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SAINT VINCENT

GOVERNMENT

GAZETTE

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VOL. 83.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER, 1950. [No. 50.

GOVERNMENT NOTICES.
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No. 486.
PRESS INFORMATION.
RESIGNATION OF LORD TREFGARNE
AS CHAIRMAN, COLONIAL DEVELOP-
MENT CORPORATION.
The following text of an announce-
ment released in London at 0030 hours
B.S.T. Tuesday, September 26th, is pub-
lished for general information:-
It is announced that Lord TREFGARNE
has asked to be relieved of the Chair-
manship of the Colonial Development
Corporation which he has held since
1947. Lord TREFGARNE has accordingly
tendered his resignation which the Secre-
tary of State for the Colonies has accept-
ed with much regret to take effect on
October 31st, 1950.
Text of letters exchanged between
Lord TREFGARNE and Secretary of State
is as follows. From Lord TREFrGARNE
dated August 23rd :-
Dear Minister,
I amn writing to confirm imy recent
request to you to allow me to relinquish
my appointment here at an early con-
venient time. As you are aware, it was
CREECH JONES, that after three years he
would release me if I so desired, and
that term has now been completed. I
hope you will not think it out of place
if I put on record the thoughts that have

led me to this step. As those with
similar experience know, the building
of a new Organisation without the
guidance of a pattern is a task calling for
exceptional exertions. We had to start
from scratch to plan, recruit and operate
a central Organisation and concurrently
to launch a number of large businesses
on sound economic lines. These now
number 49.
During the same period of three years
I, personally, have had to make against
miles to initiate or supervise our work
overseas. It is my belief thatthe Organ-
isation so created is running satisfactori-
ly and even elliciently, though that may
be thought rather a bold claim for such
a young concern. It is, however, un-
doubtedly the right time to reflect upon
the measures needed to ensure its con-
tinned progress. I have come to the
conclusion that what is needed is first
an objective appraisal from within of the
methods and future plans of the Cor-
poration. Such an appraisal would be
best carried out by a fresh mind and not
by one which has heen immersed con-
tinuously and without leisure in all its
affairs great and small for three years.
It may be th:tt after consultation with
you my successor would wish to give a
new impetus or a new direction to the
work. If this should be decided upon
it would be all the more necessary that
a fresh mind should be in charge. I am
certain that with a continuance of your
confidence and the support of public
opinion the Corporation, with its ex-

270 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER, 1950.-(No. 50).

perienced Board and exceptionally abl
staff, will render immense service to th,
Colonial peoples and the Economic pro
gress of the Empire.
As for the past, you have generously
said that the work of the Board and staff
has created a useful instrument for thi
service of the Colonies. If that is so
and if I can claim a share in that genera
tribute, I am amply rewarded for m3
part. I should like to conclude with a,
expression of my gratitute to those
Ministers, including yourself, and to the
Officials concerned with the Corporatior
who have shown me such unfailing
courtesy, consideration and indulgence
throughout my term of Office as Chair-
man.
Yours sincerely,
(Signed) TREFGARNE.

From Secretary of State dated
September, 25th.
My Dear TREFGARNE,
You wrote to me on the 23rd August
asking to be released from the Chair-
manship of the Colonial Development
Corporation. We have since spoken
together and I now send you this letter
to confirm with very great regret my
Considering the energy and inspiration
with which this new venture in Coloni-
al Development has been launched
tion's notable record of achievement
over the past three years, I cannot readi-
ly share your view that the time has
already come for a new hand at the
helm. Indeed, it would have pleased
me much if you could have seen your
way to remain longer in control of the
work which you have so successfully
begun. You have, however, told me
that you would now like to be able to
devote your whole attention to your
.other interests for which your duties as
'Chairman of the Corporation leave you
no time, and in these circumstances I
'feel' I cannot oppose your wish to relin-
my warmest thanks in appreciation of
-all that you have'done for the economic
betterment of the Colonial Territories.
Yours sincerely,
(Signed) JAMES GRIFFITHS.

,No. 487.
KINGDOM DELEGATION TO. UNITED'
NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Riatu Sir LALABALUVA SUKUNAI
.K.B.E., .M.., B.A..(Oxon), of Fiji, has
accepted invitation to serve s an Adviser

e on questions affecting non-self-governing
e territories in the United Kingdom Dele-
- nation to the United Nations Fifth
General Assembly which opened in New
y York 19th September.
S Following are details of person named:
Born 1888. Barrister-at-law, Middle
l Temple. In First World War served in
French Foreign Legion, winning Medail-
I e Militaire later commanding Fiji Labour
e Corps in France. After war returned to
tariat posts in Fiji. Since 1945, Secretary
Sfor Fijian Affairs.
Represented Fiji at Coronation. In
Second World War served as Lt. Col.
Fiji Defence Force (Territorial Service)
and commanded FIJI contingent at Vic-
tory Parade. Member of Fiji Executive
Council since 1943, official member of
Legislative Counoil since 1932.
10th October, 1950.
(C. 33/1948).

No. 488.
GEN-ERAL CLERICAL SERVICE.

PROMOTION.

Mr. P. D. CRICHTON, Senior Clerk,
Treasury, &c., Department, to a Princi-
pal Clerkship in the General Service
with retro-active effect from 1st Janu-
ary, 1950, signedd for duty in the
Treasury, &c.,,Department.
10th October, 1950.
(P.F. 91).

No 489.
PROBATIONARY APPOINTMENT.

Mr. C. A. McINTQSH, Junior Clerk,
Treasury &c., Department, to a Senior
Clerkship in the General Clerical Service
of the Colony, on one year's probation
from 1st October, 1950, assigned for
duty in the Treasury, &c., peparjtme'nt.
10th October, 1950.
(P. F. 181).

No. 490.

TRANSFERS.

following transfers with effect from 1st
October, 1950:-
Mr. C. E. ELLIS, Junior Clerk, Labour
Department to Jnnior Clerkship,
Treasury &c., Department (Cus-
toms Branch);
.Mr. S. B. Cox, Jnniir Clerk, Agricul-
tural Depart m ent to Junior Clerk-
ship, Labour Department,
10th October, 1950.
(P. Fs. 300 & 375).

SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER, 1950.-(No. 50). 271
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No. 491.

VACATION LEAVE.
1 11 .. 1

TON), Junior Clerk (Post Office)i five
months' vacation'leave with effect from
4th October;'1950.
10th October, 1950.
(P. F. 372).

No. 492.
PENSIONABLE OFFICES.

The following list of pensionable
Offices on the fixed Establishment of the
Colony is published for general infor-
mation :-
Agricultural Assistant.
Agricultural Officer.
Agricultural Superintendent.
Assistant Cold Storage Attendant.
Assistant Draughtsman, Lands and
Survey Department.
Assistant Government Secretary.
Assistant Librarian, Public Library.
Assistant Master, Grammar School.
Assistant Mistress, Girls' High School.
Assistant Superintendent, Electricity
& Telephone Department.
Assistant Superintendent of Police.
Assistant Superintendent of Works.
Assistant Surveyor.
Assistant Treasurer.
Bailiff-Crown Lands.
Judicial.
Treasury.
Chief Operator, Kingstown Telephone
Exchange.
Chief Prison Officer.
Clerk in General Clerical Service.
Clerk, Controller of Supplies Depart-
nent.
Cold Storage Attendant.
Colonial Postmaster.
Colonial Treasurer.
Controller' of Supplies.
Crown Attorney.
Crown Surveyor.
Deputy-Registrar.
Dispenser.
District Officer and M.i ...t.S, St.
Draughltsman-Coimpn.ter, Lands and
Survey Department.
Education Officer.
Electrical Foremaln.
Engine Driver, Power Station.
Foreman Carpenter, Public Works
Department.
Foreman of Works, Public Works
Department.
Forest Ranger.
Forest Supervisor.
Government Printer.

