABETH HOSPITAL'S STAFF
Mr. SPEAKER: Queston No. 177, standinginthe
name of the hon. junior member for St. Peter. That
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Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the ap-
propriate Minister:-

1. Has a dietitian been appointed to the Staff
of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital?

2. If the answer to the above is in the affirma-
tive, has the officer assumed duty? If so, when? If
not, why not?

3. If the answer to No. 1 is in the negative,
are the duties of dietitian being performed at this
institution? If so, by whom?

4. When last was the post advertised as being
vacant and what were the minimum qualifications
stipulated?

5. Were any applications received? If so, from
whom and how many such were received?

6. What were the best qualifications of those
applying?

7. How long has the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
been without the services of a dietitian as qualified
academically and practically as Government seeks?

8. What are the academic qualifications of the
officer now performing the duties of dietitian and
how many years' practical experience does the
officer have to his or her credit?

9. If the post was advertised, what was the
minimum salary attached thereto?

10. What salary is being paid to the officer now
performing those duties; and for how 1dng has the
officer been serving?

11. Has the Government offered training abroad
to anyone to qualify for filling this post in the near
future ?

12. If not, why not?

13. Does Government consider nutritionist as
a qualified dietitian?
1.35 p.m.

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, the replies
are as follows:-

1 & 2. The Public Service Commission has
secured the services of a suitably qualified person
for appointment on contract, but the person, who is
at present working abroad, is unable to assume duty
before 1st January 1969.

3. The duties of dietitian are not at present
being fully performed. Recourse has had to be taken
to a departmental arrangement whereby the medical
staff and the catering staff cooperate in the use of
standard and special diet sheets.


4. In March, 1968, the minimum qualification
stipulated was membership of the British Dietetic
Association or its equivalent.

5. Only one application from a suitably quali-
fied person was received.

6. Diploma in Dietetics of Leeds College of
Technology.

7. Since November, 1964.

Does not arise, in view of the reply at paragraph
3.

9. $3,672 per annum when first advertised and
$5,400 per annum following the 1966 salaries Revi-
sion.

10. Does not arise in view of the reply at para-
graph 3.

11. Proposals for training abroad for the post
have been included in the Ministry's Training Pro-
gramme to be implemented next year. Selection of
a suitable candidate has not yet been done.

12. Does not arise.

13. In some cases, yes, inasmuch as the study
of nutrition is undertaken as postgraduate to dietetics
or home economics.

14. The principles applied are those accepted
by institutions which train nutritionists.

15. Since November 1964 as stated in reply to
Question No. 7.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, do I understand the
Minister to say, in reply to No. 3, that special and
standard diet sheets are being used through the co-
operation of the catering staff and the medical staff?

FHon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, I will repeat
it. "The duties of dietitian are not at present being
fully performed. Recourse has had to be taken to a
departmental arrangement whereby the medical staff
and the catering staff cooperate in the use of standard
and special diet sheets".

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, can the Minister tell
us who prepares the special diet sheets and from
where' did the Department get the standard diet
sheets?
Hon. C. E. TALMA: Does the hon. memberwant
to know the name of the officer? Are you trying to
find out which particular officer of the Medical Staff
Committee sees after preparing the standard diet
sheet?

Mr. HINDS: I know that already, but I am trying
to find out what the Minister knows. I am asking the
Minister who prepares the Special diet sheets, and







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from where did the Department get the standard diet
sheets?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: I will have to get that infor-
mation for the hon. member. The Medical Staff Com-
mittee co-operate with the Catering Officer, and I
could not tell him the exact person who sees after
it. They co-operate, and, as far as were the standard
diet sheets come from, I will have to inquire about
that. I do not have it in my file.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, does the Minister know
that there is no such thing as a standard diet sheet
at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: I should like to draw to the
hon. member's attention that the Ministry has been
very uneasy about this question of having a proper
dietitian appointed for some time. Since 1964 adver-
tisements have been put out. The salary atthat time
was rather unattractive, and it has been increased
recently.

With regard to the question of diet sheets and so
on, I am not quite sure that the standard of diet at
the Hospital is that low, although itis not in the best
qualified hands. I will just explain the arrangements
which have been entered into, and they have been
performing fairly satisfactorily. To say, or suggest,
that the standard of diet at the Hospital is bad is
misstating the facts. The Ministry has been very
uneasy for some time, and it has sought all assis-
tance from overseas aid; advertisements have
appeared elsewhere, and so on. Since 1964 we have
been trying to secure the services of dietitian, and
we have done fairly well, considering that we have
not yet the services of a dietitian.

We have advertised, but there is no locally
qualified person and none has applied. The British
Ministry of Overseas Development and the Canadian
University Service Overseas were asked to assist
us, and the Ministry advisedthe Commission that the
post should be filled on contract and arrangements
made for the selection and training of local personnel.
We are proceeding with all of that.

The officer who is acting as Catering Officer
holds a one-year certificate from the New York In-
stitute of Dietetics it is not that she is a com-
plete stranger to what she is doing. I repeat that the
officer who is acting as CateringOfficer holds a one-
year certificate from the New York Institute of
Dietetics, but is not qualified for appointment as a
dietitian, a post which normally demands a three or
four-year-degree-level course.
1.45 p.m.

We have reached the point where we realise that
the Hospital needs not one but two qualified dietitians,
one in charge of the administrative part of the food
services, and the other responsible for special diets.
It is not, therefore, that we are sleeping on it. We
advertised and could not get anybody, and we have
'plans for training someone. We have secured the
services of a dietitian at long last, and the services


are being performed by one who has a diploma but
who has not got a degree as a dietitian. With the
co-operation of the Medical Staff Committee,we have
been able to function in a fairly satisfactory manner
and improvements are on the way.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, can the Minister tell
me in respect of this three or four years degree
course how much of the degree training is at the
academic level and how much at the practical level?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, with all due
deference to the member who has asked the question,
I do not claim to be an expert as a nutritionist or
dietitian. The fact that I am Minister of Health does
not make me an expert in medicine, nutrition or
dietitics as some Ministers of the past may have
felt or some future Minister may feel. I certainly do
not feel that way; so I am not in a position to answer
that Question. If he asks that Question again, I will get
one of my experts to give the answer.

Mr. HINDS: Is the Minister aware that the acting
Chief Catering Officer at the Queen Elizabeth Hos-
pital has a one-year diploma as the Minister has
stated, but, in addition to that, has more than five
years of practical experience?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, appointments
are made by the Public Service Commission andnot
by me, and if the Public Service Commission has
seen fit to secure the services of a fully qualified
dietitian, I cannot suggest anything else, and neither
can the Cabinet for that reason. A duly qualified and
experienced dietitian has been appointed. I think we
are lucky to secure the services of a fully trained
person, and I thought we were anxious to get a fully
qualified dietitian. I did not know it was just the
reverse. I am "cuphuphled", if that is parliamentary.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, couldthe Minister tell
us if the Public Service Commission is ina position
to say whether the diet sheets presently in use at the
Queen Elizabeth Hospital are standard as the Min-
ister has suggested, or if they are not the personal
property of the Acting Chief Catering Officer?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, I am not a
member of the Public Service Commission, and Ido
not know what they know or what they do not know.

Mr. HINDS: Will the Minister agree that there
is no such thing as a Medical Staff Committee coop-
erating with the catering staff at the Institution?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, when Questions
are asked, they are referred to the appropriate
technical people and the administrative people in
question, and these went through the regular proce-
dures and this is the reply. It was nothing framed
by me. It is the information given by the Hospital
Direction, the Medical Staff Committee, the Matron
and everybody concerned, and on that we have framed
our reply. It is nothing concocted by me, and I could
not disagree with or deny anything they have said.
What they said is standard is correct and can be
checked.







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Mr. HINDS: Does the Minister know that when
the last Catering Officer retired from her post she
carried away every scrap of paper, diet sheet and
everything else from the Institution?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: I have been round that long
as Minister, and I am totally unaware of what the hon.
member has said.

Mr. SPEAKER: I am afraid that does not arise
supplementarily.

QUESTION re ORDERLIES AT THE QUEEN
ELIZABETH HOSPITAL

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 213 stands in the
name of the hon. junior member for St. Peter.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, the question reads as
follows:-

To enquire of the appropriate Minister:-

Is it a fact that Orderlies at the Queen Elizabeth
Hospital have been threatened with disciplinary action
being taken against them for not co-operating with
a Casualty Doctor during the month of June, 1968?

2. Has such threat arisen from an Orderly
refusing to switch off the lights in the Casualty
Department at about 11.30 on the night of June 3rd this
year as requested by a doctor who soughtto use this
means of getting rid of numerous patients seeking
medical attention at the Casualty?

3. Who was the doctor summoned to the Cas-
ualty Department to attend an accident victim of
motor car L-333 on the night of June 3 this year?

4. Was it the duty of this doctor to attend
other patients waiting for more than 5 hours at the
Casualty that night?

5. Will the Minister cause an investigation
to be made into the doctor's conduct on the night of
June 3, 1968, in the light of the numerous people
who suffered long hours at the Casualty without
receiving medical attention?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, the replies
are as follows:-

1. No, Sir.

2. There is no evidence to support this alle-
gation. The lightingwas reduced during the temporary
absence of the doctor from the Casualty.

3. It is impossible to relate the patients seen
to any particular vehicle.

4. My enquiries have revealed no evidence
which suggests the need for an investigation.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, what is the Minister's
reply to question 4?


Mr. SPEAKER: Would the Minister be good
enough as to repeat his reply to No. 4?
1.55 p.m.

Hon. C. E. TALMA.: Mr. Speaker, Question 4
was: "Was it the duty of this doctor to attend other
patients waiting for more than five hours at the Cas-
ualty that night?"

The answers to Questions 4 and 5 are linked
together. I am reading from the doctor's Report:
"It was my duty to see other patients waiting for
medical attention that night and I did so." The ans-
wer therefore is that the doctordid see other patients
who were waiting at the Casualty that night. "The
Casualty records show that a total of twenty-eight
patients were attended by the doctor in question,
that these patients came to the Casualty and were
registered by the Casualty Nurse at varying times
between 5.15 p.m. on June 3 and 6 a.m. on June 4.
The answer is that the doctor did see other patients
who were waiting.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, am I right in under-
standing the Minister to mean that one doctor is sup-
posed to have been on duty between 5.15 p.m. on
June 3 and 6 a.m. on June 4?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, does the hon.
member care to put the Question again?

Mr. HINDS: Did the Minister say that a doctor
was supposed to have been on duty, the same doctor,
between 5.15 p.m. on June 3 and 6 a.m. on Juae 4?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Yes, that is the Report I
have got. It is the Report from the doctor in ques-
tion dealing with Questions4 and 5 which are linked
together.

Mr. HINDS: Did this doctor see 28 people during
that whole night?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: The Report of the doctor in
question in part as to Questions 4 and 5 is this: "It
was my duty to see other patients waiting for medical
attention that night and I did so. The Casualty re-
cords show that a total of 28 patients were attended
by me and that these patients came to the Casualty
and were registered by the Casualty Nurse at varying
times between 5.15 p.m. on June 3 and 6 a.m. on
June 4". He is on for the night; is that unusual?

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, am I right in taking it
that the Minister said in reply to Question No. 3 that
it was impossible to relate patient to vehicle, or
words of that effect? But the Minister now goes on to
say that the doctor in his Report states that it was
his duty to see other patients. Can the Minister tell
us what patients or which patient were or was not
included in the other patients? The doctorinhis Re-
port refers to other patients; can the Minister tell
us who were not among these other patients?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, in view of the
fact that I was not present and that the doctor in








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question was the person who was being cross-exam-
ined, I am being cross-examined now for the doctor
and I am in the doctor's shoes. The most logical
thing which would appear to mymind would be to read
the Report of the doctor in the hope that some more
information will be given which will be considered
as being relevant. As to Questions No. 1 and 2, the
Report says: "I was the doctor in the Casualty on
the night of June 3. I had already worked from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day in the Surgery and was
schedule to work in the Casualty from 6 p.m.. to
8 a.m. on the next day before reporting back to my
Surgical firm for another routine day, 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. on June 4. At about mid-night I was not only
tired from Working such long hours without adequate
rest, but also extremely hungry and I decided to leave
the Casualty in order to have a snack and then to re-
turn. The Casualty Nurse was given my phone num-
ber so that she could contact me in the event that I
was urgently needed before I returned from my snack.
Before leaving, I had requested the lights outside the
Casualty Department be turned off during my absence.

I do not remember which orderly was asked to
turn off the lights. No objection was raised by the
Orderly to my request, at least not in my presence,
and I did not threaten any Orderly with disciplinary
action. In fact, that was not necessary. I did not know
that it was in the Casualty doctor's power to threaten
with disciplinary acting any Orderly who did not
carry out the doctor's request in the Casualty. I
attended to all the accident victims seen in the
Casualty Department on the night of June 3. It has
never been a practice of mine to correlate the names
of accident victims and their motor car numbers
and to record this information on the Casualty notes.
Consequently, I do not know who was the accident
victim of the motor car L-333.

I have read the main report to Question 4 and 5
already.

Mr. HINDS: Does the Minister consider itinthe
interest of the health of those persons who have to
seek medical attention at the Hospital to have a doc-
tor working from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Surgery,
the same doctorgoinginthe Casualty from 6 p.m. one
day until 8 a.m. the next day, and the same doctor
returning to his normal duties again on the third
day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.?
2.05 p.m.

Hon. C. E. TALMA: That has been a bad state
of Affairs., but it has been looked into and corrected.

SUSPENSION OF SITTING

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, I beg to move
that this sitting be now suspended for three-quarters
of an hour.

SHon. C. E. TALMA: I beg to second that.

The question was put and resolved in the affirmative
without division.


On resumption:

Mr. SPEAKER: No. 217 standing in the name of
the hon. junior member for St. Peter to be found
on Page 15, right hand column.