Government Secretary.
Health Inszt'uctor, Relair Health In-
stitute.! .
Health Matron, Belair Health Insti-
tute.
Income Tax Officer.
Inspector of Agricultural Credit Soci-
eties.
Inspector of Schools.
Inspector of Supplies, Controller of
Supplies Department.
Labour Commissioner.
Librarian, Public Library.
Magistrate.
Matron, Colonial Hospital.
Matron, Female Prison.
Mechanic and Linesman, Electricity
Department. ..
Mechanic, Public Works Department.
Medical Officer.
Medical Storekeeper.
Milk Inspector, Sanitary Department.
Nurse-Charge Nurse.
D]istriet Nurse.
Male-Nurse.
Nurse-Nurse i/c Child Welfare Clinic.
Senior Charge Nurse.
Senior Health Nurse.
Senior Staff Nurse.
Staff Nurse, Colonial Hospital.
Staff Nurse, District Hospitals.
Physician, Colonial Hospital.
Principal Clerk.
Printer and Binder:-
Linotype Operator.
*Senior Compositor.
Junior Compositor.
Senior Machine'-Minder.
Junior ..,. ..
Senior Binder.
Binder.
Prison Officer.
Public Assistance and Probation
Officer.
Puisne Judge.
Resident Surgeon, Colonial Hospital.
Sanitary Inspector.
Sanitary Superintendent.
Secretary and Accountant (Senior
Clerk) Controller of Supplies
Department.
Senior Agricnltural Instructor.
Senior Assistant Master, Grammar
School.
Senior Assistant Mistress, Girls' High
School. . ......
Senior Customs and Port Officer.
Senior Dispenserr .
Senior MeIdicel .Officer.
Senior Postmnan.
Stcwal:d .& Chief Dispenser, Colonial
Hospital.

$.2 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER, 1950.-(No. 50). Superintendent, Electricity phone Department. Superintendent of Police. - Superintendent of Prisons. Superintendent of Works. Technician, Bacteriological tory. Technician-in-Charge, Bacte Laboratory. Telephone Foreman. Telephone Linesman. 10th October, 1950. (A. 580/1937). & Tele- Labora- riological No. 493. LEGISLATION. The following documents are pub- lished with this issue of the Gazette:- S.R. & O. No. 86.-The Diplomatic Privileges (United Nations and International Court of Justice) (Amendment) Order, 1950. (A. 46/1948). S.R. & O. No. 87.-The Pensionable Offices Order, 1950. (A. 580/1937). S.R. & O. No. 88.-The Prices Control (Amendment No. 30) Notice, 1950. (T. 20/1949). 10th October, 1950. No. 494. SUPPLEMENT TO GAZIiTTE. Copies of minutes of meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 30th March, 1950, which may also be seen at the Government Office, Kings- town Library, and at all Revenue Offices and District Post Offices, are published with this issue of the Gazette. 10th October, 1950. No. 495. Copies of the minutes of the meeting of the Kingstown Board held on the 23rd May, 1950, may be seen at the Gov- ernment Office, the Kingstown Library and at all Revenue Offices and District Post Offices. 10th October, 1950, No. 496. VACANT POST. SENIOR CLERK (COURT STENOGRA- PHER, ETC.), GOVERNMENT OFFICE, ST. VINCENT. Applications are invited for the post of a Senior Clerk in the Government Office, St. Vincon!, in the salary grade of$1,200 rising by annual increments of
$72 to$1,680 per annum. In addition, a
temporary Cost of Living Bonus is
payable.
2. The duties of this post include the
taking of verbatim notes of cases in the
Supreme Court and proceedings of the
Legislative Council.
3. No quarters are provided.
4. Experience in a Secretariat or other
Government Department is a pre-requi-
site to selection for appointment to the
post; and applications giving full partic-
ulars of qualifications and experience,
with certificates and testimonials, should
be addressed to the Government Secre-
tary, St. Vincent.
5. The closing date for receiving
applications is 6th November, 1950.
5th October, 1950.
(A. 51/1948).

No. 335.
HURRICANE NOTICE.

It is hereby notified for general
information that in the event of a
hurricane threatening or approaching
the Island, the following warning will
be given:-
WARNING THAT A HURRICANE IS
THREATENED.
Day or Night.
Church bells in towns and villages will
ring for one period of three minutes.

HURRICANE APPROACHING THE
ISLAND.
Day or Night.
Church bells in towns and villages will
ring for two periods of three 7finutes
with an interval of 10 minutes.
Note :-ln order to avoid confusion the
time of commencement of ringing
the bells is to be taken from the
Church nearest to the Police Station
in each town or village.
FOR SHIPPING IN KINGSTOWN
HARBOUR.
Day.
A white flag with a black centre will
be flown from the Police Barracks.
Day or Night.
A siren will be blown from the Police
Barracks.
11th July, 1950.
(W. 25/1949).

By Command,
A. V. KING,
Acting Government Secretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
10th October, 1950.

SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER, 1950.-(No. 50). 273

VACANT POSTS.

POST OF SUPERVISOR OF EDUCA-
TION, TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN
ISLANDS.

Applications are invited for the post
of Supervisor of Education, British
Virgin Islands.
2. The post is pensionable, carries a
salary of 400, 450 x 25--500. Quarters
not provided. Non-pensionable cost of
living allowances paid at rates which
would give this officer 168.15 p.a. at a
salary of 100 and 206,5 p.a. at the
maximum of the scale. He will be re-
quired to keep a horse, for which he will
be eligible to draw a travelling allow-
ance, the present rate of which is 30
p.a. The appointment will be on pro-
bation for one year.
3. The principal duties of the Super-
visor of Education are :- (a) to supervise
and inspect all elementary schools, (b)
to advise the school managements on
policy and curricula, (c) to train teachers
and (d) to supervise (in connection with
a local committee) the Road Town
Library and the extension of Library
services throughout the Presidency.
There is only one Government elemen-
tary school (in Road Town, Tortola) the
other schools (in other districts of Tor-
tola and in the out-islands) are managed
by the Anglican and Methodist churoh-
es with financial assistance from Gov-
ernment.
4. Applications should reach the
Commissioner, British Virgin Islands,
not later than 30th November, 1950.
They should show clearly the age,
educational qualifications, experience,
special subjects and interests of candi-
dates and should be accompanied by
copies of testimonials.
26th September, 1950.
(A. 15/1950).

ARY SCHOOL, TORTOLA, BRITISH
VIRGIN ISLANDS.

Applications are invited for the post
of Headmaster of the Virgin Islands
Secondary School, Tortola.
2. The post is pensionable, carries a
salary of 450, 475 x 25-525,
Quarters not provided. Non-pension-
able cost of living allowances paid at
rates which gives this officer 187. 1.0
p.a. at a salary of 450 and 215.12. 6
p.a. at the maximum of the scale. The
appointment will be on probation for
one year.
The Virgin Islands Secondary School
which has 50 to 60 pupils, the majority
girls, is the sole secondary school in the

is to prepare children for the Cambridge
School certificate. There is a hostel for
girls which it is hoped to open in 1951.
The Headmaster will be required not
only to perform normal teaching duties,.
but also to supervise the conduct of the
hostel (which will have a resident ma-
tron) and to perform the administrative
duties arising from his being the head
of the Department of Secondary Educa-
tion. The teaching staff consists of
three Assistants and a Domestic Science
Teacher.
4. Applications should reach the
Commissioner, British Virgin Islands,.
not later than 30th November, 1950.
They should show the age, educational
qualifications, experience, special sub-
jects and interests of candidates, and
should be accompanied by copies of tes-
timonials. Candidates should also state-
whether they are married or single.
26th September, 1950.
(A. 15/1950).

POST OF ENGINEERING DRAUGHTS-
MAN, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT,.
ST. LUCIA.

Applications are invited for the post
of Engineering Draughtsman, Public-
Works Department, St. Lucia, Windward
Islands.
Particulars of the post are as fol-
lows:-
Salary: 51680-$1920 by$96 plus
temporary cost of living
allowance at 10%
Allowances: Travelling and subsis-
tence allowances will be
paid attle currentGovern-
ment rates. In the case of
the latter the rate is $3.60 p:er day of 2-1 hours. The regulations governing subsistence allowances are liable to be changed. Quarters are not provided. Terms of En- On one year's probation. gagement. The appointimentis during- pleasure and is subject to tlh1 Regulations of' His. M.:jes y's Colonial Service and Statutory Rules and' Orders in force, Duties. As assigned by the Colo- nial Engineer. Applications giving full details of qualifications and experience, accom- panied by not less than two recent testimonials as well as two photographs: of the applicnnt should be addressed to His Honour, the Ad(ninistrator, Govern- ment Office, St. Lu>:ia. B.W.I., to reach- him not later 1thcan 31st October, 1950. 274 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER, 1950.-(No. 50). PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING STAiFF, DOMINICA. VACANCY FOR FIELD TECHNICIAN. Applications are invited for the post of Field Technician with the Public Health Engineering Staff, Dominica. 2. The post is non pensionable and carries a salary of$720 x $L20-$1440
with a temporary cost of living allowance
of 15% decreasing to 121% from $960 onwards, Subsistence Allowance at local rates is payable and the successful applicant will be required to serve a probationary period of six months on the successful completion of which he would be asked to sign a contract to 31st December 953. 3. Applicants should possess some knowledge of engineering surveys, ele- mentary building construction, prepara- tion of drawings in connection there- with, malaria control measures, land and house drainage and should be in possess- ion of the Cambridge Senior School Certificate with a credit in mathematics. Experience in control of labour would be an advantage. 4. The commencing salary may be .$864 and the period of probation three
months depending on qualifications.
5. Applications should be accom-
panied by, if possible, a testimonial from
a member of the Public Health Engineer-
ing profession and should be submitted
to the Senior Medical Officer, Dominica,
not later than 15th October 1950.
Government Oflice,
Dominica.
9th September, 1950.
(A. 151150).

DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

FOR SALE.

POULTRY.

It is hereby notified for general in for-
Imntio() that thrce are at present fifteen
(15) p''r,-bred Rhode Island Red Cock-
erels- :or sale at Camnlen Park Experiment
Station.
2. Price per bird $i.50 C.O.1). Camden Park. M. A. G. HANSC.ITELL, Superintieniden /' Agricl'dtire. Department of Agriculture, Kingstown. 30th September, 1950. EDUCATION NOTICE. THE GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL. The Entrance Examination for 1951 will take place on. Saturday, 28th Octo- ber, at 9 a.m. at the School. Will parents' please forward to the School as soon as possible names of candidates together with their age, school and address. R. M. WINDEBANK, Acting Headmistress. 2nd October, 1950. FOR SALE. It is hereby notified for general infor- mation that there will be put up for sale by public auction on 25th October, 1950, at 11 a.m. at Police Headquarters, Kingstown:- One 4-oared Police Gig Boat, 24' 5" long; 6' 3" wide, 2' 3" deep; Carvel built, spruce planking with oak ribs; overhauled 1949. Can be inspected by application at Central Police Station, Kingstown. 2. In the meantime offers are invited for the purchase of the boat. 3. Offers should be addressed to the Superintendent of Police, and should reach him not later than the 17th Octo- ber, 1950. 4. Government does not bind itself to accept any offer. A. L. GENTLE, for ,S'uperintendent of Police. Police Headquarters. Kingstown, St. Vincent. 30th September, 1950. It is hereby not ified for general infor- mation that there will bo put up for sale by public auction on Wiednesday 18th October, 19,0, atl he Police Station, G(orgel on :- 200 dry cocontns. W. I. RANDOLPH, Lifaui.-Colonel, Superi'tldndent rf Police. 1Otli October, 1950. (A. 11,1949). SAINT VINGIENT, TUESDAY, 1'0 OCTOBEER,; .i.-N ); )i TREAMSR WtRIC.' "LAND AND- HQ0SE TAX NOTICE. oeticee is hnrdbe nin t ath nieimnjtone. persons, having becozpe defaiilters inhder the : Land and Houise Tax Ordina .ne" their propertLes Javiyg been lvried upoa will be offered or sale at 12, o'leck .n,oon o. Saturday .g28t OBtbbir, 1950, at the Treasui.y for the recovery 6o 'Taxes due thereon. BERNARD GIBBS, Colonial Treasurer (Acting). TREAUitiRY, ST. VINCENT, 4th October, 1950. Namn. Richardson,, Jaiimes Samuel, Ruth Primus, James Gordon, Georgiaiaa Malcombe, .Lenard Anderson, R. IM. Durham, James Warren, Mabeli Wilson, Livingstbon Jessop, Cyril Cottle, James Edwards, Donavan Robin, Arthur Joseph, Lotty Samuel, Jonathan Whittle, John Hrs. of Hickson, Cyril B. Browne, Edward Liverpool, Christiana; Cupid, Emily C'ottle, James Rbach(e, Ad olphu s Hrs. Ash, Ellera Findla y, Wilhelmina Findlay, Williams Robertson, Erm.est Cyrus, Louisa.. Douglas, David Grant, James Sprott, Neit Patters~o, Ornmond Trumpet, Dorothy Stapleton Walter Hrs. of "Stapleton, :Kennard Ferdinand, Adina Akers Anthony . Provideice, James A. Isaas;, J. John 'Cn dj oe, Jonathan Herbert Evangelin.e DISTRICT III. Lb'cdlity. Clar~e Valley Debois Buccament do. Lowmans Ross Castle Questelles Lowmans Caiihpden Park Buccament Bay Buccament Clare Valley Debois Chauncy Vermont Campden Park Debois Vermont do. do. Retreat of Questelles DISTRICT IV. R Property. 1 acre i House 1 H house 1 House 1 House 1 House 1 House 1 House 2 acres 1 rood 1 House . 1 House Spot 1 House 12 acres I House 1 House 1 House 1 House Spot 1 House, a acre .1 rood 38 poles Mahfautay 8 acres 6 rood i poles Lammies 3 acres 0 roo0 15 poles New Works 4 acres 1 rood 2 poles do. do.. 4 acres utland Vale 2 Roods do. 13.5 poles do. 1 acre 0 rood 32 Spoles 0o. 2 Roods do. 2 acres 0 roods 12 poles SGrove 5 acres 1 rood 14 poles DISTRICT V. Rose Hall do. d(o. Tronmaca do., Rose. Hall Co nIl's Hill Hertliitagig Herbert, Ezekiel 1 1onse Spot 1 House Spot 1 acre 1 rood 1 House t HOuse 5 acres 1 rood 5 :oles 1 House 5 acres 2 roods 6 poles 1 House 2 0 Coull's Hill 2%6 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER, 1950.-(No. 50). "SMALL TOWNS RATES." Notice is hereby given that the undermentioned Houses and Land appearing in the Rate Rolls of the Various Small Towns as in the Ownership or Occupa- tion of the persons named hereunder, have been levied upon by virtue of a Warrant issued under the Small Towns Regulation Ordinance Cap. 211 and will be put up for sale on Saturday 28th October at 12 o'clock noon at the Treasury Kingstown. BERNARD GIBBS, Acting Colonial Treasurer. TREASURY, ST. VINCENT, 2nd October, 1950. Names. Adams, Elfrida Brown, Hrs. Henry Johnson, John (Estate) Lewis, Isaac , Marks, Mary Hrs. Nash, Caroline Hrs. Pompey, Hermine Rogers, Jonas Hrs. Sutherland, Edroy Brown, Brendsley Rodney, Louisa Allen, George Huggins, James Morgan, Bessie Peters, George L. Young. Margaret Ryan, Digby Smith, Dolly Hrs. Situation. Georgetown do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. Cobeaux Town do. do. Caratal do. do. do. do. Cobeaux Town Property. 1 House 1 1 1 1 House Spot 1 House 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 1 ,, 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 ,, LAND AND HOUSE TAX, 1950. The Public are hereby notified that SLand and House Taxes are payable be- All persons liable to pay Land and tween 1st November and 31st December, House Taxes are notified that, to avoid of the current year (1950) at the Trea- payment of fine in addition to the Taxes, sury in Kingstown and at the Branch the amount due for Taxes must be paid Treasuries at Georgetown, Barrouallie, before the close of the month of Decem- Union Island and Bequia. ber, 1950. BERNARD GIBBS, Officers specially detailed will attend Acting Colonial Treasurer. for the receipt of Taxes on the following dates at the several places mentioned :- The Treasury, At Colonarie, a Revenue Officer on St. Vincent. Thursday, the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd 9th October, 1950. and 30th November, 1950, and 7th 14th, 21st and 28th December, 1950. LAND & HOUSE TAX ASSESS- At Bridgetown, a Revenue Officer on MENTS ETC. Tuesday, the 5th, 12th, and 19th December, 1950. The attention of the public is drawn At Mesopotamia, a Revenue Officer on to Sections 12 and 13 of Cap. 194 of the Friday, 24th November, 1950, and Laws of St. Vincent relating to the Land 8th and 22nd December, 1950. and House Tax Ordinance which are At Layou, a Revenue Officer on Mon- day, 13th and Thursday, 16th and 23rd November, 1950, and on Mon- day, 11th and Thursday 21st and 28th December 1950. At Chateauoelair, a Revenue Officer on Friday, 10th and 24th and on Tues- day 14th November, 1950 and on Friday, 8th and 22nd and Tuesday, 12th December, 1950. 9th October, 1950. quoted hereunder : Returns to be made on purchase, sale, etc., of property. 12. (1) Any person who shall:- (a) Become the owner of any land, or house, or both, whether by purchase, gift, deed, rarol, or in any other manner whatsoever; (b) Dispose of any land, or house, or both, whether by sale, gift, deed, parol, or in any other manner whatsoever; shall, SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER, 1950.-(No. 50). 277 within 30 days after he has become the owner or disposer of the same, as afore- said, make a return in writing thereof to the Tax Officer. Such return shall con- tain a true and correct statement of the description, situation, extent and value of the said land, or house, or both, and :.lso, in the case of a house, its annual value for rental. (2) Any person who shall erect, add to, or otherwise substantially increase the T alue of, any house, shall within 30 days thereafter, make a return in writing thereof to the Tax Officer. Such return shall contain a true and correct state- ment of the description, situation and value of the same and also the annual rental value." Tax Officer may call for a return by taxpayer. 