MINI-PARK AND RECREATIONAL CENTRE
FOR SPEIGHTSTOWN

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the ap-
propriate Minister:-

Will Government seek to acquire an area of ap-
proximately two acres of land at Gill's Terrace at
Speightstown in the parish of St. Peter with a view
to providing a mini-park and recreation centre for
children resident in and around the Speightstown
area?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, the reply is
as follows:-

The Government is examining the feasibility of
acquiring suitable areas of land in the parish of St.
Peter for recreational purposes.

Mr. HINDS: Does the Gill's Terrace at Speights-
town fall within this feasibility area?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: The area of the land in-
volved is shown in the Physical Development Plan
for recreational purposes, that is, public open space
and playing field.

Mr. SPEAKER: No. 249 standing in the name of
the hon. senior member for St. James, and that can
be found on page 21, right hand column.

DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE AT CHRISTCHURCH
HOUSING SCHEME

Mr. CRAIG: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the
appropriate Minister:-

Is the Minister aware that the disposal of sewage
at the Housing Scheme at St. Matthias Gap, Christ
Church leaves much to be desired?

2. Will the Minister look into the matter with
a view to correcting same as quickly as possible?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, the replies
are as follows:-

1. I am aware of the problem, which is due
to the nature of the soil, making effluent percolation
difficult.

2. The matter has been looked into and reme-
dial action is being taken.

Mr. SPEAKER: No. 267 also standing in the name
of the same hon. member at Page 26, left hand
column.








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REPAIRS AND EXTENSION OF THE
NIGHTENGALE HOME

Mr. CRAIG: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the
appropriate Minister:-

Will the Minister cause repairs to be effectedto
the Nightengale Home, Black Rock, St. Michael, pay-
ing special attention to the enclosing of the said
Home?

2. Will the Minister also consider in view of
the limited space now occupied by the said Home and
the number of occupants therein, its extension?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: Mr. Speaker, the replies
are as follows:-

1. It is proposed to effect extensive repairs
and renovations at the Nightengale Home during the
current financial year and the programme is already
underway; the scheme includes enclosure of the
grounds.

2. The desirability of the provision of in-
creased accommodation has been examined and it is
considered that the trend should rather be towards
smaller units; it is proposed, therefore, to provide
accommodation for some of the children in this Home
at the new home now being planned for St. Michael.

Mr. HINDS: Would the Minister tell uswhenwas
the decision taken to enclose the Nightengale Home?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: The decisionwas takenwhen
the Estimates for this current year were prepared
in order that the necessary provision may be made.
2.55 p.m.

Mr. HINDS: Would that be prior to the sad
incidence of rape that occurred at that institution?

Hon. C. E. TALMA: If the hon. member wants
to bring that in, there are many other ways of doing
it.

Mr. SPEAKER: I do not deem that to be a sup-
plementary question. There appears to be no other
Question according to this Ministry other than No.
244 which is in the name of the Hon. and Learned
member for St. Thomas who, I have been informed,
is unable to attend his parliamentary duties today
because of illness, and I am allowing his Question to
stand over until the next meeting or as soon as he is
well enough again to attend Parliament.

The Question which now falls under the port-
folio of the Ministry of Trade, Tourism, Co-opera-
tives and Fisheries is No. 238 which is also in the
name of the Hon. and Learned member for St.
Thomas.

There is a series of Questions addressed to the
Hon. Leader of the House.


Question No. 172 stands in the name of the Hon.
and Learned member for St. Thomas.

QUESTION re RAISING OF SCHOOL-
LEAVING AGE

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 189 stands in the
name of the hon. junior member for St. Peter.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, the Question reads as
follows:-

To enquire of the appropriate Minister:-

Would Government give consideration to raising
the school-leaving age to 18 years for all children
attending Senior Elementary Schools in this Island?

2. Would Government seek to increase the
staffs and equipment of such schools with a view to
having the children benefit from instructions given
according to their aptitudes, interest and abilities?

3. If the answer to the above is in the negative,
would the Minister please state why?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, the replies are
as follows:-

1. The Government at present cannot entertain
the proposal that the school-leaving age for children
attending the all-age primary schools should be
raised to 18 years since the Government is already
committed to the policy of greatly expanding the places
and facilities at the secondary school level.

2. The Government is continuously seekingto
increase staff and facilities in all schools within the
limit of the financial resources of the country.

3. Does not arise.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, has the Minister got
figures showing the school population that would be
affected if he raised the school leaving age to 18?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Yes, Mr. Speaker. At the
end of December, 1967, therewere 5,817 pupils in the
60 Secondary Departments of the all-age Primary
Schools.

Mr. HUSBANDS: Since the Ministerinanswering
this Question has in some way related the education of
the 1A year olds as being linked up with that of the
age normally found in Secondary Schools, does the
Minister not think that the number of ModernSecon-
dary and Comprehensive Schools in the Island at pre-
sent are placed in amannerthat does not give benefit
to the majority of children living out of and around
the metropolitan area?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Iwouldanswerthatby saying
this: those that already exist are well enough placed
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we need is more of them, and a greater dispersal of
them in the more heavily populated areas of the me-
tropolitan parish, and, of course, in some other areas
of the Island. I understand it is the Ministry's proposal
to build more Comprehensive Schools. Indeed, I think
two of them are set down in the Estimates in this
financial year.

Mr. HUSBANDS: It is proposed to build a Com-
prehensive School to serve the interest of the pupils
in the northern half of the Island?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: That is one of the proposals.
That is certainly so.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, does the Minister not
think that Government's programme with regard to
expanding the school buildings and the like would be
of greater advantage if provision was made for these
5,817 to remain in school for a few years more than
has been done in respect of the Community College to
cater for 300 pupils.

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: The hon. member's Question
is rather double-edged, and Iwill answer that portion
of it which is relevant to what we are discussing. I
do not think that it would be in the best interest to
retain the children in school until they are 18. After
all, beyond a certain point Primary Education must
cease; so that even if you did retain them in School
beyond a certain point, they would be there for the
purpose of receiving post-primary or Secondary
training. I think the problem would best be solved by
the construction and creation of more Secondary
Schools of the Comprehensive type and some Gram-
mar Schools from time to time to take care of the 11 +
to give them further instruction at the post-Primary
stage. I think the solution would have to be in that
direction, and not in retaining pupils in Elementary
schools until the age of eighteen.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, couldwe have a definite
statement from the Hon. Minister, he incidentally
having been a former Minister of Education? Can he
tell us what age Primary education ends in Barbados?
3.05 p.m.

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Primary education, according
to the experts, is deemed to end at 11 and all instruc-
tion after that is post-Primary or Secondary. Ido not
know if that satisfies the hon. member, but that is
how it is.

Mr. HINDS: Arising out of the last answerwhich
the Minister gave, how does he relate these 5,817
children receiving Primary education upto the age of
187

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: It is not said that they re-
ceive that education up to the age of 18. What was said
was that in the 60 Secondary Departments of Primary
Schools, there are 5,817 children and these wouldbe
children, say, between the ages of 11 and 14 obvious-


WORK PERMITS FOR PERSONS SERVING AT
SANDY LANE HOTEL

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 208, standing in the
name of the hon. juniormember for St. Peter. That is
on page 13 left-hand column.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the ap-
propriate Minister:-

How many applications for permits (often re-
ferred to as Work Permits) have been received by
Government for persons to serve on the Staff of
Sandy Lane Hotel during 1965, 1966,1967 and 1968 to
date?

2. How many were granted? How many, if any,
refused?

3. Who was the "IssuingOfficer" ineachcase
for the years 1966, 1967, and 1968 to date?

4. What jobs were the Work Permits Holders
to do in each case in each of the years 1965 to 1968
to date?

5. Were these jobs beyond the ability or capa-
city of Barbadians to perform?

6. What prompted the Issuing Officer to act in
the manner he did in each case?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR:, Mr. Speaker, the Reply to the
hon. member's question is as follows:-

1. 26, Sir.

2. 23 were granted, one was refused, and two
withdrawn.

3. Approval of all applications is granted by
the Minister of Home Affairs.

4. 1965 Receptionist, Restaurant Manager,
Chefs, Concierge, Receptionist and Assistant Bar
Manager.

1966 Assistant General Manager, House-
keeper, General Manager, Secretary and Restaurant
Manager.

1967 Assistant Manager, General Mana-
ger, Food Consultant, Assistant Chef, Restaurant
Manager and Sous Chef.

1968 Acting Assistant General Manager.

5. and 6. Each Application for a work permit is
considered on its merit, and the approval or refusal
is determined by the availability of skilled, or trained
local persons.

Mr. HINDS: Can the Minister tell us if these various
posts referred to in the Reply to No. 4 were adver-









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tised before work permits were issued forthese par-
ticular people?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: This I do not know, but I would
imagine that whatever is customarily done by these
employment agencies would have been done; but I
want to re-emphasize the last part of my answer
which was that applications for work permits are
considered on their merits and the approval or re-
fusal is, in individual cases, determined by the
availability of skilled or trained persons who are
nationals. If obviously skilled or trained local persons
are available, then of course, a work permit is not
granted.

Mr. HINDS: In the Ministers' Reply to No. 3,
did he say that the approval was grantedby the Min-
ister of Home Affairs or by the Ministry of Home
Affairs?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: The Minister.

Mr. HINDS: Will the Minister tell us who ad-
vised the Minister in each case?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: The Minister has certain
authority under Statute and underthe Constitution for
these and other matters, and if he needs advice, I
daresay he knows where to seek it. (Laughter).

Mr. HINDS: Was it customary for the Perma-
nant Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs to ad-
vise the Minister on matters of this sort?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: I would not know this, but I
remember that Mr. McMillan, the former Prime
Minister of the United Kingdom, used to speak of the
customary processes of consultation. It could be that
in this case, if the Minister requires advice, he would
consult any of his officers who, in his view, could
give him the appropriate advice. However, the
decision must always be his own.

Mr. HINDS: Does the Minister take it to mean that
the Permanent Secretary is one of the Minister's
officers whom he might consult?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: I trust that the hon. member
is not putting me in the position of having to tell him
how the Ministry of Home Affairs is organised. He
knows that as well as I do. Each Minister has a
Permanent Secretary.

Mr. CRAIG: Would the Minister be able to say
if the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home
Affairs is a Director of Sandy Lane?

Mr. SPEAKER: I am afraid that that does not
arise supplementarily.

Mr. CRAIG: I wonder if the Minister is about to
answer it.

Mr. SPEAKER: I am saying that that does not
arise supplementarily. Hon. members may recall
a question which was put and answered some time ago


in this session, whichwould give certain information.
It was put by the hon. andlearned senior member for
Christ Church.

Mr. HINDS: I think the Minister gave one reply
in answer to Questions 5 and 6. Would the Minister
favou c me by repeating that Reply.

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Each application for a work
permit is considered on its merits and the approval
or refusal is determined by the availability of skilled
or trained local persons.

Mr. HINDS: Can the Minister tell us how would
he determine the availability of skilled orotherper-
sons?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: I would not think that this
would be very difficult. It would be by ascertaining
whether or not they are.

Mr. HINDS: Could it be by advertising that you
find out?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Precisely.

Mr. St. JOHN: Mr. Speakers what I will like to
ask the Minister is this. Has the Governmentgot any
policy which requires these hotels to train Barba-
dians specifically for these jobs as a condition of
granting work permits?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: I will not put it in that way.
I would certainly say that whenever they apply for
work permits to bring in people, they must satisfy
the Government that they cannot find appropriate
locally-trained people with the appropriate and re-
quired skills. If we are satisfied that they are not,
then, of course, the permission is granted; but if we
have a doubt, it is not.

Mr. St. JOHN: Will the Government consider as
a matter of policy that they should require these
hotels, in view of the incentives and tax-free things
that they get, to apprentice a number of people in
these relevant skills?
3.15 p.m.

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: I think we can do better than
this. As has been announced, we propose to offer a
higher level of training in the Hotel School when it
is shortly extended, so that the questionthenof there
not being Barbadians suitably qualified would not in
that case arise.

Mr. St. JOHN: Surely the hon. Ministers aware
that the Hotel School at the present moment has de-
cided that there is no demand for cooks in Barbados
until 1969, and therefore it has discontinued that
course.

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: The Hotel School is not yet
the Government of the country.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, inthe Minister's reply
to Question No. 3, he stated that these work permits
were approved by the Minister of Home Affairs.








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Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Not that these work permits
were approved, but the approval of all applications is
granted by the Minister of Home Affairs.

Mr. HINDS: Does approval by the Minister of
Home Affairs mean that the Minister's signature was
appended to these work permits?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: The Ministermustobviously
be allowed to devise a method by which his approval
will be signified.

Sir GRANTLEY ADAMS: I would like to ask the
hon. Minister, more especially in view of his last
answer; is the hon. Minister aware that one of the
conditions which, apparently, the Minister of Affairs
has laid down, is the necessity to allow your fin-
gerprints to be taken before you can get a work per-
mit or a certificate to work? Fingerprinting and
compelling a would-be applicant to have his finger-
prints taken

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Is the hon. member saying
that this is now the case?

Sir GRANTLEY ADAMS: Yes.

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: I am not ina position to deny
this; I do not know.

Sir,GRANTLEY ADAMS: Maybe the hon. Minister
will tell me that this is a hypothetical question. If it
comes officially to the notice of the Government, will
the hon. Minister give an undertaking that the Gov-
ernment will not allow this absolutely illegal, unlaw-
ful, and Police-state procedure to continue?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: I would prefer to give the
hon. member the assurance that when a concrete
case, showing these features, comes before us, we
will examine it on its merits. I cannot say what the
Government will or will not do, as the hon. member
suggested, in a hypothetical case.

Mr. SPEAKER: No. 209 standing in the name of
the hon. junior member for St. Peter on page 13,
right hand column.

CURTAILMENT OF POLICE LEAVE

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the ap-
propriate Minister:-

Is it a fact that members of the Royal Barbados
Police Force whose off-duty leave was suspended or
curtailed during the recent spate of cane fires have
accumulated in some cases, as many as 13 days
leave?

2. Is it a fact that some members have been
advised that for the 13 days leave so accumulated
they will only be given 3 off-days?