13. If for any reason the Tax Officer should consider it advisable or expedient for the purpose of procuring any infor- mation he may deem necessary for any assessment he may, at any time, deliver or cause to be delivered, to the owner, or, in his absence from the Colony, to the person for the time being in charge of any land or house, or both, a notice in writing, calling upon him to deliver to him within 30 days from the receipt thereof, a return containing the particu- lars required by the last preceding sec- tion of this Ordinance." Section 18 of the above Ordinance pre- scribes the penalties for breaches of the Sections quoted above, and reads: Penalty for wilful acts of evasion. "18. If any person fails to attend in obedience to a summons served on him under the provisions of this Ordinance, or attending pursuant to such summons wilfully refuzs to anacser such questions as may be asked of him by a Magistrate, or if any person required to make any re- turn under this Ordinance shall, "-ithout lawful excuse, refuse or neglect to make the return, in order to evade giving an account of any house or land possessed ty him, or w.hereof an account is re- quirnd of him under this Ordinance, or if any person wilfully makes an incorrect return, he shall be liable to a fine not ex- ceeding fifty pounds." BERNARD GIBBS, Acting Colonial Treasurer. 25th September, 1950. SAINT VINCENT. BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE LAND AND HOUSE TAX ORDINANCE, 1922. The Magistrate of the Second District will hold Special Sessions for the pur- pose of hearing objections to and appeals from the assessments made by the Tax Officers of St. George's Parish, District 1; Charlotte Parish, District 2; St. Andrew's Parish, District 3 ; St. Patrick's Parish. District 4; St. David's Parish, District 5 ; and the Grenadines, District 6; as relate to property in the First, Second and Third Magisterial Districts. The Sessions will be held at the following places at 12 o'clock noon :- District 1, at the Police Station at Calliaqua on Tuesday the 31st day of October and at the Court House, Kingstown, on Wednesday the ,5th day of October, 1950. District 2, at the Police Station at Georgetown on Friday the 20th day of October, 1950. District 3, at the Police Station at Layon on Tuesday the 10th day of October and at the Court House, Kingstown, on Wednesday the 25th day of October, 1950. District 4, at the Police Station at Barronallie on Friday the 13th day of October, 1950. District 5, at the Police Station at Chateaubelair on Tuesday the 17th day of October, 1950. District 6, at the Police Station at Port Elizabeth, Bequia, on Wed- nesday the 4th October, 1950. Notice of intention to object to any assessment must be given not less than ten days before the day fixed for the holding of the Session at which the objection is to be heard. S. O. DASENT. Magistrate (Acting). Magistrate's Office, Kingstown, 20th September, 1950. NEW TELEPHONE DIRECTORY, ST. VINCENT. ADVERTISING SPACE. A new Telephone Directory is now being compiled, and businessmen, firms and other persons desirous of retaining their advertisement space, or anyone wanting to insert new advertisements are invited to get into touch with the Superintendent of the Electricity and Telephone Department as soon as possi- ble. Advertisement rates are as follows:- Half Page Full Page -$2.50
- $5.00 278 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER, 1950.-(No. 50). All rates must be paid into the Treas- Vincent Co-operative Arrowroot Asso- ury prior to publication. ciation have been fixed by the Ari'ow- root Board as under:- N. V. ANDALOTO, Superintendent, Electricity & Telephone Department. _. G 24th June, 1950. (P. 23/1948). ARROWROOT BOARD NOTICE. The values of the respective Grades of Arrowroot and the proportions of such values to be advanced by the Saint C. V. BABER ISAACS, Secretary. 7th October, 1950. PRINTED BY TIIE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, KINGSTOWN, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE. ST. VImNCNT. [ Price 12 cts. I ~s~'~Yi;t~Y~Y;~P~C~PI~UIWI2n~ilIIC~ .' 157 -SAINT VINCENT. * STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,; 1950, No. 86. DIPLOMATIC PRIVILEGES (UNITED NATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE) (AMENDMENT) ORDER. (Gazetted 1Oth October, 1950.) 1. Short. title; This Order may be cited-as the -Diplomatic Privileges (United Nations and International Court of Justice) (Amendment) Order, 1950, and shall be read as one with the Diplomatic Privileges (United Nations. and International Court of Justice) Order; 1949, (S. R. & 0. 1949, No._ 26) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Order). 2. Amendment of Section 6. Section 6 'of the principal Order is hereby amended by deleting the words but shall not" in the fourth line to the end of the section. 3. Cancellation of Section 13. Section 13 of the principal Order is hereby cancelled. Made by the Governor.in Council under section 3 of the Diplomatic Privileges Ordinance, 1947, (No. 40 of 1947) this 22nd of August, 1950. S. A. V. KING, .. Clerk of Executive Council. (A 46/1948). Approved by the Legislative .Council this 5th day of October 1950. HENRY H. WILLIAMS, SActing Clerk of Legislative Council. PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PAINTING OFFICE, KINGSTOWN,, ST. VINCENT. [Price 2 cents.,] ':1 950. 'sI55 f @PP^ I No.SS 5 '159 / SAINT VINCENT. STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS, S1950, No. 87. PENSIONABLE OFFICES ORDER.. -.(Gazetted 10thOctober, 1950). 1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Pensionable Offices Order, 1950. 2. Declaration. The Offices mentioned in the Schedule to this Order are hereby declared to be pensionable offices within the meaning of section 2 (1) (b) of the Pensions Ordinance, (No. 16 of 1948). SCHEDULE. Assistant Government Secretary Agricultural Officer SInspector of -Agricultural Credit Societies Forest Supervisor Public Assistance and Probation Officer Deputy-Registrar Assistant Draughtsman, L~ids and Survey Department - Physician, Colonial' Hospital Technician-in-Charge,tBacteriological Laboratory -, Technician, Bacteriological Laboratory Health Matron, Belair Health Institute HealthTnstructor, Belair Health Institute Milk Inspector, Sanitary Department . Senior Charge Nurse Senior Customs and Port Officer Chief Prison Officer Prison Officer, , Librarian, Public Library Assistant Librarian, Public Library. Made by the Governor in Council under section 2(1) (b) of the Pensions. Ordinance, 1948, (No. 16 of 1948) this 21st day of July 1950. A. V. KING, Clerk of Executive 'Council. (A 580/1937) .,;- S PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT. r Si1950. ,. . St-pp1-I ^ - ;- Ir i  i-I i EAINT VINCIMT. ... ST--ATTOTiY RULES. ND ORDERS, 1.950, No. 88. PRICES CONTROL (AMENDMENT NO. Z0) NOTICE (Gazetted. 10th October, 1950)'" . 1. Short'title. This Notice- may be. cited as the Prlces,"Control (Amendment No.S30) Notice.- 2. Amendment. The prices set out hereunder are the Maximum prices for which the articles enumerated, may be sold'in the: Colony and- the First- Schedule Part A to the Prices Control Order 1947 (S.R .& O. No. 25) is. hereby .amended by deletibrg all the words, figures-and symbols occurring in: the columns. .- . opposite the articles :" Beef Corned-Australian. "Swift" Plate Brand,". "Beef Corned with Cereal-Osbro Brand & Ranch Brand,"-Onions-Madeira & Dutch," "- F.r. PTtor--Dutclh,". "Tea-Red Rose," "Fish Dried-Salted -Saithe, U.K.," . " Herrings-Smoked, U.K.," and substituting therefor the following : FIRST -SCHEJDULE-PART B. Article. Beef: 3orne,'-Austia-. Sian '"Swi"' PI .-"- --f Corne;i W i th '- real .-.:" Osbro Brand"" ';: B.n.." B.. 0 nio.s- Madeihra 'an d D. i 'tch . Potaf:toes- Dutch . Tea--Redl Ros-- Ir 2 oz. pkts. ;4 S ,, 8 ,, ... Fish Dried- S.ltei-I Saithe U.K.... H'- errings- Smoked, U.K. . 5Wv54 -.- : Maximum Wholesale Price.$22.81 per case of 48-12
oz. tinf'

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$13.18 per case. of 48-12. Soz. tinls , 12c. pr lb. in lots of. 20 lbs. or miore 9c.'per lb. in lots of 50 lbs,'or more ,$1.28 per lb. .

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75c. per pkt.

38c, per lb.

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Area "A" means the town of Kingstown and within one mile thereof.
Area B" means all other places throughout the Colony other than those.
mentioned in. Areas "A" and ,C /
Area "C" means all the villages of Overland, Sady Bay, Owia, Faney
Windsor Forest and the St. Vi-nent Grenadines.

Made by the Campetent Authority under se*tteo 3 of the Prieem,Centrel
Order 1947 (S.R. & 0. No. 25) this 7th'day of October, 1950.
A. V. SPRO'IT,
Controller of Supplies.
(T 20/1949).

POINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
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1950.

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MINUTES OF MEETING OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE COUNCIL
CHAMBER O'N THURSDAY 3CTH MARCH, 1950, AT 10 A.1I. '[ '

PREEENT *.
His Honour W.-F. COUTTS, M.B.E., Admninistrator, President, .'
The Honourable D. K. MCINTYRE, Acting Crown Attorney, -
V. D. ARCHER, Colonial Treasurer, .
O..D. BRISBANE, Nominated Member,
E. A. C. HUGHES, Nominated Member,
G. A. MCINTOSH, Member for Kingstown,
"- E. DUNCAN, Member for North Windward,
E. A. JOACHIM, Member for Leeward,
S. G. DEFREITAS, Member for the Grenadines,
S. F. BONADIE, Member for South Windward.

1. PRAYERS.
The meeting was opened with prayer.

2. CONFIRMkAIOO OF MINUTES.
(a) Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on the 24th June, 1949, were
taken as read and were confirmed.
(b) The minutes of the meeting of the.Council held on the 11th August;-1949,
were confirmed after having been amended as follows -
On page 21 reversal of the words for and against" appearing above the
first group of names indicating the result of the vote.
On page 14: the wprds by a majority vote substituted for the word
"eventually in the. eighth line of the minutes ppear ing under the heading In.
Committee".
Page 17 : In the penultimate paragraph the brackets appesarng in the third
and fourth lines viere removed, the .... there w;ill- be abuse and a period were
inserted after the word retained "; and the word Colbny appearing in the
eighth line of the raid paragraph was amended to Colonies "

3. ANNOUNCE2.';EN2IS.
President : Hon. Members of Council, as you klnow it is usually my practice
to comment at this stage on certain matters which may have taken place during
recent months.
This is the first meeting of this Council for 1S50 oand you vwil remnirbsr tha.t
we closed the year with perhaps an ugly foreboding that 1.950 would present
considerable difficulties. I think I am able to say that so far it seems to me in the
financial world we are proceeding fairly well. There has been a very .. -
increased desire on the parts of Heads of Departnmeits particularly to exam-ine
their votes with a much more critical eye than they did before and they are not -o
prone to ask for extra expenditure unless it is absolutely necessary.
I have just recently returned from a conference which was called a
Revaluation Conference, but which in fact turned out to be a gena.al discussion on
the economic problems which affect the Caribbean Area as a whole. I -do. not
Propose at this stage to go into the various matters which were discussed, but I
shall report tomorrow morning to 'Executive Council and also to Finance

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Committee when we meet next week; but there is one point I would like to make
that is, that the troubles which have fallen on St. Vincent are not peculiar to us;
they are troubles which are being felt throughout the length and breadth of the
Caribbean and there are Colonies of larger status than ourselves who are finding
mci e difficulties thin have been presented to us.
The Conference have made certain findings which will assist, and we will in
due course decide what we shall do. about them.'
This morning I am going to ask you to take through all their stages three bills
which are on the Order Paper :
(a) The Public Property Insurance (Amendment) Bill- The reason for that
is that there is an amendment being made to the Ordinance to the effect that if
any property becomes decayed, moneys should be withdrawn from the fund to
make good that decay in riny particular building. This has particular reference
to the hospital. At the moment I have authorizeSt that alterations be made to the
hospital by the rehabilitation cf Eenlinck Lodge, to provide office accommodation
for the Mc-dical OfTceer, District I, out-patients departments, dispensary, and
stores. This will release a considerable amount of room in the hospital proper
and eventually we should be able to increase our bed accommodation from
somewhere in the region of 100 to 140 by this method. I hope therefore the
IHonourable Members will be disposed to give this bill its full consideration for'
these reasons.
(b) The Public Library Bill: The reason why I am- anxious that this bill
should go through at ihe earliest possible date is that we have come to an impasse.
The old library v:as looked after by the Kingstown Board,,but responsibility has
now been assumed by the Central Government. Until we can have the Committee
for which there ih; provision in the Bill actually appointed, it is not possible to go
on vit.h the adc inistrative matters in order to put the library on a sound footing.
Considerable progress has been made with 'the rural libraries. During a
discussion with the various Town Boards and Councils last year I came to the
conclusion that the libraries were poor and were not being properly run anid
properly supported. I therefore asked Mr. Huggins of the Social Welfare
Department, as it then was, to investigate _the position and try and'put these
librafries on a proper basis This he-has done; and he has made very useful
suggestionss and, if they are carried out in conjunction with the main library in
Kingstown, I think there will be considerable improvement in the rural libraries
in the near future.
(c) The Aerodromnes (Protection) Bill : The reason for this particular bill is
that we are now proposing to turn from land-based aircraft to sea-based aircraft
and as all preparations have been made for them to land at Young's Island reach,
it is necessary to make sure that the base is kept clear when the planes are ready
to land and take off, to see that the.landing is properly protected. I hope
Honourable Members will give this bill their consideration.
This raises new a thorny and sempiternal problem of the Sealand service. I
regret to say, Honourable Members, that the latest stage regarding the Sealand
service is far from satisfactory. They apparently have been experiencing
ccns'dcrable difficulty, not only with the plane itself and the statutory
mocifieation.s, but also with the engines. In the circumstances, therefore, we
cannot expect the Sealand to operate in the very near future. I took the
opportunity when in Barbados to discuss this matter with the Administrator of
Dominica. And he agreed that the matter should not be allowed to continue in
this state any longer. We Are putting up proposition that the Grumman Goose
service- should be extended to' Dominica and should run once weekly instead of