3. If the answer to No. 2 is in the affirmative
will Government take steps to restore full leave due
to all members of the Force or pay full compensation
therefore by way of cash?


Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, the replies are
as follows:-

In view of the increasing incidence of cane fires
during this year's harvesting season, and in order
to provide a concentration of Police effort on the pro-
blem, there was at first cancellation, and later
curtailment, of the day off duty leave granted to mem-
bers of the Royal Barbados Police Force. An average
of 11 days off duty leave was affected.

2. All personnel whose leave was curtailed
have been advised that they will be granted three
days leave for the loss of days off duty leave, sus-
tained during the curtailment.

3. Three day's leave has been average com-
pensation in relation to similar curtailment on pre-
vious occasions, and in fact the exigencies of the
Service cannot at the moment afford more.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, in view of the fact that
the exigencies of the Service do not permit those mem-
bers affected to get the days leave due to them and
they can only get three days, willthe Minister tell us
something about compensation by way of cash?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: If the hon. member wishes
this to be drawn to the attention of the appropriate
authorities it will be; but, in my information, that
point does not seem to have been taken into account
and therefore, I have no advice on the matter. I would,
if the hon. member wishes, have that drawn to the at-
tention of the appropriate Ministry and Department.

Mr. HINDS: In view of what the Minister has
said, am I to take it that the Minister is not reply-
ing to the Questions in full and only to a part thereof,
and we should defer further consideration of these
replies until the Minister is in a position to reply
in full? The Minister has just admitted that his replies
are to part of the Questions.
Hon. J. C. TUDOR: I have not admitted this. I
said that one aspect of the supplementary dealt with
a matter not covered in the information I have here,
but certainly referred to in the third part of the ans-
wer in respect of compensation. Three days' leave
have been always compensation in relation to similar
curtailment on previous occasions, and in fact the
exigencies of the Service cannot at the moment afford
more.. You are now saying that if they cannot get more
time, can they get more money. In respect of that, I
am saying that there is no information.

Mr. HINDS: The Minister at No. 4 is replying
in respect of compensation. My question is compen-
sation therefore by way of cash. I am asking the Min-
ister if he is in a position to reply to that part of the
question.
Hon. J. C. TUDOR: I said no; I am not.
Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, it must be taken that
the Minister is not in apositionto reply to the Ques-
tion in otot. In the circumstances, I am to ask Your
Honour to allow the questions to remain onthe Order
Paper and give the Minister time to reply to the
Questions asked.









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Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Surely, Mr. Speaker, if the
hon. member thinks, as I believe he does, that this is
an important aspect of the matter here not fully
covered, then he can put down a substantive Question
on it, but he cannot get definitive answer out of this
within the scope of this reply. The hon. member, in
my view, Sir, is raising an entirely new point, which
ought to have, perhaps, fuller and more deliberate
treatment.

Mr. HINDS: Is this a former Minister of Educa-
tion, Sir?

Mr. SPEAKER: That does not arise supple-
mentarily.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, compensation there-
fore by way of cash is part of a substantive Question.
Do you mean to say that I have to ask a substantive
Question repeatedly, Sir? This is a case where the
Minister is treating a substantive Question as a
Supplementary. That is not the case. Look at the last
two lines of No. 3, Sir. Should we ask that these
Questions remain on the Order Paper to give the
Minister time to consider them?

Mr. SPEAKER: In view of the answerofthe hon.
Minister, I would not allow it to remainon the Order
Paper, but there is no reason at all why, at the next
meeting of the House, another Question rAay not be
put along the same lines. I am quite satisfied, so far
as this Question is concerned, he is not in a position
to give any different answer from that which he has
given.
3.25 p.m.

SIR GRANTLEY ADAMS: If I am in order, I am
putting this through you. Two alternatives are here;
one is answered, the other is not answered. Is it
unreasonable, Mr. Speaker, for the hon. member to
ask for the answering of the Question to be deferred
until the hon. member replies to the second alter-
native: restore full leave or if you cannot do that,
pay full compensation?

Mr. SPEAKER: As I understand from the Hon.
Minister, he is not in a position to give any other
or different or fuller answer than that which he has
given.

QUESTION re PRIVATE BATHING BEACHES

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 225 stands in the
name of the hon. junior member for St. Peter.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, the Question reads
as follows:-

To enquire of the appropriate Minister:-


What hotels in this Island, if any, have private
bathing beaches?


2. Does Sandy Lane Hotel at St. James have a
private beach?


3. Will Government take note of the fact that
the said Sandy Lane Hotel is advertising swimming
on a private beach to tourists?

4. What steps Government consider taking with
a view to correcting the impression which has gone
abroad as a result of the actions of this Hotel as at
No. 3 1bove ?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, the replies are
as follows:-

1. No hotels in the island have private bathing
beaches.

2. No Sir.

3. Yes Sir.

4. All hotels have already been requested not
to publish advertisements claiming ownership of pri-
vate beaches. Immediate instructions have been
given by the Hotel to withdraw the rate sheets, which
have the words "Swimming on a private beach"
printed on them.

QUESTION re FARLEY HILL

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 261 stands in the
name of the hon. junior member for St. Peter.

Mr. HINDS: Mr. Speaker, the Question reads as
follows:-

To enquire of the appropriate Minister:-

What are Government's plans for developing
grounds and buildings at Farley Hill?

2. If there are plans, when does Government
intend putting same into effect?

3. Will Government consider establishing a
lottery, exclusively for this development, and to be
known as the Farley Hill Lottery Development
Scheme or to be known by any other name acceptable
to Government?

4. Does Government have plans for acquiring
additional lands adjoining Farley Hill?

5. Is it a fact that the future entrance to
Farley Hill may be by way of lands now forming part
of Welchtown Plantation?

6. Would Government take immediate steps
to provide temporary seating accommodation at the
Band-stand at Farley Hill for the benefit of visitors
and others who go there?

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, the replies are
as follows:-

1. & 2. Plans for the development of the build-
ings and grounds at Parley Hill are still under con-
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3. There are no plans for establishing a
Lottery.

4. & 5. Negotiations are taking place for the
acquisition of additional lands adjoining Farley Hill
No plans have been made for a change of access.

6. The question of providing temporary seat-
ing accommodation at the Band Stand at Farley Hill
will be given consideration.

Mr. HINDS: Will the additional lands that are
now being negotiated for be lands that nowform part
of Welchtown Plantation?

Hon. E. W. BARROW: I think I can answer the
hon. member since I was responsible for this at the
time when the negotiations were going on. The Gov-
ernment is negotiating for a part of a field to the
West of Farley Hill Plantation in order to construct
a playing field for the parish of St. Peter and pro-
vide additional parking space, and those lands are
shown on the survey plan as being lands of Welch-
town Plantation.

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 241 stands in the
name of the Hon. and Learned member for St. Thomas
who is ill today and has asked to be excused from
his parliamentary duties. That leaves Question No.
230 in the name of the hon. senior member for Bridge-
town whom I observe not to be in his place instantly.

These are Questions now which are for answer
by the Hon. and Learned Prime Minister and Minis-
ter of Finance.

QUESTION re COST OF HILTON HOTEL

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 132 stands in the
name of the hon. senior member for St. James.

Mr. CRAIG: Mr. Speaker, the Question reads
as follows:-

To enquire of the appropriate Minister:-

Will the Minister state the final cost of the con-
struction of the Hilton Hotel?

Hon. E. W. BARROW: Mr. Speaker, the reply is
as follows:-

The expenditure incurred in the construction of
the Barbados Hilton Hotel and ancilliary facilities
was $8,750,383.15 and an amount of $1,595,730.11
was spent in furnishing and equipment making a
grand total of $10,346,113.26.

Mr. ST. JOHN: Will the Hon. Prime Minister
state whether there has been a claim for additional
money for construction by the builders Token Con-
struction Company?

Hon. E. W. BARROW: Token Construction Com-
pany can claim, but the Question which I was asked
was what was the total expenditure on the hotel. Now


there is a procedure under the agreement with the
contractors that any disputed claims would be sent
to arbitration. There is a certain amount of dis-
pute over certain items which our architects and
consultants have advised the Development Board not
to pay because these are not legitimate claims. I do
not want to say too much about them, but the disputed
claims which we have denied amount to less than
$400 to my recollection.

Mr. CRAIG: Am I to take it, Mr. Speaker, that
this is not the final cost and it is likely to cost a bit
more?

Hon. E. W. BARROW: I do not agree with that
at all, because if the contractors claim amounts which
our consultants and architects tell us they are not
entitled to, as far as we are concerned, that is the
final cost. If the arbitrator awards them any part
of that, then the Government would be liable under
the terms of the contract to pay, butI am not accept-
ing that they are entitled to any part of the claim
which they have submitted.
3.35 p.m.

Mr. YEARWOOD: Mr. Speaker, will the Prime
Minister state the number of persons employed
during construction and whether the hotel is a
paying concern? (Laughter).

Mr. SPEAKER: I do not deem thattobe a proper
supplementary.

Hon. E. W. BARROW: There are two Questions,
and if the hon. member could allow us to separate
them, there was a Question about the construction,
and the hon. member asked how many persons were
employed during the construction.

Mr. SPEAKER: As to the latter, I do not deem
that to be a proper supplementary.

Hon. E. W. BARROW: In any case, I cannot ans-
wer it as to the amount, but I know that we are mak-
ing money. I would not answer that Question. The
Hilton makes one-third of what we get out of the total
amount.

Mr. SPEAKER: Supplementaries may not be put
nor may they be replied to.

Hon. E. W. BARROW: If the hon. member would
like to discuss this with me, I will give him some
very revealing estimates of what the profitability is
like this year, which is over $600,000. The average
number of workers employed in the construction of
the Barbados Hilton Hotel was 250 persons and I do
not think that the hon. member asked about the per-
manent employees there, which are 360 at the mo-
ment.


Mr. SPEAKER: I have pointed out that that is not
a valid supplementary.


Hon. E. W. BARROW: I accept your Ruling, Sir.








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RENTAL OF PIER ATTACHED TO THE
HILTON HOTEL

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 186, standing in
the name of the hon. senior member for St. James.
That is to be found on page 10, bottom right-hand
corner.

Mr. CRAIG: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the ap-
propriate Minister:-

Will the Minister state whether any part of the
pier attached to the Hilton Hotel is rented to a private
individual or firm?

2. If the answer is in the affirmative, willthe
Minister state the name of the person or firm, and
the terms and conditions of the rental?

Hon. E. W. BARROW: Mr. Speaker, the Reply to
the hon. member's Question is as follows:-

"1. The Barbados Hilton has granted a licence
to a concessionaire to use the pavilion at the sea-ward
end of the pier adjacent to the hotel as a Water Sports
and Sea Cruise Shop and facility.

2. The name of the concessionaire is Mr.
Carlo Mandoj.

The licence granted to Mr. Carlo Mandoj
expires in 1970.

The agreement provides that the licence
fee paid to Barbados Hilton shall be as follows:-

During 1968, $150 or 20% of gross sales
per month, whichever is greater;

during 1969, $200 or 20% of gross sale per
month, whichever is greater;

during 1970, $250 or 20% of gross sale
per month, whichever is greater."

Mr. CRAIG: I wonder if the Hon. Prime Minister
would be able to say whether the terms of this rental
are exclusive possession of the Pier. We know that
they are chasing boys off the Pier.

Hon. E. W. BARROW: If the hon. member wants
to ask a question about whether people have been
evicted off the Pier or something like that, I wish
that he would give me notice of this Question so that
I can check up on this statement. If you are asking
about the rental of a concession, I do not think it is
fair to the officers who have to investigate this mat-
ter, because the Ministers do not spend their time
chasing around on this to ask whether it is an exclu-
sive thing. I have given an off-the-bat reply to this,
that is, as far as I am concerned, the concession at
the end of the jetty is under the control of the Hilton
Hotel, but the jetty itself has never beenleased to the
Hilton Hotel; it is only the facility at the end which
was put up by them. The lease to the Hilton Hotel
goes up to high water mark where the jetty begins.


We give them a right of way to that jetty as far as I
am concerned, provided that you can get to the jetty
without trespassing on the Hotel's lands. I do not
see why any Barbadian should trespass, that is, he
can go as long as he behaves himself. You can climb
up on the jetty provided that you do not interfere with
the end of that facility, but what is rented to the con-
cessionaire and he has no greater right than any
member of the general public to the use of the jetty -
I am not talking about the approaches to the jetty; I
am talking about the jetty itself. That is my personal
view, subject to any Ruling that the Law Officers
might want to give. As the Minister in charge, I have
looked very carefully at the least to the Hilton Hotel
and it does not include the jetty, but only the right
of way to the facility at the end. Does that satisfy
the hon. member?

Mr. CRAIG: Mr. Speaker, I wish to thank the
Hon. Minister for his Reply and, in the meantime,
I did not ask how many people were employed at the
Hilton Hotel. (Laughter).

Hon. E. W. BARROW: 360.

Mr. SPEAKER: That is not apropersupplemen-
tary. It is invalid whether it comes from the right
or from the left. (ASIDES). I will excuse any hon.
member who is talking from his seatwithout address-
ing the Chair. (Laughter).

QUESTION DEFERRED

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No, 246,

Hon. E. W. BARROW: Mr. Speaker, the hon.
member is not in his place. I should like to make a
statement here at this stage. Questions are of two
kinds; Questions demanding Oral Replies and
Questions which demand written Replies. The prac-
tice here has grown up to ask for Oral Replies to
most Questions. As far as I am concerned, since the
Government is being criticised for not answering
Questions and invariably hon. members are not in
their places, a Question is asked when it appears
on the Order Paper. When the Minister indicates
that the Reply is ready, if the hon. member is not
in his place, we will be following the practice and
procedure of the House of Commons, and tabling
answers so that the hon. member whoever runs
may read can read it whenever he comes to this
Hon. House. He will not be holding up Replies to
Questions, so that a member can keep Questions
on the Order Paper indefinitely and then accuse the
Government of not answering Questions.