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fortnightly. We are aware that it is going to be somewhat expensive; but
Honourable Members will remember however that the Secretary of State has
agreed to a certain amount of money being set aside for a subsidy for the Sealand.
service, and we are going to ask him -for the moment to subsidize B.G. Airways.
I realize w9hat a public,sore this question of communications is, and I can assure
you that-the Administrator of Dominica, myself and His Excellency the Governor
are deeply concerned, and .we will do everything we can to. make these
communications better as soon as possible.
The fext point, is the Organization and 'Method Surver to which I made
reference in my Budget Speech. That matter has been referred to the Secretary
of State and I, gather that other Colonies have held the proposal' as an excellent
one and said that they wish to-have an organization and method survey as well,
_How6ver, despite the danger of having our needs submerged into regional needs, I
hope we will be able to get this survey carried out within the next few months.'
The Geological Survey : Major Sutton was asked to come here with a geiger
.counter to find out if there.were any radio-active minerals in the island. ,It is
unfortunate that his report now discloses, that there are no commercial minerals
of any economic value and little likelihood of striking oil. Whereas we were
possibly at a hopeful moment gambolling in the hedgerows, we are now back on
the hard and dusty road and. must proceed with endeavour. This road is the
agricultural development of the island, which is the whole basis of our economy.
Professor Hardy has sent me a report'on fertilizers. It is very technical but
there are a good number of sound points in it. He has little doubt that if proper
attention is paid to the question of fertilizers the accustomed production from
existing acreage in St. Vincent could be doubled; and that, I think, is=an object to
which we should strive. I have asked the Superintendent of Agriculture to make
a precis of the main points of this report, have it pointed in pamphlet form and'
give it as wide distribution -as possible. A good deal of the question of using
fertilizers depends on experiments which still.have to be carried out.
The next point I want to refei" to is the aerial survey of-St. Vincent. For'some
time it has been fairly clear that road development and much other necessary
development of the Colony is dependent on having good maps. The best way of
producing these maps is by aerial survey and the Secretary of State has arranged
for this Work to be started. The plane to carry this out is already in St. .Lucia,
and judging from certain noises we are hearing overhead, I suspect it has already
started working. After the survey, has been completed, it will improve the
possibilities of our own development, particularly the extension of the Leeward
highway Trom Walliabou northwards. The present alignment is uneconomic and
it would be inadvisable- to spend a lot of money improving the alignment. Aerial
-survey will disclose whether there are any better alignments which could be used.
Particularly for the Honourable Member for Leeward's information, and also
that of other members I want to mention the recent development in the black fish
Industry. I asked the Superintendent of Agriculture, who is now in England on
.furlough to discuss this matter with Dr. -Hickling, and the Colonial Oifice-
pecommended that a certain Mr. Rack who has spent all his life in extraction of
oil and worked for Messrs. Isinglass Ltd. should come to St. Vincent and lay down
This plant for us. As far as I know Dr. Hickling has all the necessary equipment
and/-he has suggested that Mr. Rack should come and stay.long enough to put this
equipment down and get. it into good working order. I trust that when this
.matter comes up for discussion Council, sitting in Finance Committee, will give. -
this matter their most urgent consideration,

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4. NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
Honourable Member for Kingstown : Your Honour and Honourable Members
of Council, -I give notice that I propose to ask the fQllowing questions at a
subsequent meeting of Council':-
1. Will Government make provision for lectures on agiictlture to'be delivered
to pupils of primary schools throughout the Colony by officers on the staff
of the. Agricultural .Department?
2. Will .Government consider the amendment of the Rent Restriction
SOrdinance so as to give the Rent Restriction- Board power to deal with all
rentals, of property whether for-business or dwelling purposes?
3. Government having given to Leslin Clarke of-Richmond Hill a house as
compensation for the desth of her son who was killed by. an electric wire
0(this house was given to her however only for her lifetime and not
outright), will Government take steps to have this house kept in proper
repair both: in the interest of the woman and also in Government's interest
to whorn this house must revert on the death of this woman?
4. Alternatively to my, last question will Government consider making this
house an outright gift to Leslin Clarke? .
5. in view of -the fact that nearly all the fish brought for sale in the
SKingstown market are being sold in the Black Market and it is stated that
this is openly done in the view of the local authority, will Government take
steps to remedy this situation?'
6. In view of the fact that complaints are made concerning the method by
which persons are made to queue up in the Iingstown Market for- fish and
the..majority of poor people stand in line and remain there until all-the.
fish is sold otherwise, will .Government ay- some attention to this matter
through the Control Department so as to enable the poorer classes to
Obtain fish, and also;to be able to buy at Control prices?
7. Will Government please give attention to the road to Montrose along the
North River bank upwards to Liberty Lodge, and also seesto the installation
of lights along thiis route? "
8. There being two holes at the Court House gate where water collects,
presenting a very undesirable condition during .the rainy season, will
SGovernment consider asphalting the path from the'gate to the steps-so as
to make a better approach to this Council Chamber?
9. Can I be informed as to how soon Governnent intends to pay attention to
the remaining portion of the Richmond Hill Land Settlement Village so as
to be enabled to inform the villagers who are very dissatisfied over the
continued long neglect of their interests there.
10. Due to the fact that there is a great deal. of discouragement to the'
other persons employed, in Government departments, the Government
Cotton Ginnery and the Arrowro6t Association, will Government openly
declare its policy concerning Trades Unionism in St.-Vincent?
11. Will Government please state how long is it intended to continue
contributing 100 a year for music without any result?

Honourable- E.'A. C. Hughes : our Honour, and Honourable Members I give
notice that I shall ask the following questions at a subsequent meeting of Council :
1. Will Government please state whether one of the.main reasons for the
existence of the Camden Park-experiment. station is the improvement of
livestock in the Colony?

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-2. If the answer is in the affirmative, will Government please state why
persons seeking the services of stud animals at the station are faced with
so niany restrictions-and difficulties?
3. In view of the high cost of imported animal feeds, will Government please
state whether the Agricultural Department has prepared formulae for the
preparation of relatively inexpensive animal feeds made largely from local
produce?
4. If the answer is in the affirmative, will Government please see that these
formulae are made available to the general public? !.
5. In view of the lack of pavilion accommodation at the Island's playing
fields, will Government please state whether consideration has been given
to the possibility of combining the proposed Peace Memorial Hall with a
pavilion at" the new Grammar School playing field?
6. Will Government state for the information of this Council what is-the
present position.with regard to the Kingstown Market?
7. Will Government please state when -the new water service is expected to
become a truly regional service instead of a Kingstown and district water
service as at present?

Honourable Member for South Windward: Your Honour and Honourable
Members -I give notice that I shall ask the following question at a subsequent
meeting of Council:-
Will Government please state how soon the next general elections to the
Legislative Council will be held?.

Honourable' Member for Leeward : Your Honour and Honourable Members I
give notice that I shall ask the following questions, at a subsequent meeting of
Council :
1. Will Government please say"how soon it is intended to start work on the
new school at Barrouallie?
2. Will Government please take immediate steps to improve the portion of
the Leeward Highway from Layou to Buff River? .
3. Will Government please take early steps to provide house spots for' 14
persons who have been given notice to quit the lands they now occupy on
Rutland Vale Estate?
4.' In view of the fact that the fishermen of Barrouallie are quite often out at
nights; and in view also of the fact that they find it very difficult to find
their way home, will Government please consider the possibility of placing
a light on Maroon Rock to-remedy this situation?
5. Will Government please place before this House the report of the inquiry
made into- the case of 'Miss Harry, the late District Post Mistress of
Troumaca? .
6. Will Government state if there is any truth in the rumour that at the
Troumaca Post Office at present delivery of letters and sale of.stamps are
Only made early in the morning and late in the evening?

5. NOTICE OF MOTION.
Honourable Member for Iingstown : Your Honour and Honourable Members
I seek your permission under Section No. 11 of the Standing Rules and Orders to
move-the following motion at a subsequent meeting of Council :-
"In view of the fact that the system of delivery of letters at district post
offices is such as to cause wrong deliveries to be made, and

"In view of the fact that wrong deliveries are made and no blame can be
attached to the postmasters or postmistresses in charge,- and also that despite this
fact Miss Harry who,was in charge of the Post Office" at Troumaca has been
dismissed, as a result of-a wrong delivery made :
"Be it Resolved that this Council give consideration to the matter with a view
of dispensing justice to the individual who has been wronged and also to make
recommendations concerning the system so as to prevent further-injustice from
being done."

6. PAPERS LAID.
Council Paper No. 1 of 1950-Minutes of the'meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 6th September, 1949.
Council Paper No. 2 of 1950-Minutes of the-meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 20th September, 1949.
Council Paper No. 3 of 1950-Report on the Medical and Sanitary Department for
the year 1948.
Council Paper No. 4 of 1950-Annual Report. on the Treasury etc. Department,
S1948.
Council Paper No. 5 of 1950-Minutes of the Meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 11th October, 1949.
SCouncil Paper No. 6 of 1950-Minutes of-the meeting of Finance Committee held
,on the 25th October-, 1949.
Council Paper 'No. 7 of 1950-Minutes of the meeting of Finance Com'mittee held
on the 1st November, 1949.
Council Paper No. .8 of 1950-Minutes of the meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 15th November, 1949. 1
Council Paper No. 9 of 1950-Annual Report on the Public. Works Department,
1948.
Council Paper No. 10 of 1950-Report of the Director General of Colonial Audit on
the Accounts of St. Vincent for the year ended 31st December, 1946.
Council Paper No. 11 o? 1950-Report of the Director General of Colbnial Audit on
the Accounts of St. Vincent for the year ended 31st December, 1947.
Council Paper No. 12 of 1950-Report of the Principal Auditor, Windward Islands,
on the Accounts-of the Colony for the year 1947.