Mr. SPEAKER: Question No. 246.

Hon. E. W. BARROW: I am tabling the answer to
that, Sir.

Mr. SPEAKER: As I understands it, that stands
in the name of the hon. senior member for St. James.

Hon. E. W. BARROW: I thought it was Question
No. 196, Sir. What Ihave saidis as regards Questions
No. 233 and 242. I will be tabling these Replies, Sir.












Mr. SPEAKER: I cannot prevent that from being
done, but as regards Question No. 246, the hon.
senior member for St. James is in his place.

Sir GRANTLEY ADAMS: Mr. Speaker, with the
exception of the hon. senior member for St. Joseph,
I have been in this House longer than anybody else
and I have never heard an Oral Reply in the House of
Commons' manner. You give an Oral Reply in the
sense that you read out the Reply; you do not table
it and leave it and it is neverdebated or never heard
by other members of the House. This is a point of
Order on which I have risen. For all of the years
that I have been in here from 1937 or 1938 when-
ever it was I have never heard of that yet.
3.45 5;.m.

Mr. CRAIG: On a point of order, Sir. I remem-
ber that'earlier in the day the Ministers who were
giving these replies said "Oral Replies". That is
what the Ministers said today.

Mr. SPEAKER: Standing Order 14(4):

"Manner of asking and answering questions

If a Member is not present to ask his question
when his name is called, or if the question is not
reached, the Minister to whom it is addressed shall
cause an answer to be laid upon the Table of the
House, unless the Member asking the question has
signified his desire to postpone the question before
the end of Question Time."

In this instance, I have mentioned to the House earlier
today that I had received a request from the hon.
member that in view of his illness, I defer, or post-
pone, certain Questions that were standing in his
name. I accepted the information that he was ill and,
not having any reason to disbelieve any hon. member,
I have decided in respect of his Questions that they
may be postponed until the next meeting of this
House.

No. 246 standing in the name of the hon. senior
member for St. James.

STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF COMMUNICA-
TIONS AND WORKS re DEVALUATION
OF STERLING

Mr. CRAIG: Mr. Speaker, to enquire of the
Minister of Finance:


Will the Minister state whether he authorised
a recently reported statement by the Minister of
Communications and Works to the effect that another
devaluation of Sterling is likely to occur in the near
future?

Hon. E. W. BARROW: Mr. Speaker, Ministers
need no authorisation for reporting what they have
heard outside of Cabinet, or outside the line of Gov-
ernment business.


2,176


Mr. SPEAKER: No. 265 standing in the name of
the hon. junior member for St. Peter.

Hon. E. W. BARROW: Mr. Speaker, that reply
will be tabled at the endofQuestionTime, if the hon.
member is not in his place, in accordance with the
practice and procedure of the House of Commons and
our own Standing Orders.

Mr. SPEAKER: No request having been made
to me. No. 257 standing in the name of the same
hon. member.

Hon. E. W. BARROW: Mutatis mutandis.

Mr. SPEAKER: Of course, all the answers must
be given in the English language. No. 210. The hon.
member is not present.

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: The answer will be tabled.

Mr. SPEAKER: It would appear that all Ques-
tions to which answers have been laid have been
answered, and those in respect of which answers
have not been given have been tabled.

TABLING OF QUESTIONS

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: I am also tabling the reply
to Question No. 194 asked by the hon. junior member
for St. Peter.

1. Yes, Sir.

2. In the financial year 1960/70.

3. There have been no such complaints made
to Government.

The Reply to Question No. 230 asked by the hon.
senior member for Bridgetown. (Mr. SPEAKER:
Neither one of whom has made any request to me.)

1. The Minister responsible for Ecclesiastical
Affairs is aware of only one instance inwhich mem-
bers of the Anglican Clergy experienced some em-
barrassment as a result of the fact that finality has
not yet been reached in the negotiations between the
Anglican Church and the State.

2. In order to have this matter finalised, the
Government in March 1968 requested the Anglican
Church to make available its documents of title to
all Church Property. This request was complied
with on 28th June, 1968. Every effort has been made
to have the matter finalised.

Mr. SPEAKER: That concludes, unless I am mis-
taken, the Answers to all Questions which have been
laid.

BILL RESPECTING INCOME TAXES

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, before we move
the adjournment, I think the hon. and learned Minis-







2177


ter of Finance wishes to intimate something to the
House in connection with one of the Bills which had
its first reading today.

Hon. E. W. BARROW: Today, Mr. Speaker, a Bill
to repeal the Income Tax Act, 1921, (No. 6) and to
provide for a new system of Income tax in this
country was given its first reading. It is a fairly
lengthy Bill, Sir, and it is long overdue, and because
of the nature of the provisions which are being
made in the new Income Tax Act, it would not have
been politic to have circulated this Bill very long
before actually bringing it to the House.

What I intend to do, Mr. Speaker, is to move
the second reading of this Bill after an interval of
two weeks has elapsed from today's date. I should
mention that the professional bodies, the accountants
and the legal professions, have had copies circulated
to them before today's sitting, not of the printed Bill
as it stands, but cyclo-styled copies of the original
intention. They may now have copies of the printed
Bill in their possession; therefore, the time which
we normally allow for submission to be made to the
Ministry will now be four weeks. I can assure you
that overall there will now be a periodof four weeks
and this is because they would have had the Bill be-
fore today. Any recommendations which are made
which my Ministry, that is, I asMinisterof Finance,
consider are reasonable amendments will then be
brought to the House and inserted.

I hope that hon. members will give this Bill the
close attention which it deserves. During the course
of its preparation the Canadian Commission on In-
come Tax which, of course, is about two boxes of
books knows as the Carter Report has been published.
I would not like to say that I have read the Carter
Report, Sir, because it would take me about two
years to read it. but certainly the volumes summa-
rising the conclusions have been carefully studied by
me and by the Ministry, and such provisions as we
consider reasonable for Barbados have been included
in this Bill. We have also studied, of course, the pro-
posals made by the Special Committee from the
Canadian firm, Touche, Ross, Bailey and Smart


which made recommendations to the Government
last year on the revision of income tax.
3.55 p.m.

The reason why I am saying all this is because I
do -.ot wish two weeks from today to hear hon. mem-
bers come into the House and say they have not had
time to study the Bill. There are quite a few profes-
sional persons on the other side of the House who
may have seen the Bill before today, but it is vital if
we are to collect the amount of taxwhich I projected
in my Financial Proposals and Budgetary Statement
that we should have this Bill implemented not later
than December, in other words, bythe.endof Novem-
ber, so that we can start with a clean slate at the
beginning of the calendar yearin contra-distinction
to the financial year which ends on 31st March. The
second reading I propose to move two weeks from
today's date. It does not mean thatwe will necessarily
conclude it in one day, because the Committee stage
on a Billlike this would necessarily take a long time,
but again I am enjoininghon. members to give this a
very high priority because it does affect the fiscal
position of the Island.

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, arising out of
what the hon. member has just said, I am throwing
this out to hon, members. It. would be very conve-
nient if we could so finish what we have to do next
week so 'that there is very little left over for the
following Tuesday; we could then give almost undi-
vided attention to the second reading of this Bill and
so expedite its passage.

ADJOURNMENT

Hon. J. C. TUDOR: Mr. Speaker, I beg to move
that, this House do now adjourn until Tuesday, 5th
November, 1968, at 12 noon.

Hon. C. E. TALMA: I beg to second that.

The. question was put and resolved in the affirmative
without division, and Mr. SPEAKER adjourned the House ac-
cordingly.
3.58 p.m.




Statutory Instruments Supplement No. 44
Supplement to Official Gazette No. 57 dated 17th July, 1969.

S.I. 1969 No. 114


The Legal Aid in Criminal Cases Act, 1968

THE LEGAL AID IN CRIMINAL CASES RULES, 1969

The Judicial Advisory Council in exercise of the
powers conferred on it by section 9 of the Legal Aid
in Criminal Cases Act, 1968, hereby makes the fol-
lowing Rules :-
1. These Rules may be cited as the Legal Aid
in Criminal Cases Rules, 1969.
2. For the purposes of these Rules, the expres-
sion "Registrar" means the Registrar of the Supreme
Court.

3.(1) The Registrar shall -
(a) keep a list of counsel entitled to prac-
tise in the courts of this Island whose
names have been submitted to him from
time to time by the Council of the Bar
Association of Barbados as the names
of those counsel willing to undertake
the defence of any person to whom a
legal aid certificate may be granted;
(b) remove from such list the name of any
counsel either on the application of that
counsel or by direction of the Chief
Justice;
(c) cause a copy of the list as from time to_
time amended to be forwarded to ea
Judge and Magistrate and to the Secr-
tary of the Bar Association of Barbad *

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ke^ s~





2 STATUTORY INSTRUMENT


(d) cause a copy of the list for the time
being in force to be published annually
in the Official Gazette.

(2) A counsel whose name is not,upon the-list
for the time being in force shall not be assigned as
counsel to any person to whom a legal aid certificate
has been granted.
4.(1) Where, a magistrate grants a legal aid cer-
tificate he shall -
(a) specify on the legal aid certificate a
date not earlier than eight days there-
after on which the preliminary enquiry
will be held; and
(b) cause the original of the certificate to
be filed with the record of the case; and
(c) cause a duplicate thereof to be sent
forthwith to the Registrar.
(2) A legal aid certificate granted by a magis-
trate shall be in Form A in the Schedule.
5.(1) Where any person is committed for trial for
or convicted of a scheduled offence and the trial
Judge. or the Court of Appeal decides that an in-
dictable offence for which that person was committed
for trial or convicted, as the case may be, is a cer-
tified offence, and a legal aid certificate in respect
of the trial or appeal, as the case may be, has not
been granted, such person, if he desires such a cer-
tificate, shall forward an application in Form B in
the Schedule to the Registrar.





STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 3


(2) An application for a legal aid certificate
made under paragraph (1) shall be, accompanied by
a statement in Form C in the Schedule.
(3) An application under paragraph (1) shall
be laid by the Registrar before the appropriate au-
thority.
(4) Not more than one such application shall
bemade in respect of each of the relevant proceedings.
6. Where the trial Judge or Court of Appeal de-
cides that any indicatable offence is a certified offence,
a certificate in Form D in the Schedule shall be is-
sued to the person charged or convicted as the case
may be of that offence and that certificate shall be
forwarded with the application made under Rule 5.
7.(1) A legal aid certificate granted by a Judge
shall be in Form E in the Schedule.
(2) The original of such certificate shall be
filed with the record of the case and a duplicate there-
of shall be sent forthwith to the Registrar.
8.(1) Subject to Rule 11, where a legal aid cer-
tificate has been granted to any person, the Registrar
shall assign to that person from the list kept under
Rule 3 counsel to whose services the person shall
be entitled, so however, that the counsel assigned
in'respect oi a preliminary enquiry or a trial for a
scheduled offence shall, subject to Rule 12 be as-
signed in respect of the trial for which that person
may be committed or subsequent appeal from conviction
for a scheduled offence arising from that trial, .as the
case may be.





4 STATUTORY INSTRUMENT


(2) The Registrar shall supply counsel free
of cost with a copy of the depositions taken at the
preliminary enquiry or of the shorthand notes taken
at the. trial, as the case may be, and of the indict-
ment.
9. Where it appears to the Registrar that the
case by reason of its exceptional difficulty or of its
public importance so requires, .he may assign two
counsel for the defence of the person charged or con-
victed, as the case may be.
10. Subject to Rule 11, in assigning counselun-
der legal aid certificates, the Registrar shall have
regard to the principle that counsel shall not be as-
signed a second time until all other counsel on the
list kept under Rule 3 have been assigned.
11. Where having regard to all the circumstances
of the case the Registrar considers it to be in the in-
terest of the defence of the person charged or con-
victed, as the case may be, .he may assign counsel
without regard to the provisions of Rule 10.
12. Where counsel assigned under a legal aid
certificate is unable to appear at the preliminary en-
quiry, the trial or at the hearing of any subsequent
appeal or application for leave to appeal, he shall
at least three days before the day fixed for the pre-
liminary enquiry or at least eight days before the day
fixed for the trial or for the hearing of the appeal or
application for leave to appeal as the case may be,
give notice thereof to the Registrar who shall there-
upon assign other counsel under the legal aid cer-
tificate.





STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 5



13. A person who refuses to accept the services
of counsel assigned to him under a legal aid certi-
ficate in respect of any proceedings shall not be
entitled to have another counsel assigned in respect
of those proceedings.





6 STATUTORY INSTRUMENT



SCHEDULE

Rule 4(2)

Form A

Legal Aid Certificate granted by a Magistrate

WHEREAS it appears to me, the undersigned Magistrate for District



that the m means of ................................................................................................... ..............
charged before me with a scheduled offence are insufficient to enable him
to obtain legal aid in the preparation and conduct of his defence,

I DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the said ................................... ...........................
ought to have such legal aid and grant him this legal aid certificate accord-
ingly in respect of

the preliminary enquiry

the trial.

D ated this ............................................................. day of.......................................... 19 ..............


Signed................................... ................

Magistrate for District




Delete if inapplicable.

NOTE: File original with the record of the case and forward
duplicate to the Registrar of the Supreme Court.

The date for the hearing of the charge has been fixed by me on the........................

.. .............. ................................. day of ..... ..... .................... .............. 19 ......................





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(Rule 5(1))

Form B

Application to a Judge for a Legal Aid Certificate

WHEREAS I, the undersigned ......... ...... ._ ... .......................................................
have been *convicted of the offence of ..............................................................................

*committed for trial for the offence of .......................................................................
*and a certificate has been issued that such an offence is a certified offence;

AND WHEREAS I claim to be entitled to a legal aid certificate under the
Legal Aid in Criminal Cases Act, 1968 but have not previously been granted
such certificate by the appropriate authority;

I DO HEREBY APPLY to *the trial Judge

a Judge of the Supreme Court

for the issue of a legal aid certificate by him.

D ated th is .............................................. day o f............................................................ 19.................

........Dated this ................... ...................................................... .................


Signature or mark of applicant.


*Delete if inapplicable

NOTE: If a certificate that the offence is a certified offence
has been issued, such certificate must accompany
this application.





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(Rule 6(9))

Form C

Statement of means of anapplicant for legal aid certificate
in respect of trial or appeal.


1. N am e of applicant......................................................... .....................................

2 A d dre ss ............................................................................................... ............................

3. State whether single man/woman, married man/woman widow or
w idow er ............ ............ ....................................................... ........ ..............

4. Occupation and name of employer (if any')_.... .............. .... .....



5. Average weekly income ........................................................... ....-

6. If you pay rent, please state weekly amount ........................... ............

7. If you own your house, state value ........................................ .. ..

8. What persons do you support? If any children at school state their
ages ........................................ .......................................... ..... ...... ...... ... .................

9. What money have you, or is likely to be available to you which could.
be used for obtaining legal aid at your expense?...............................

10. If you are under 21, are your parents or guardians able and willingto
provide legal aid for you or to assist you in providing yourself with
legal aid? .................................................................................... ........... ..................

Declaration

I declare that to the best of my knowledge and belief the above par-
ticulars are true,

D ated this ........................................................... day of ........................................ 19 ..................



Signature of Applicant.

Warning: It is an offence knowingly to give false information or to con-
ceal any material fact, (Legal Aid in Criminal Cases Act, 1968,
Section '.





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(Rule 6)

Form D

Certificate that offence is a certified offence



(insert name of trial Judge ...........................................a....... a Judge of the Supreme

Court, hereby certifies that the *appeal of................................................. ....................
trial

who has been *convicted of the offence of ...............................................
committed for trial for
................................................ ...................... ......... .. .*is or is likely to be of ex-

ceptional difficulty/*involves or is likely to involve a point of law of public

importance and to require the assistance of counsel on his behalf for its pro-

per determination.



D ated this .................................................day of........................................... .... 19................



Sign ed ................................................. ........................
Registrar of the Supreme Court.


*Delete if inapplicable.






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(Rule 7)

Form E

Legal Aid Certificate granted by a Judge


WH E R E AS........ .... ............... .......................................... ............................ has been
convicted a scheduled offence;
committed for trial for

AND WHEREAS I, .....................................................

*the trial Judge am satisfied that the means of the said
a Judge of the Supreme Court


are insufficient to enable him to obtain legal aid in the preparation and con-

duct of his defence;

I DO HERE BY certify that the said ....................................... ............................................

ought to have such legal aid and grant him this legal aid certificate ac-

cordingly in respect of

his trial;

any subsequent appeal from conviction for a
scheduled offence;
his appeal from conviction for a scheduled of-
fence.


D a ted th is........................... .................................. d ay o f ............................................19 ..................


S ign e d .................................................... ...............................
Judge of the Supreme Court


*Delete if inapplicable.




STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 11


Made under our lands this second day of June, '1969.


(Sgd.) W. R. DOUGLAS
Sir William Douglas,
Chief Justice,
(Chairman)

(Sgd.) D. H. L. WARD
D. H. L. Ward
Puisne Judge

(Sgd.)'CAROL FIELDS
C. Fields,
Crown Solicitor


(Sgd.) A.J.R. HANSCHELL
A. J. H. fHanschell,
Puisne Judge



(Sgd.) D. A. WILLIAMS
D. A. Williams
Puisne Judge

(Sgd.) N. V. NICHOLLS
N. V. Nicholls,
Senior Parliamentary Counsel


(Sgd.) D. F. JOHNSON
D. F. Johnson,
Magistrate.

Members of the Judicial Advisory Council.

(Sgd.) C. A. ROCHEFORD
C. Rocheford,
Registrar.
(Secretary)





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S.I. 1969 No. 115

The Industrial Incentives Act, 1963
(1963-31)

DECLARATION OF APPROVED ENTERPRISE
(KIRPALANI'S LIMITED) (POLYURETHENE
FOAM PRODUCTS) ORDER, 1969
The Minister in exercise of the powers conferred
on him by section 4 of the Industrial Incentives Act,
1963, hereby makes the following Order:-
1. This Order may be cited as the Declaration
of Approved Enterprise (Kirpalani's Limited) (Poly-
urethene Foam Products) Order, 1969,

2. Kirpalani's Limited, a company registered
under the Companies Act, 1910 is hereby declared
19 10-7 to be an approved enterprise for the purposes of the
Industrial Incentives Act, 1963, in relation to a fac-
tory situated at Grazettes Industrial Estate in the
parish of St. Michael and to the products of manu-
facture, namely, polyurethene foam products, which
were declared to be approved products by the Indus-
trial Incentives (Approved Products) (Polyurethene
Foam Products) Order, 1969.
S.I. 1969
No. 96.
3. The date on which production of the approved
products is deemed to begin at the factory aforesaid
for the purposes of the Act, is hereby declared to
be 1st January, 1970.
Made by the Minister this eight day of July, 1969.


ERROL W. BARROW
Minister fo Finance.


(M.P. 7018/66/168)






Supplement to Official Gazette No. 57 dated 17th July, 1969.


STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION 1969-31

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Establishment of Statutory Boards Service
Commission.

4. Constitution of the Statutory Boards Service
Commission.
5. Appointment of Secretary.
6. Remuneration of members and secretary of
the Statutory Boards Service Commission and
expenses of the Commission.

7. Oath to be taken by members and secretary.
8. Disqualification of members and secretary
for appointment to and from holding certain
offices etc.
9. Protection of members and secretary.
10. Matters required to be referred to the Service
Commission by a Board.
11. Suspension of officers by Boards etc.
12. Offence for se information to the
Statutor board Seryp--Commission.

13. Commu i ations cpf the Sta ry Boards Ser-
vice ,ommissio to be pbi ged.

14. Publi a ns anedisclosuO f information
Sto un ut raised p sons proi ited.
A~ ~ C N~,E Oj
/9 u~po







(ii)


Section
15. Offence to influence or attempt to influence
the Statutory Boards Service Commission.
16. No prosecution without .the permission of the
Director of Public Prosecutions.
17. Power to make regulations.
18. Power to Minister to amend First Schedule.
19. Commencement.
First Schedule.
Second Schedule.











BARBADOS.


I assent,
W. R. DOUGLAS
Acting Governor-General.
9th July,1969.



1969 31

An Act to provide for the establishment of a Statu-
tory Boards Service Commission and to make provision
in respect of matters relating to the terms and con-
ditions of service of persons employed in the service
of Statutory Boards.

(By Proclamation) Commencement.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's Most Excellent
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the
Senate and House of Assembly of Barbados and by
the authority of the same as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Statutory Boards short title.
Service Commission Act, 1969.












Interpretation.


Establishment of
Statutory Boards
Service Commission.



Constitution of the
Statutory Boards
Service Commission.


STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT, 1969-31


2. For the purposes of this Act-
"Commission" means the Statutory Boards Ser-
vice Commission established under the pro-
visions of section 3;

"member of the Commission" includes a tem-
porary chairman or member appointed under
Section 4(4);

"Minister" means the Minister responsible for
finance;

"officer" means a person employed in the ser-
vice of a Statutory Board and includes a servant;

"service of the Board" means service as an
employee of a Statutory Board whether on a
permanent or a part-time basis;

"Statutory Board" or "Board" means a Statu-
tory Board specified in the First Schedule.

3. There shall be established a Statutory Boards
Service Commission with such powers, duties and
functions as are prescribed by this Act and any regu-
lations made thereunder.

4.(1) The Commission shall consist of a chair-
man and not less than three other members all of whom
shall be appointed by the Governor-General:

Provided that no member of the Commission
shall be a member of a Board.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, each
member of the Commission shall, unless he resigns
his office or is removed, hold office for a period of
three years from the date of his appointment and shall
be eligible for re-appointment.









STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT, 1969-31


(3) If any member of the Commission is absent
from Barbados for a period of more than three months
without leave of the Governor-General, a vacancy
shall be deemed to arise in the office of such member.

(4) If during any period the chairman or any
other member of the. Commission is unable, owing to
his absence from Barbados or to illness or to any
other cause, to perform his duties or discharge his
functions or exercise his powers in the manner pre-
scribed by this Act or any regulations made there-
under, the Governor-General may appoint as a temporary
chairman or temporary member a person, not being a
member of a Board, to perform the duties, discharge
the functions and exercise the powers of such chair-
man or member during such period as such chairman
or member is so absent or disabled.

(5) Three members of the Commission shall
constitute a quorum.

(6) Subject to the provisions of this Act and of
any regulations made thereunder, meetings of the Com-
mission shall be summoned and the proceedings there-
at shall be conducted in such manner as the Commission
think fit.

5. The Governor-General may, if he thinks fit,
appoint a fit and proper person to be secretary to the
Commission.

6. The members and secretary of the Commission
may be paid such remuneration and allowances as
the Minister may from time to time determine and all
such remuneration and allowances and any expenses
of the Commission shall be defrayed out of moneys
voted for the purpose by Parliament.


Appointment of
Secretary.



Remuneration of
members and
secretary of the
Statutory Boards
Service Commission
and expenses of
the Commission.












Oath to be
taken by members
and secretary.

Second Schedule








Disqualification
of members and
secretary of Com-
mission for
appointment to
and for holding
certain offices
etc.


Protection of
members and
secretary.




Matters re-
quired to be
referred to the
Service Com-
mission by a
Board.


STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION AcT, 1969-31


7. The members and secretary of the Commission
shall on being appointed to serve on the Commission
or as secretary to the Commission take an oath or
make an affirmation in the form in the Second Schedule
and such oath or affirmation shall be administered
in the case of the chairman of the Commission by a
Justice of the Peace and in the case of any other
member or the secretary by the chairman or a Justice
of the Peace.

8. (1) No member of the Commission nor the secre-
tary .may be or become a member of the Executive of
any association. of officers and if upon appointment
to the Commission or as secretary to the Commission
he is a member of such Executive he shall, on such
appointment, be deemed to have vacated his. office as
a member of such Executive.

(2) No member of the Commission nor the secre-
tary may, except with the permi ssion of the Commission,
attend any meeting of an association of officers or of
the Executive thereof.

9. Every member of the Commission and the secre-
tary thereof shall have the like protection and privi-
leges in case of any action or suit brought against him
for any act done as is by law given to any magistrate
acting in the execution of his office.

10.(1) Where any Statutory Board is authorised by
any enactment or is otherwise empowered to appoint
persons to be or to act as officers and to transfer,
promote, remove and exercise disciplinary control
over persons so appointed then such power or authority
shall be exercised by the Board acting in accordance
with the advice of the Commission.







STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT, 1969-31


(2) Where by any enactment or any subsidiary
legislation a Statutory Board is required to exercise
any powers or perform any duties which are expressed
to be exercisable by or to be performed by a Board
in accordance with the advice of the Commission,
the Board shall exercise those powers and perform
those duties in accordance with the advice of the
Commission.

(3) Where in any case a Board is dissatisfied
with any decision made by the Commission, -it may
refer back once only to the Commission the matter
to which such decision relates for reconsideration
by the Commission if in the opinion of the Board there
are additional grounds for giving effect to the proposal
of the Board, but thereafter shall act in accordance
with the advice of the Commission.

11.(1) When and as often as a Board considers Suspension of
itnecessary for the efficient discharge of the functions boards etc.
of the Board that an officer who holds an office to
which this section applies should be dismissed from
the service of the Board or should otherwise be dis-
ciplined, the Board may, before reporting the matter
pursuant to subsection (4), suspend the officer from
the exercise of his duties in the service of the Board
until the matter has.been finally disposed of

(2) This section applies to an office to which
by virtue of the provisions of any Act or any subsidiary
legislation the Board are authorised to make an ap-
pointment.
(3) An officer who has been suspended pursuant
to the provisions of subsection (1) shall, -during the
period of his suspension, receive one half of the,
emoluments of his office.








STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT, 1969-31

(4) Where under and by virtue of the provisions
of subsection (1) an officer is suspended or a Board
should decide tha- an officer be dismissed or other-
wise disciplined but do not suspend him the Board
shall, forthwith upon such suspension or decision,
report the same and the circumstances thereof to the
Commission, where the officer was appointed to the
service of the Board by the Board under and by virtue
of the provisions of any Act or subsidiary legislation
whereby the Board was authorised to make such ap-
pointment.
(5) Subject to subsection (6) not more than
twenty-eight days after a Board under and by virtue
of subsection (1) suspends an officer or decides that
an officer should be dismissed or otherwise disci-
plined but not suspended, the-Board shall inform the
Commission in writing of any disciplinary action,
which, in the opinion of the Board, ,should be taken
against the officer in connection with such suspen-
sion or decision,

(6) The Commission may, at the request of the
Board, .extend the period of twenty-eight days men-
tioned in subsection (5),. either before or after the
expiration of that period, for such periods, not ex-
ceeding fourteen days on any one occasion, as the
Commission may think fit.

(7) Where a report is made pursuant to the pro-
visions of subsection (4) and consideration of the same-
(a) does not result in the dismissal of the
officer or in any other disciplinary
action being taken against him, ,he shall
be entitled to the full amount of the








STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT, 1969-31


emoluments which he would have re-
ceived if he had not been suspended
from the exercise of his duties in the
service of the Board;

(b) results in the dismissal of the officer
or in other disciplinary action being
taken against him, he shall not be en-
titled to any part of the emoluments
stopped under and by virtue of subsec-
tion (3) unless the Commission other-
wise directs.

12. Any person who, in connection with an ap-
plication by any person for employment or appointment
in the service of a Board or with any matter upon which
it is the duty of the Commission to direct a Board,
wilfully gives to the Commission or to any member
thereof or to any person or persons appointed by any
regulation made under this Act to assist the Commis-
sion in the exercise of its functions or the discharge
of its duties, any information which is false or mis-
leading in any material particular, shall be guilty of
an offence and liable on summary conviction to im-
prisonment for a period not exceeding one year or to
a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or to both
such imprisonment and fine.