QUESTIONS AND REPLIES.
Honourable Member for Kingstown : Your Honour and Honourable Members
of Council, I beg leave to ask the following questions standing in my name :-
from the Primary Schools to the Secondary Schools-at least two for the
Grammar School and two for the Girls' High School?
A. In-addition to the four scholarships awarded annually from the Primary to
the Secondary Schools, eight special scholarships were awarded to scholars
from the Glen Community School in 1946. Of these two have been
forfeited, and the remaining six will continue to December, 1950, if the
school reports of the scholars are satisfactory. Having regard to the
financial position of the Colony additional scholarships cannot be granted
at the moment, but the matter will be reconsidered on the expiration of
the scholarships awarded to the Glen scholars.

SQ. 2. Will Government please consider the idea of constructing a certain number
of houses at Montrose, to be constructed of "Landcrete blocks, in order
to relieve the present difficulty experienced by the working people to
obtain living rooms for hire?
A. It was hoped that the housing situation in.and around Kingstown would
Shave been relieved by a Slum Clearance Scheme in the neighbourhood of
Paul's Lot, but so far this has not materialised. The situation is being
-re-examined in the light of a suggestion for a restricted scheme put up by
the Central Housing and Planning Authority.
Q. 3. How soon does Goernment intend to take steps to provide for a more
equitable system of land tax than is being operated-at present? -
A. The attention' of the Honourable Member is invited to the replies given to
the Honourable Member to similar questions at meetings of Council on the
4th May, 1948, and on the 18th January, 1949. The -position is unchanged.
Q. 4. Owing to the difficulty at present experienced by the working people to
obtain food, will Government -please legislate for the compulsory planting
of food crops by land owners in the Colony as has been done in other
Colonies?
A. Government is not aware of any shortage of local food crops, since ground
provisions of all kinds, small stock and poultry are regularly exported
-from the Colony in comparatively large quantities. The local Supplies
Control Department and the Agricultural Department keep a careful watch
on the supply and demand position, and export licences are only granted
on condition that a portion of the shipments is retained for sale locally.
It would appear that legislation for the compulsory planting of food
crops is desirable in places, e.g. Barbados, where-insufficient food is
produced for the needs of the local population, and in these cases the
Government guarantees to purchase-all surpluses at a minimum price. The
absence of these factors iii St. Vincent in addition to the supply position as
stated before, suggests that the necessity for the proposed legislation does
not arise.
Q. 5. Will Government please take steps to amend the Minimum Wage
Ordinance so that the workers in industry may have -the same minimum
wage as is being paid to Government labourers?
A. It is-proposed to increase the wage-rates for workers engaged in the
agricultural industry from 64 cents and 48 cents per day to a man and a
woman respectively, to 72 cents and 54 cents, with effect faom 4th April,
1950. The question of the wages of labourers in other industries has been
referred to the Labour Advisory Committee.
Q. 6. (a) Will Government please say if in the collection of duty on Rum it is
classed as a necessity or a luxury?
A. The legislation governing the imposition of local duty on Rum contains no
reference to this point.
Q. 6. (b) Will Government please say, in either case; what is going to be done to
place the price of Rum within the means-of the working people?
SA. That the price of Rum is not within the means of the working people is not
apparent to Government as its sale extends throughout the Colony.
Consideration was recently given to the question of reduction of the
proofage -of locally retailed Rum in the hope that this would effect a
reduction in price to the consumer. Government has however been
advised that a lower proofage will not meet with popular approval.

i 7. Will Government please state if it is intended to reduce-the Excise Duty
on Rum -as was intended' to be done when the drinking of bay rum is
stopped?
A. Government has decided that the question of the reduction of the excise
duty on Rum should be considered with the 1951 Budget.
Q. 8. Will Government please say if the sales price of rum is being controlled,
and on what basis is the control fixed?
A. The Honourable Member's attention is drawn to the following reply given
to a similar question asked by the Honourable Nominated M~ember, Mr. E.
A. C. Hughes at a meeting of this Council held on the 4th May, 1948 :-
"The price of local Rum is fixed by the Governor in Council after the
_Prices Control goard has examined the application received from the
producers for an increase in the price, which must be substantiated
by detailed statements showing comparative figures of current and
past manufacturing cost together with'the reasons for the increase
proposed." /----
Q. 9. Will Government please furnish for the information of this House the cost
of production of a gallon of Rum, the percentages of profits allowed on the
A. The cost of production of one gallon of Proof Rum is believed to be 71.6
cents. At the present scheduled wholesale price of \$8.02 per gallon of 40%
Soverproof duty-paid Rum, the wholesaler makes a profit of 18%; and at the
scheduled.retail price of 48 cents per pint of 20% underproof duty-paid
White Rum, the retailer makes roughly 25%. profit. The selling price of
Coloured Rum is not controlled.
Q. 10. Will Govern'ment please account for the shortage of sugar that recently
occurred in this Colony?
A. The estimated production of sugar for the 1949 crop was 2600 tons. On
the i.'ais of this-estimate Mt. Bentinck Estates Ltd. were granted
permission to manufacture 400 tons of Straw Crystals, and to export 250
tons of Dark Crystals. The estimated quantity required for local
consumption was 1600 tons of Dark Crystals and 400 tons of Straw Crystals.
Unfortunately production fell short of the estimate by about 600 tons,
hence the shortage.
Q. 11. Is Government aware of the fact that great difficulty is experienced by the
working people of this Colony to obtain work,'and does government have
S any plan to relieve the difficulty and to allay the dissatisfaction that is
-being experienced on this account?
A, ,Government is aware that during certain periods of the-year some
difficulty in obtaining employment is experienced, especially by
agricultural workers, and efforts have been, and will continue to be made
tbo'secure employment abroad for surplus labour.
In addition, it is hoped that work to be.undertaken under Colonial'
Development and Welfare Schemes and the programme of road
maintenance and reconstruction drawn up by the Road Authority will go
a long way, towards relieving the unemployment position.

Honourable Member for North Windward: Your Honour and Honourable
IMepiib6rs of Council, I beg leave to ask the following question standing in my
name:-
wVll overinment, lease make a statement to this House as to whether or

not the-erecting of a new Hospital at the Montrose Stony Ground has
been, or is to- be, abandoned?
If erection of a new Hospital at Montrose is not to take place, will
-Government please state whether the Stony Ground area will be sold
out in building lots?
A. There are no immediate prospects of Government building a new hospital
on the "Stony Ground" area as no funds are available to finance its
construction. The cost would be about 200,000. In the meantime, the
question of effecting necessary -improvements to the present Colonial
Hospital is under active consideration. Until this matter is fully explored
there is no intention of releasing. the Stony Ground" area for building
purposes.

Honouiable Member for South Windward: Your Hdoour and Honourable
Members of Council, I beg leave to ask the following question standing in my
name:- *
Will Government please make a statement as to why H.M.S. Devonshire,
was in the proximity of St. Vincent on the 27th and 28th February, 1950?
A. As the first duty of Government is the maintenance of law and order, and
as there appeared to be a possibility that it light have been beyond the
power of Government to preserve such law and order over the Carnival
Season it was arranged that H.M.S. "Devonshire" should stand by in

: BILLS.
Boy SCOUTS (PROTECTION) BILL.
Honourable Acting Cro:'n Attorney-: I beg to move that the Bill for an
Ordinance to further and protect the activities and interests of the Boy Scouts
Association in the Colony be introduced and read a first time.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg. to-second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

POLICE (AMENDMENT) BILL.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that the Bill for an
Ordinance shortly entitled the Police. (Amendment) Ordinance, 1950, be
introduced and read a first time.
The objects and reasons of this Bill are-
(a) to make it an offence to wear, without the permission of the
Superintendent of Police any dress having the appearance or bearing the
distinctive marks of the Police uniform, except in the course of a stage play,
music hall or circus performance;
(b) to impose a penalty on persons causing disaffection among members
of the Police Force;
(c) to provide medical and surgical treatment at the public expeitse for
members of the Police Force who receive injuries in the course of their
duties.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

MAINTENANCE (AMENDMENT) BILL.
Honourable.,Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave .to move that a Bill for an
Ordinance shortly entitled the Maintenance (Amendment) Ordinairce, 1950, be
introduced and read a first time.
The object of this Bill is to amend the Maintenance. Ordinance, 1949.
A proviso is added to subsection (3) of section 9- to prevent paternity orders
being made before the birth of a child as recommended by the Secretary of State
in.his Savingram No. 225, of the 30th April, 1949.
A Schedule of Forms to be used in the cases to which they refer, has been
added to the Ordinance and.a consequential amendment made to section 33 as
recommended by the Chief Justice of the Windward.Islands and Leeward Islands
in his minute No. 11 of 1949 of the 30th May, 1949.
Opportunity has been taken to amend a typographical error.
f onourable Treasurer :- I beg to second the'motion.
Question put and agreed to.