13. No person shall in any legal proceedings be
permitted or compelled to produce or disclose any
communication, -written or oral, which has taken place
between the Commission or any member of the Com-
mission and a Board, or the secretary of the Commission
or any communication between members of the Com-
mission in exercise of or in connection with the ex-
ercise of the functions of the Commission, unless


Offence for
giving false in-
formation to the
Statutory Boards
Service Commis-
sion.













Communications
of the Statutory
Boards Service
Commission to
be privileged.















Publication and
disclosure of in-
formation to un-
authorised per-
sons prohibited.


Offence to in-
fluence or at-
tempt to influ-
ence the Statu-
tory Boards
Service.
Commission.


STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT, 1969-31


the Governor-General shall in writing consent to such
production and disclosure.

14.(1) No member of the Commission nor the sec-
retary thereof nor any other person shall, without the
written permission of the Governor-General publish
or disclose to any unauthorised person or otherwise
than in the course of duty the contents or any part
of the contents of any document, communication n or
information whatsoever which has come to his know-
ledge in the course of his duties under this Act or
under any regulation made under this Act, and any
person who knowifigly acts in contravention of the
provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence
and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment
for a term not exceeding one year or to a fine not ex-
ceeding one thousand dollars or to both such imprison-
ment and fine.

(2) If any person having possession of any in-
formation which to his knowledge has been disclosed
in contravention of the provisions of subsection (1),
publishes or communicates to any other person other-
wise than for the purpose of any prosecution under
this Act any such information, .he shall be guilty of an
offence and liable on summary conviction to imprison-
ment for a term not exceeding one year or to a fine
not exceeding one thousand dollars or to both such
imprisonment and fine.

15. Every person who, otherwise than in the course
of his duty, directly or indirectly by himself or by
any other person in any matter whatsoever influences
or attempts to influence any decision of the Com-
mission or any member thereof shall be guilty of an








STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT, 1969-31


offence and liable on summary conviction to imprison-
ment for a period not exceeding two years or to a fine
not exceeding two thousand dollars or to both such
imprisonment and fine:

Provided that nothing in this section
shall prohibit any person from giving a certificate or
testimonial to any applicant or candidate for service
,under a Board.

16. A prosecution under this Act shall not be No prosecution
without permis-
instituted except by or with the consent of the Di- sion of Director
rector of Public Prosecutions. of Public Pro-
secutions.
17. (1) The Minister may make regulations provid- Power to make
ing for regulations.

(a) the time, place, and manner, when,
where and in which the Commission
shallexercise its functions and duties;

(b) the Commission being assisted by such
persons or classes of persons as may
be prescribed in the performance of all
or any of its functions and duties;

(c) the conduct of examinations and inter-
viewing of officers or candidates for
service under a Board by the Commis-
sion or such persons or classes of
persons as may be prescribed;

(d) the method of recruitment to any office
under the service of a Board;
(e) the rates of travelling allowance that
may be paid by a Board to officers;








STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT, 1969-31


(f) the classes of officers to whom rates
of travelling allowance may be paid
by a Board and the terms and conditions
subject to which such rates may be
paid;

(g) the period of leave in each year or over
any other specified period that may be
granted to any officer of a Board and
the purposes for which and the terms
and conditions subject to which such
leave may be granted;
(h) the salary scale attaching to any office
to which any officer may be appointed
in the service of a Board;

(i) generally with respect to any matter
relating to the terms and conditions
of service of any officer of a Board.

(2) Regulations made under the provisions of
paragraphs (e) to (i) inclusive of these regulations shall
on their coming into force apply to all officers of a
Board to whom they relate whether or not such of-
ficers were in the service of the Board prior to the
coming into force of such regulations and different
regulations maybe made in respect of different Boards.
Power of Minis- 18. The Minister may by order amend the First
ter to amend Schedule by adding thereto or deleting therefrom the
First Schedule.
name of any Statutory Board:
Provided that, if such Board is subject to
another Minister, the Minister shall consult with that
Minister.









STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT, 1969-31


19. This Act shall come into operation on such
day as the Governor-General may appoint by proclama-
tion.

Read three times and passed the House of Assem-
bly this twentieth day of June one thousand nine
hundred and sixty-nine.

THEODORE BRANCKER
Speaker.

Read three times and passed the Senate this
third day of July one thousand nine hundred and
sixty-nine.

C. ASQUITH PHILLIPS
Acting President.


Commencement.










STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT, 1969-31


FIRST SCHEDULE


Child Care Board


Sanitation and Cemeteries Board


Section 2

(Established by the Child Care Board
Act, 1969)

(Established by the Sanitation and Ce-
meteries Board Act, 1969)









STATUTORY BOARDS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT, 1969-31


SECOND SCHEDULE


Section 7

I ................. ... .. .......................... ....................... .................... ...................... h av in g

been appointed as chairman of the Statutory Boards Service
Member/Secretary to

Commission do Swear that I will freely

solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm

and without fear or favour, affection or ill-will, give my counsel and advice

in connection withall such matters as may be referred to the Statutory Boards

Service Commission under the Statutory Boards Service Commission Act,

1969, and that I will not directly or indirectly reveal any such matters to

any unauthorised person or otherwise than in the course of my duty.





Sworn before me this day of
Declared

1969.








Justice of the Peace/Chairman
of the Statutory Boards
Service Commission







Supplement to Official Gazette No. 57 dated 17th July, 1969.


STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32

Arrangement of Sections

Preliminary


Section
1.
2.


Short title.
Interpretation.


PART I
General
3. Grant of pensions, gratuities and other al-
lowances.
4. Pensions etc. to be charged on and paid out
of funds of Parliament.
5. Payment of Pensions.
6. Pensions etc. not of right.
7. Pensions etc. not assignable.
8. Compulsory retirement.


PART II
Circumstances in which pensions, gr
other allowances may be gras
9. Restrictions on grant of pens
10. Conditions for grant of pensiJ
11. Gratuity where length of serv
qualify for pension.
12. Marriage gratuities to female
0, 170-91











PART III

Determination of length of service of officers

Section

13. Qualifying service.
14. Continuity of service.
15. Leave without salary.

16. Service in Her Majesty's Forces.

17. Service otherwise than in a pensionable
office.

18. Officers on secondment.


PART IV

Computation of Pensions, Gratuities and other
Allowances

19. Ordinary rate of pension.
20. Emoluments to be taken for computation of
pensions, gratuities and other allow-
ances.

21. Pension or gratuity on abolition or reorgani-
zation of office.

22. Pension, gratuity or other allowance to of-
ficer on retirement for inefficiency.

23. Pension to officer retiring on account of in-
juries.

24. Additional pension on retirement for in-
firmity to officers with more than ten
years service.







(iii)


Section

25. Gratuity where officer dies in service or
after retirement.

26. Pensions to dependants where officer killed
on duty.


PART V

Circumstances in which Pensions etc. may cease
or be suspended

27. Liability of pensioners to be called on for
further service.

28. Pensions and other allowances to cease on
bankruptcy.

29. Pensions and other allowances may cease
on conviction.

30. Pensions or other allowances may cease on
acceptance of certain appointments.

31. Suspension of pensions or other allowances
on re-employment.


PART VI

Supplementary

32. Gratuity and reduced pension.
33. Application of sections.
34. Commencement.
FIRST SCHEDULE.
SECOND SCHEDULE.










BARBADOS.


I assent,
W. R. DOUGLAS
Acting Governor-General.
9th July, 1969.


1969- 32

An Act to provide for the grant and payment
of pensions and gratuities to persons employed
in the service of certain Statutory Boards.

(By Proclamation) Commencement.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's Most Excel-
lent Majesty by and with the advice and consent
of the Senate and House of Assembly of Barbados
and by the authority of the same as follows:-

PRELIMINARY

1. This Act may be cited as the Statutory Short title.
Boards (Pensions) Act, 1969.








STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


Interretation. 2.(1) For the purposes of this Act -

"Commission" means the Statutory Boards
Service Commission established under
the provisions of the Statutory Boards
Act 1969- Service Commission Act, 1969;

"house allowance" includes the estimated
value of free quarters, but shall not
exceed for the purposes of this Act
one sixth of the salary attached to
an officer's office;
"Miister" means the Minister responsible
for Establishments;

"officer" means a person who has been
employed in the service of a Board
and has been the substantive holder
on a whole time basis of any office
First Schedule. specified in the First Schedule;

"pensionable emoluments" means -

(a) in respect of service under a Board,
all salary, wages, fees and in-
cludes house allowance but does
not include -

(i) payment for overtime or any
sum paid to an officer to cover
travelling expenses, cost of
office accommodation, assist-
ance of deputies, clerical or
other assistance, duty allow-
ance; or
(ii) any other emoluments whatever;








STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


(b) in respect of the public service,
emoluments which count for pen-
sion in accordance with the law
or regulations in force in respect
of such service;

"pensionable office" means -

(a) in respect of service under a Board
any office from time to time speci-
fied in the First Schedule; and First Schedule.

(b) in respect of the public service
any office which is for the time
being a pensionable office under
the law or regulations in force in
respect of such service;

"qualifying service" means service which
may be taken into account in deter-
mining whether an officer is eligible
by length of service for a pension,
gratuity, or other allowance under this
Act;
"salary" means the salary attached to a
pensionable office or where in deter-
mining the length of an officer's ser-
vice under a Board, a non-pensionable
office is taken into account under sec-
tion. 17, the salary attached to that
office;
"service of a Board" includes service
under a scheduled authority or body,
a Council, the Interim Commissioner Act 1958-55.









4




Act 1958-55.


Second Schedule.


STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


or service under a Vestry or other body
specified in the ninth Schedule to the
Local Government Act, 1958.

(2) The Minister may from time to time by
order published in the Official Gazette amend the
Second Schedule by deleting therefrom any sched-
uled authority or body or including therein any other
authority or body.








STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


PART I

General


3.(1) The Commission may, subject to the pro-
visions of this Act, grant pensions, gratuities and
other allowances to officers who have been in the
service of a Board.

(2) Any pension, gratuity or other allowance
granted under this Act shall be computed in ac-
cordance with the provisions in force at the actual
date of an officer's retirement or death, as the
case may be.

4. There shall be charged on and paid out of
the monies voted for that purpose by Parliament
such sums of money as may from time to time be
granted by way of pension, gratuity or other al-
lowance pursuant to the provisions of this Act.

5.(1) A Board in whose service an officer was
employed immediately before the date of his re-
tirement or death shall be responsible for the pay-
ment of any pension, gratuity or other allowance
granted to or in respect of such officer.

(2) Any -

(a) pension, gratuity or other allowance
granted to the dependants of an of-
ficer who dies as a result of injuries
received in the actual discharge of
his duties; and

(b) additional pension, gratuity or other
allowance granted on retirement to
an officer in consequence of injuries


Grant of pen-
sions, gratuities
and other allow-
ances.


Pensions etc.
to be charged
on and paid out
of funds voted
by Parliament.



Payment of
pensions.








STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


received in the actual discharge of
his duties, or of the abolition of his
office or his compulsory retirement
for the purpose of facilitating re-
organisation,

shall be paid by the Board in whose service the
officer was at the date of his death, injury, retire-
ment on abolition of office, or compulsory retire-
ment, as the case may be.

Pensions, etc. 6.(1) An officer shall not have an absolute
not of right, right to compensation for past services or to any
pension, gratuity or other allowance; nor shall
anything in this Act prevent an officer from being
dismissed from the service of a Board at any time
and without compensation.

(2) Where it is established to the satisfac-
tion of the Commission that an officer has been
guilty of negligence, irregularity or misconduct,
the pension, gratuity or other allowance may be
reduced or altogether withheld.
Pension etc., 7. A pension, gratuity or other allowance
not assignable. granted under this Act shall not be assignable or
transferable except for the purpose of satisfying -

(a) a debt due to a Board or to the Crown;
or
(b) an order of any court for the periodical
payment of sums of money towards the
maintenance of the wife or former wife
or minor child of the officer to whom
the pension, gratuity or other allow-
ance has been granted,








STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


and shall not be liable to be attached, sequestered or
levied upon, for or in respect of any debt or claim
whatever except a debt or claim due to a Board or to
the Crown.

8. (1) Subject to the provisions of section 10 of Compulsory
retirement.
the Statutory Boards Service Commission Act, 1969, Act 1969-
it shall be lawful for a Board to require an officer in
the service of such Board to retire -

(a) at anytime after he attains the age of
sixty years; or

(b) in the case of a female officer, on mar-
riage.

(2) Retirement shall be compulsory for every
officer to whom this Act applies on attaining the
age of sixty-five years.

(3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2) re-
tirement shall be compulsory for every officer who
elected to have his pension, gratuity, or other allow-
ance computed as if the Parochial Employees Act,
1944 has not been repealed, on attaining the age of
seventy years.









STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


PART II
Circumstances in which Pensions, Gratuities, and
other allowances may be granted
Restrictions on 9. Subject to sections 10 to 13 of this Act, a
grant of pensions pension, gratuity, or other allowance shall not be
etc.
granted under this Act to any officer -

(a) who has been in the service of a Board
for less than ten years; or

(b) who has been dismissed from the service
of a Board; or

(c) in respect of service under a Board or any
other service which may be taken into
account for pension purposes for which
any pension, gratuity, or other allowance
or compensation has been granted or
awarded under any law other than this
Act.
Conditions for 10. A pension, gratuity, or other allowance shall
grant of pen- not be granted under this Act -
sions etc.
(a) to any officer except on his retirement
from the service of a Board in one or
other of the following cases -
(i) on or after attaining the age of sixty
years;

(ii) on the abolition of his office;
(iii) on the re-organisation of his office
for any purpose;

(iv) on removal on the ground of ineffi-
ciency as provided in this Act;









STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32

(v) on medical evidence to the satis-
faction of the Commission that
he is incapable, by reason of
any infirmity of mind or body,
of discharging the duties of his
office and that such infirmity
is likely to be permanent and
is not due to his own misconduct
or gross negligence;

(vi) on becoming unfit in the opinion
of the Commission for the dis-
charge of the duties of his office,
although not suffering from any
particular illness or infirmity
likely to be permanent, if such
unfitness is not attributable to
his own misconduct or gross
negligence, and if the Commis-
sion considers that the special
circumstances of the case jus-
tify the grant to him of a pension,
gratuity, or other allowance as
the case may be; or

(b) in respect of the service of any offi-
cer except in the following cases -

(i) on his death in the service of
a Board; or

(ii) on his death in the service of
a Board as a result of injuries
received in the actual discharge









STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


Gratuity where
length of service
does not qualify
for pension.






Marriage gra-
tuities to
female officers.


of his duty, without his own de-
fault, and on account of circum-
stances specifically attributable
to the nature of his duty.

11. Every officer otherwise qualified for a
pension under this Act who has not been in the
service of a Board for ten years, may, on retire-
ment, be granted a gratuity not exceeding five times
the annual amount of the pension which if there
has not been a qualifying period, might have been
granted to him under Part IV of this Act.

12. Where a female officer having held a pen-
sionable office or offices in the service of a Board
for not less than five years, and having been con-
firmed in a pensionable office, retires from the
service of a Board on, or with a view to marriage,
and is not otherwise eligible for the grant of any
pension, gratuity or other allowance under this
Act, she may be granted, on production within six
months after her retirement, or within such longer
period as the Commission may in any particular
case allow, of satisfactory evidence of her mar-
riage, a gratuity not exceeding one-fourteenth of
a month's pensionable emoluments for each com-
pleted month of her service under the Board, or
one year's pensionable emoluments, whichever is
the less.








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PART III
Determination of Length of Service of Officers

13(1) Subject to the provisions of this Part Qualifying
the following provisions shall have effect for the pur- see.
pose of determining the length of an officer's ser-
vice under a Board.

(2) Qualifying service shall be the inclusive
period between the date on which an officer begins
to draw salary in respect of service under a Board
and the date of his leaving such service without
deduction of any period during which he has been
absent from leave.

(3) Where an officer has been transferred
from a pensionable office in the public service to
the service of a Board, the period during which
he was in the public service shall be qualifying
service and account shall accordingly be taken
of that period.

14. Subject to the following provisions of this continuity of
Act only continuous service shall be taken into serve.
account -

(a) as qualifying service; and

(b) for the purpose of computing the pen-
sion, gratuity, or other allowance which
may be granted under this Act to or
in respect'of an officer:
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(a) which, to the satisfaction of the Com-
mission, is caused by ill health or
injuries suffered by the officer in the
performance of his duties in the ser-
vice of the Board; or

(b) which is caused by the abolition of
his office or other temporary suspen-
sion of employment not arising from
misconduct or voluntary resignation,

shall be disregarded for the purposes of this Act.

Leave without 15. In determining the length of an officer's
salary, service under a Board for the purpose of this Act
account shall not be taken of any period during
which an officer is absent from duty on leave with-
out salary unless such leave is granted on grounds
of public policy on the recommendation of the Com-
mission.
Service in Her 16. Where an officer, during some period of
Majesty's
Forces. his service under a Board has been in the active
list of the Royal Navy, the Army or the Royal Air
Force, and pension contributions have been paid
in respect of that period from the funds of Barbados
or of the Government of any territory, or of any
authority, mentioned in the First Schedule to the
Pensions Regulations, 1947, such period shall
not be taken into account in determining the length
of an officer's service under a Board if the pen-
sion contributions have not been refunded.
Service other- 17.(1) Subject to the following provisions of
wise than in a
pensionable this Act only service in a pensionable office shall
office, be taken into account in determining the length
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(2) Where a period of service under a Board
otherwise than in a pensionable office is immediately
followed by service under a Board in a pension-
able office in which the officer is confirmed, such
period may, with the approval of the Commission,
be taken into account.

(3) Where an officer has been transferred
from a pensionable office in which he has been
confirmed to a non-pensionable office, his ser-
vice in the non-pensionable office may, with the
approval of the Commission, be taken into ac-
count as if it were service in the pensionable of-
fice which he held immediately before such trans-
fer and at the pensionable emoluments which were
payable to him at the date of transfer.
(4) Any break in service which may be dis-
regarded under section 14 may likewise be dis-
regarded in determining for the purposes of sub-
section (1) whether one period of service immediately
follows another period of service.

(5) For the purpose of sections 12, 21 and
23, where a period of service under a Board in a
non-pensionable office is taken into account under
the provisions of this section an officer shall be
deemed to have been holding a pensionable office
during that period, and to have been confirmed
therein where any such period of service is taken
into account under the provisions of subsection (3).

18.(1) If an officer is seconded to service with officers on
secondment.
an approved employer, that officer shall, during
the period of his secondment, cease to receive
the emoluments attached to his office, but shall,









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for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to continue
to hold his office if the approved employer agrees
to pay to the Board from whose service the officer
is seconded a contribution in respect of his pen-
sion during the period of his secondment at the
rate of twenty-five per centum of the officer's basic
salary in his substantive post in the service of
the Board or at such rate as the Commission may
from time to time prescribe.

(2) Where an officer is seconded from his
office in accordance with the provisions of sub-
section (1) some other person may be appointed
to that office as if it were vacant; and any person
so appointed shall be deemed to be the holder of
the office and shall receive the emoluments at-
tached thereto during the period of the officer's
secondment.

(3) In this section "approved employer"
means the Government and any authority, body or
agency approved by the Commission for the pur-
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PART IV

Computation of Pensions, Gratuities, and other
Allowances

19.(1) Subject to the following provisions of Ordinary rate
of pension.
this Part the amount of pension which may be granted
to an officer who on retirement is qualified for the
grant of a pension shall be determined in accord-
ance with the following provisions of this Act.
(2) Where an officer has served ten years
or more but under eleven years in the service of
a Board, an annual pension of ten sixtieths of the
annual pensionable emoluments of his office may
be granted.
(3) Where an officer has served eleven years
or more but under twelve years' in the service of
a Board an annual pension of eleven sixtieths of
the annual pensionable emoluments of his office
may be granted.

(4) Where an officer has served twelve
years or more but under forty years, in the ser-
vice of a Board, to the annual pension as deter-
mined under subsection (3) an addition of one
sixtieth of the annual pensionable emoluments
of his office may be made in respect of each ad-
ditional year after the eleventh year of such ser-
vice.

(5) Where an officer has served forty years
or more in the service of a Board, an annual pen-
sion of forty sixtieths of the annual pensionable
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Emoluments to 20. (1) For the purpose of computing the amount
cometation of of the pension, gratuity, or other allowance which
pensions, gra may be granted under this Act to or in respect of
tuities and
other allowances, an officer, the following provisions of this Act
shall have effect.
(2) Where an officer was neither wholly nor
in part paid fees or commission which may be taken
into account for the purpose of computing the pen-
sion which may be granted to him as the substan-
tive holder of any office or offices held by him at
any time' within the period of three years immediately
preceding the date of his retirement, then -

(a) in the case of any such officer who
for a period of at least three years
immediately preceding the date of
his retirement was employed by a
Board in the same office or offices,
the annual pensionable emoluments
enjoyed by him at that date as the
substantive holder of such office
or offices shall be taken;
(b) in the case of any such officer who at
any time during the period of three years
immediately preceding the date of
his retirement was transferred from
one office to another in the service
of a Board, without any change in
pensionable emoluments other than
the grant of any scale increment,
the emoluments to be taken shall
be the annual pensionable emolu-
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of his retirement in respect of the
office then held by him;
(c) in all other cases where any such
officer was employed by a Board
for a period of at least three years
immediately preceding the date of
his retirement, the emoluments to be
taken shall be the average of the annual
pensionable emoluments enjoyed by him
as the substantive holder of the office
or offices held by him in the service
of the Board during such period of
three years:

Provided that where any such officer retires within
three years of his promotion to a higher class or
grade, he shall have the option of claiming either
a pension computed in accordance with the provi-
sions of paragraph (b) aforesaid or a pension com-
puted on the pensionable emoluments he would
have been receiving had he not been so promoted;

(d) in the case of any such officer who
at any time during the period of three
years immediately preceding the date
of his retirement was transferred
from the service of one Board to the
service of another Board without
any change in pensionable emolu-
ments other than the grant of any
scale increment, the emoluments
to be taken shall be the annual
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Pension or gra-
tuity on abolition
or re-organization
of office.


respect of the office then held by
him;

(e) in all other cases where any such
officer within the period of three
years immediately preceding the
date of his retirement was trans-
ferred from the service of one Board
to the service of another, the emolu-
ments to be taken shall be the average
of the annual pensionable emolu-
ments enjoyed by him as the sub-
stantive holder of the office or
offices held by him during such
period of three years.

(3) Where an officer was, either wholly or
in part paid fees or commission which may be taken
into account for the purpose of computing the pen-
sion which may be granted to him as the substantive
holder of any office or offices held by him at any
time within the period of three years immediately
preceding the date of his retirement, the emolu-
ments to be taken shall be the average net annual
profits derived by him in respect of the office or
offices so held by him during such period.

21.(1) Where an officer retires from the service
of a Board in the circumstances described in sec-
tion 10(a) (ii) or (iii) before !attaining the age of
sixty years, and without refusing to accept other
suitable employment in the service of the Board
then, subject to the provisions of subsection (2)
the following addition may be made to his pension
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(a) in the case of service under a Board
for more than twenty years, ten six-
tieths of his annual pensionable
emoluments; or

(b) in the case of service under a Board
for more than fifteen but for not
more than twenty years, seven six-
tieths of his annual pensionable
emoluments; or

(c) in the case of service under a Board
for more than ten but not more than fif-
teen years, five sixtieths of his
annual pensionable emoluments.
(2) An officer's pension together with any
addition provided for in subsection (1) shall not
in any case exceed -
(a) the maximum of two-thirds of his
highest annual pensionable emolu-
ments; and

(b) the pension for which he would have
been eligible if he had continued
to hold the office held by him at
the date of his retirement, and re-
tired on reaching the age of sixty
years having received all incre-
ments for which he would have been
eligible by that date.
(3) Where an officer retires from the ser-
vice of a Board in the circumstances described
in section 10(a) (ii) or (iii), before attaining the
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Pension, gratuity
or other allow-
ance to officer
on retirement
for inefficiency.









Pension to of-
ficer retiring
on account of
injuries.


other suitable employment in such service, and
he is not entitled to a pension under this Act by
reason only that he has not been in the service
of a Board for ten years or more, then if he has
been the substantive holder of an office in the
service of a Board for a period of at least three
three years immediately preceding the date of his
retirement, there may be granted to him a gratuity
not exceeding one and a half month's pension-
able emoluments for each completed year of his
service under the Board.

22. Where an officer is removed from his of-
office on the ground of his inability to discharge
efficiently the duties, thereof, and a pension,
gratuity or other allowance cannot otherwise be
granted to him under this Act, then the Commis-
sion may, if it considers it justifiable having
regard to all the circumstances of the case, sub-
ject to and in accordance with the provisions of
section 23 grant such pension, gratuity or other
allowance as it thinks just and proper.

23.(1) Subject to subsection (4) where an of-
ficer has been injured -

(a) in the actual discharge of his du-
ties; and

(b) without his own default; and

(c) in circumstances specifically at-
tributable to the nature of his duties,

and his retirement is thereby necessitated or
materially accelerated, any pension granted to
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to the extent of his injury by one or other of the
additional allowances specified in subsection (2).
(2) Where any officer's capacity to contri-
bute to his support is -
(a) slightly impaired, five sixtieths;
(b) impaired, ten sixtieths;

(c) materially impaired, fifteen six-
tieths; and
(d) totally destroyed, twenty sixtieths,

of his annual pensionable emoluments at the date
on which the infirmity was suffered, may be added
to his pension as an additional allowance:

Provided that -
(a) in no case shall any such allowance
together with an officer's pension
exceed fifty-sixtieths of his annual
pensionable emoluments at the date
on which the infirmity was suffered;
and
(b) any such allowance may, if the Com-
mission thinks fit, be reduced to
such an extent as the Commission
thinks reasonable where the infirmity
is not the cause or sole cause of
retirement.
(3) Subject to subsection (4) where an of-
ficer has been injured in the circumstances des-
cribed in subsection (1), and his retirement is









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1964-3.


Additional pen-
sion on retire-
ment for infirmity
to officers with
more than ten
year's service.


thereby necessitated or materially accelerated,
and he is not entitled to a pension under this Act
by reason only that he has not been in service of
a Board for ten years or more, then, if he has been
employed in the service of a Board for a period of
at least three years immediately preceding the
date of his retirement he may be granted -

(a) a pension of such number of sixtieths
of his annual pensionable emoluments
at the date of his retirement as are
equivalent to the number of years
he has served in the service of a
Board; and

(b) in accordance with the provisions
of subsection (2), one or other of
the additional allowances provided
for in that subsection.

(4) No additional allowance provided for
by subsections (1),(2) and (3) shall be granted to
any officer who, in consequence of any infirmity
suffered by him, is entitled to any compensation
under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1963 or
any Act amending or replacing the same.

24.(1) Where an officer retires from the ser-
vice of a Board in the circumstances described
in section 10(a) (v) and (vi), and at the date of
his retirement he has completed more than ten
years but less than twenty years in the service
of a Board, he may be granted in addition to any
other pension which may be granted to him under
this Act, an additional pension at the date of one
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for each year by which his service under the Board
falls short of twenty years:
Provided that in the case of an officer whose
service under a Board would, if he had continued
to hold the same office which he held at the date
of his retirement until five years after the retiring
age, have been a period shorter than twenty years,
this section shall have effect as if for the last
reference therein to twenty years there was sub-
stituted a reference to that shorter period:

Provided further than an additional pension
shall not be granted under this section to any of-
ficer to whom any pension, gratuity or other allow-
ance on account of infirmity is granted in accordance
with the provisions of section 23.

(2) For the purposes of this section "re-
tiring age" means the age of sixty years.

25(1) Where an officer holding a pensionable
office who is not on probation or agreement, or
an officer holding a non-pensionable office to which
he has been transferred from a pensionable office
in which he has been confirmed, dies while in the
service of a Board, the Commission may grant to
his legal personal representative a gratuity of an
amount not exceeding either his annual pension-
able emoluments, or his commuted pension gratuity,
if any, whichever is the greater.

(2) For the purposes of this section "com-
muted pension gratuity" means the gratuity, if any,
which might have been granted to an officer under
section 32 if he had retired at the date of his death


Gratuity where
officer dies in
service or after
retirement.








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Pensions to de-
pendants where
officer killed on
duty.


in the circumstances described in section 10(a)
(v) and had elected a gratuity and reduced pen-
sion.

(3) Where any such officer to whom a pen-
sion gratuity or other allowance has been granted
under this Act dies after retirement from the ser-
vice of a Board and the sums paid or payable to
him at his death on account of any pension, gra-
tuity or other allowance in respect of any service
under a Board are less than the amount of the an-
nual pensionable. emoluments enjoyed by him at
the date of his retirement, the Commission may
grant to his legal personal representative a gra-
tuity equal to the deficiency.

26.(1) Where an officer dies in the service of
a Board in the circumstances described in section
10(b) (ii) then, in addition to the grant, if any, made
to his personal representative under section 25 the
Commission may, subject to the provisions of sub-
section (2), grant -

(a) if the deceased officer leaves a widow,
a pension to her while unmarried
and of good character, at a rate not
exceeding ten sixtieths. of his annual
pensionable emoluments at the date
of the injury or one hundred dollars
a year, whichever is the greater;

(b) if the deceased officer leaves a widow
to whom a pension is granted under
the preceding paragraph and a child
or children, a pension in respect of
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the age of eighteen years, of an
amount not exceeding one-eighth
of the pension provided for in the
preceding paragraph;
(c) if the deceased officer leaves a
child or children, but does not leave
a widow or a pension is not granted
to the widow, a pension in respect
of each child, until such child at-
tains the age of eighteen years, of
double the amount provided for in
the preceding paragraph;
(d) if the deceased officer leaves a
child or children and a widow to
whom a pension is granted under
paragraph (a) and the widow sub-
sequently dies, a pension in respect
of each child from the date of the
death of the widow until such child
attains the age of eighteen years,
of double the amount provided for
in paragraph (b);
(e) if the deceased officer does not leave
a widow, or if a pension is not granted
to the widow, and if his mother was
wholly or mainly dependent on him
for support, a pension to the mother,
while of good character and without
adequate means of support, of an
amount not exceeding the pension
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(f) if the deceased officer does not have
a widow or mother, or if a pension
is not granted to his widow or mother,
and if his father was wholly or mainly
dependent on him for his support,
a pension to the father while of good
character and without adequate means
of support, of an amount not exceed-
ing the pension which might have
been granted to his widow;
(g) if the deceased officer does not have
a child or children who is or are
eligible for a pension under this
section, and if his brother or sister
was wholly or mainly dependent on
him for support, a pension to any
brother or sister while of good
character and without adequate
means of support, of an amount not
exceeding the pension which might
have been granted under paragraphs
(b) and (c);

(2) (a) A pension shall not, at any time,
be payable under subsection (1) in
respect of more than six children.
(b) In the case of a pension granted
under subsection (1) (e) if the
mother is a widow at the time of
the grant and subsequently re-
marries, such pension shall cease
as from the date of the re-marriage;
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at any time that the mother is ade-
quately provided with other means
of support, such pension shall cease
from such date as the Commission
may determine.

(c) A pension granted to a female child
under subsection (1) shall cease
upon her marriage under the age of
eighteen years.
(3) For the purpose of this section "child"
includes -

(a) a posthumous child;

(b) a step-child or illegitimate child
born before the date of the injury
and wholly or mainly dependent on
the deceased officer for support;
and

(c) an adopted child, adopted in a manner
recognized by law before the date of
the injury and dependent as afore-
said.

(4) This section shall not apply in the case
of the death of any officer, if his dependants (as
defined in the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1963
or in any Act amending or replacing the same) are
entitled to compensation under this Act.









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Liability of pen-
sioners to be
called on for
further service.


Pensions and
other allowances
to cease on bank-
ruptcy.


PART V

Circumstances in which Pension etc. May Cease
or be Suspended

27. (1) Every pension granted under this Act
shall be subject to the conditions that unless or
until an officer attains the age of sixty years, he
may, if physically fit for service under a Board,
be called upon by the Commission to accept an
office in the service of a Board not less in value
than the office which he held at the date of his
retirement.

(2) If pursuant to the provisions of sub-
section (1) a pensioner is called upon to accept
an office in the service, of a Board of a value not
less than that prescribed in subsection (1) afore-
said, and he declines to accept such office, the
payment of his pension may be suspended by the
Commission acting in its discretion until he attains
the age of sixty years.

2&(1) If any person to whom a pension or other
allowance has been granted under this Act is ad-
judicated bankrupt or is declared insolvent by
judgment of any competent court, then such pension
or other allowance shall forthwith cease.

(2) If any person is adjudicated bankrupt
or is declared insolvent by judgment of any com-
petent court either -

(a) after retirement in circumstances
in which he is eligible for pension
or other allowance under this Act
but before the pension or other al-
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(b) before such retirement and he does
not obtain his discharge from bank-
ruptcy or insolvency at the date of
his retirement,

then in the former case any pension or other al-
lowance eventually granted to him shall cease as
from the date of adjudication or declaration as the
case may be, and in the latter case, the pension
or other allowance may be granted, but shall cease
forthwith and not become payable.

(3) Where a pension or other allowance
ceases by reason of the provisions of this section,
the Commission may from time to time during the
remainder of the pensioner's life or during such
shorter period or periods either continuous or dis-
continuous as the Commission may think fit,
direct all or any part of the moneys to which
such pensioner would have been entitled by way
of pension or other allowance, had he not become
bankrupt or insolvent, to be paid or applied for
the maintenance or benefit of all or any to the
exclusion of the other or others of the following,
that is to say, such pensioner and any wife, child
or children of his in such proportions and manner
as the Commission thinks fit, and such moneys
shall be paid accordingly.
(4) Any moneys applied for the discharge
of the debts of a pensioner whose pension or al-
lowance has ceased by reason of the provisions
of this section, shall for the purposes of this
section, be deemed to have been applied for his
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(5) If a person whose pension or other al-
lowance has ceased by reason of this section
obtains his discharge from bankruptcy or insol-
vency, the Commission may, if it thinks fit, direct
that the pension or allowance shall be restored
as from the date of such discharge or from any
later date, and the pension or other allowance
shall be restored accordingly.
Pensions and 29. (1) If any person to whom a pension or
other allowances
may cease on other allowance has been granted under this Act
conviction, is sentenced by any competent court to a term of
imprisonment exceeding twelve months for any
offence, such pension or other allowance shall,
if the Commission thinks fit, cease as from the
date of such sentence.

(2) If any person is sentenced as afore-
said after retirement in circumstances in which
he is eligible for the pension or other allowance
under this Act, but before the pension or other
allowance is granted, then the provisions of sub-
section (1) shall apply as respects any pension
or other allowances which may be granted to him.
(3) Where a pension or other allowance
ceases by reason of the provisions of this sec-
tion, the Commission may, if it thinks fit, direct
all or any part of the moneys to which the pen-
sioner would have been entitled by way of pen-
sion or other allowance, had he not been sentenced
as aforesaid, to be paid or applied in the same
manner in all respects as prescribed in section
28 and such moneys shall be paid or applied ac-
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(4) If any such person after he had been sen-
tenced as aforesaid, at any time receives a free
pardon, the pension or other allowance shall be
restored with retrospective effect; but in deter-
mining whether arrears of such pension or other
allowance are payable to such person and in com-
puting the amount thereof, account shall be taken
of all moneys paid or applied under subsection
(3).
30. If any such person to whom a pension or
other allowance has been granted under this Act
otherwise than under section 26 becomes either-

(a) a director of any company the prin-
cipal part of whose business is in
any way directly concerned with any
Board paying or contributing to his
pension; or

(b) an officer or servant employed in
Barbados by any such company,

without the prior permission of any such Board
in writing such pension or other allowance shall
cease if the Commission so directs:

Provided that the Commission, on being satis-
fied that the person in respect of whose pension
or other allowance any such direction has been
given, has ceased to be a director of any such
company, or to be employed as an officer or ser-
vant of such company in Barbados, may give
directions for the restoration of such pension or
other allowance, with retrospective effect, if it
thinks fit, to such date as it may specify, and the


Pensions or
other allow-
ances may
cease on ac-
c eptance of
certain appoint-
ments.










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pension or other allowance shall be restored in
accordance with any such directions.

31. If any officer to whom a pension or other
allowance has been granted under this Act is
appointed to another office in the service of a
Board, the payment of his pension or other al-
lowance may, with his consent, be suspended
during the period of his re-employment.


Suspension of
pensions or
other allow-
ances on ra-
employment.









STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


PART VI

Supplementary

32. (1) Any officer to whom a pension is granted Gratuity and
under this Act may, at his option exercisable as reduced pen-
Sion.
in this section provided, be paid in lieu of such
pension, a pension at the rate of three fourths of
such pension together with a gratuity equal to
twelve and one half times the amount of the reduc-
tion so made.

(2) The option referred to in subsection (1)
shall be exercisable not later than the day im-
mediately preceding the date of such officer's
retirement:

Provided that if the officer fails to exer-
cise the option prior to the day preceding the date
of his retirement the Commission may, if it appears
to it equitable in all the circumstances so to do,
allow him to exercise the option at any time be-
tween that date and the actual date of the award
of pension under this Act.

(3) If an officer has exercised the option
his decision shall be irrevocable so far as con-
cerns any pension to be granted to him under this
Act.

(4) If an officer who has not exercised the
option dies after he has retired but before a pen-
sion has been awarded under this Act, the Com-
mission may grant a gratuity and a reduced pension
as in subsection (1) as if the officer before his
death had exercised the option.









STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


Applications of 33. (1) The provisions of this Act shall apply -
Sections.
(a) to every officer first appointed to
the service of a Board on or after
the date of the commencement of
this Act; and

(b) to every officer who, pursuant to
the provisions of section 9 of the
Act 1969- Child Care Board Act, 1969 or sec-
tion 11 of the Sanitation and Ceme-
Act 1969- teries Board Act, 1969 as the case
may be was transferred to or became
employed in the service of a Board
and at the date of such transfer or
employment has not attained the
age of sixty-five years.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) any of-
ficer to whom subsection (1) (b) applies who elected
to have his pension, gratuity, or other allowance
computed as if the Parochial Employees Pension
Act 1944-14. Act, 1944, had not been repealed shall continue
to have his pension, gratuity or other allowance
so computed.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in
this section an officer who has elected to have
his pension, gratuity or other allowance computed
Act 1944-14. as if the Parochial Employees Pension Act, 1944,
had not been repealed may, at his option exercis-
able as provided for in section 32, be paid in lieu
of any pension for which he was eligible at the
commencement of this Act or for which he may
become eligible pursuant to subsection (2) a








STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


pension at the rate of three fourths of such pen-
sion together with a gratuity equal to twelve and
one half times the amount of the reduction so
made.

34. This Act shall come into operation on Commencement.
such day as the Governor-General shall by pro-
clamation appoint.

Read three times and passed the House of Assem-
bly this twentieth day of June one thousand nine
hundred and sixty-nine.

THEODORE BRANCKER
Speaker.

Read three times and passed the Senate this
third day of July one thousand nine hundred and
sixty-nine.

C. ASQUITH PHILLIPS
Acting President.









STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


FIRST SCHEDULE

Section S(1)

PENSIONABLE OFFICES

PART I

SANITATION AND CEMETERIES BOARD


(a) General Administration

Manager

Deputy Manager

Assistant Accountant

Senior Clerk

Clerical Officer

Stenographer

Clerk/Typist

Messenger


(b) Sanitation Services

Senior Supervisor

Supervisor

Transport Foreman

Clerk/Typist

Driver/Operator

Traxcavator Operator

Driver (Compressor)









STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


FIRST SCHEDULE Continued

(b) Sanitation Services Cont'd.

Driver/Supervisor

Caretaker

Beach Inspector and Lifeguard


(c) Cemeteries Services

Superintendent

Assistant Superintendent

Clerical.Officer

Caretaker

Messenger

Supervisor

Gardener









STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-32


FIRST SCHEDULE Continued

PART II

CHILD CARE BOARD

(a) Children's Homes

Matron

Assistant Matron

Senior Attendant

Attendant

Seamstress

Cook

General Worker


(b) Day Nurseries

Supervisor

Assistant SuFervisor

Nursery AssiP ,nt

Cook

General Worker








STATUTORY BOARDS (PENSIONS) Acr, 1969-32


SECOND SCHEDULE

Section 2(2)

SCHEDULED AUTHORITIES OR BODIES

The Child Care Board (Established by the Child Care Board Act, 1969).

- ho Saliiation and Cemeteries Board (Established by the Sanitation and Ceme-
teries Board Act, 1969).







Supplement to Official Gazette No. 57 dated 17th July, 1969.


STATUTORY BOARDS CASUAL EMPLOYEES
(PENSIONS) ACT, 1969-33

Arrangement of Sections

Preliminary
Section

1. Short title.

2. Interpretation.

PART I

General

3. Grant of pensions and gratuities.

4. Pensions and gratuities to be charged on
and paid out of moneys voted by Parlia-
ment.

5. Payment of pensions.

6. Pensions and gratuities not of right.

7. Pensions, gratuities not assignable.
8. Compulsory retirement.

PART II

Circumstances in which pensions and gratuities
may be granted

9. Conditions for grant of

10. Conditions for grant gr ties.

11. Restrictions on of p ions a A d -
Stuities.




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