ERITISH NATIONALITY ACT (OFFENCES PENALTIES AND FEES) BILL.
-Honourable Acting Crown Attorney I begleave to move that a Bill shortly
entitled the British Nationality Act (Offences, Penalties and Fees) Ordinance,
1050, be read a first time.
.The objects.-of this Bill are- .
"(a) to create offences and penalties enforceable in this Colony similar
to those in the .U.K. under section 28 of the British Nationality Act, 1948,
which applies only to offences committed in the U.K.
(b) to confer on the Governor in Council similar powers as are vested
in the Secretary of State to make regulations with regard to the imposition
of fees under the aforesaid Act.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second-the motion.
Question.putVnd agreed to.

PUBLIC LIBRARY BILL.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg to move that a Bill for an
Ordinance shortly entitled the Public Library Ordinance, 1950, be introduced and
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed' to.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney: 1. bc to move the suspension of the
Standing Rules and Orders of-this Counfcil to permit this Bill to be taken through
all its-stages at this meeting of Council.
Honourable, Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Honourable Member for South Windward : Your Honour, I am going to
oppose the suspension of the Standing Rules.

I am at present a member and Chairman of the Kingstown. Board and it is
my intention very zealously-to safeguard their prestige' and integrity. I find that .
this Bill has not even been referred.to' that, body before it has been brought to
\this Council, -and there/are .certain clauses in -this bill with regard to the
maintenance of fhe property which involve.expenditure by the Kingstown Board.
I do not see how that can be done, and I am going to oppose the suspension until
this bill has been properly referred to the Board. I do not like these tactics, and
I am going to ask that when it is properly discussed the Council put it through.
President:, A motion and a counter-motion are-before the House; does
. anyone second the counter-motion?
HQnourable E. A. C.Hughes : I second-it for purposes of discussion.
Honourable Member for Kingstown : Your Honour and Honourable Members,
the Kingstown Board had three representatives~on the Library Committee; the
Chairman of the Kingst6wn Board is ex officioo Chairman of the Library
Committee. 'The Library Committee in the interest of education in St. Vincent
have been very -dissatisfied with the running of the free public library and the
British Council has been endeavouring for a very long time to- assist St: Vincent
Sin building up libraries, not only in Kingstown, but throughout the-Colony. The
Kingstown Board is well aware of all that is taking place,-and I think the members
of the Board should acquaint themselves aid find-out what is being done and not'
wait Until something is done and then-try-to oppose it merely on the ground of
standing on their dignity.-- -
The taking over of the library has been long overdue. The British Council
has been very anxious about What has been done and is being done, and I think it
is for all of us to have the interestof the young people who are coming up at heart.
S I have-been Chairman of the Library Committee and Chairman of the
Kingstown Board during the. time when this- matter was -introduced,' and I feel
that the Bbard itself has perfect knowledge of all that is taking place. I feel it is
their wish and desire to have it done. It is a surprise to me to hear the
Honourable Member say that.he wouldfike it- to be detained.
Hondurable E. A. C. Hughes: I want it to be made quite clear that I certainly do'
not oppose progress, and the re-organisation of the library is a means of progress;
but- the Kingstown Board has -a grievance, if in fact (and we must apcept the
statement of the Chairman) this Library Bill is proposed to be'-taken through all
its stages without the courtesy'of-the Bill being sent to the Boardfor its discussion.
It may be that eventually when it is discussed by the Board it will be approved
entirely. I am not going into the merits of the Bill now., If what the Chairman
of the Kingstown Board has stated is correct : that the.matter has not been laid
Before the Board as such-whether individual.-members have heard about it or
read it in the Gazette-if it has not been referred to the Board as such, it is a
matter that should be remedied. I do not think the delay entailed would affect
the Colony's educational progress.
President : I have here a copy-of a letter fom-the Government Secretary to
the Chairman of the Kingstown Boai'd dated 16th August, 1949.
S"I am 'directed by the Admlinistratpi to refer to proposals for the re-
organisation and expansion of Library services in the Colony and for the transfer
of control of the Kingstown Library from the Kingstown Board to the Government,
and to forward for the views df your Board the attached dpy of a draft Bill for an,
Ordinance to give effect to these proposals,

S2.- His Honour will be glad to have as early a reply as practicable. -

.I am,
S- Sir,.

(Signed) BERNARD GIBBS.
.Government Secretary.
The Hon. G. A. McIntosh,
The Chairman,
Iingstown Town Board,
KI'NGSTOWN-" '

Honourable E. A. C. Hughles : In. view of this I beg to withdraw my seconding '
of the counter motion.
{he Kingstown Board? Perhaps the lette-r has not reached. The old Chairman
does not know, the present Chairman does not know, and it was never placed
before the Board.-
S'Honourable Member for Kingstown %: I think you.should check up the files
of the Board and see if a reply is there, .
SHonourable Member for Kingstown.: With Your Honour's permission, a lot
of discussion has taken place in the Board abort it, even the transfer of .the
property,-even the"cdntribution -by-the Board:
SPresident :. The answer to your question i~ that f cannot find on thts file any
reply to the letter.which I read out~rAm I correct that the Honourable Mr. Hughes-,
has withdrawn from seconding the counter-motibn?
Honourable E. A. C. Huighes : ..I withdrew on the. assumption that that letter
was received. If he can show that it was not received I will have to ask that my
withdrawal be withdrawn.- .
F esiderli : We now have 'a motion and a couiiter-motion; is there any
further debate' on 'his?-
The motion is thiat'the Standing Rules be suspended; the counter-motion is
that the Standing Rules should'not,--e .suspended. Those in favour of not
sisperiding the. Standing. Rles and, drdeirs please signify. -

For -Against
Hon'ble Member for South Windwaird '. Hon'blo Member for the Grenadines
-Hon'ble E. A. C. Hughes -. Hon'ble Member for'L'eeward
S. .-on'ble Member for North Windward
." .. .. i HIon'ble Member for Kingstown
S .Hon'ble O. D. Brisbane
Those.in favour of the motion that. the. Standing Rules and Orders. be suspended
in order to allow this Bill to be take through all its stages at this meeting, please
signify.

S The motion was carried. by a majQrity of eight to two, the division being as
. follows :-
SAgainsf For
Hon'ble Member for the Grenadines Hon'ble Member for South Windward
Hon'ble Member for Leeward Hon'ble E. A. C, Hughes
Hon'ble Member for North Windward
Hon'ble Member for Kingstown
Hon'ble O. D. Brisbane

Honourable-Member for South Windward : I' hereby give formal notice that
I intend to protest against the passage of this Ordinance in this manner today.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : Ibeg leave to move that the Bill for an
Ordinance shortly entitled the Public Library Ordinance, 1950, be read a second
time. '
Honourable- Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to by majority vote of eight to two, the Honourdble
Member for South Windward and the Honourable E. A. C. Hughes Voting against
the motion.
Bill read a second time. '
'Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that this Council
resolve itself into a Conmi'ittee of the whole House to consider the Bill clause by
clause.-
'Honourable Treas'urer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and. agreed toby a majority vote the Honourable Member for
South Windward and the Hon. E. A. C. Hughes voting-against the motion.

In Committee.
Clause-2-Interpretation.
(Honourable Member for South Windward leaves.)
Question put and agreed to by a majority vote, Honourable -E.A. C. Hughes
voting against'the motion;
Question' put and agreed to by a. majority vote, Honourable E. A. C. Hughes
voting against the motion.
Clause 4-Maintenannce of Library Services ini Free Public Library & elsewhere.
Q. uestion'put and agreed to by a majority vote, Honourable E. A..C. Hughes
S voting against the motion.
Clause 5-Appointment of Librarian Officers and Servants.
Question put and agreed to by a majority vote, Honourable E. A. C. Hughes
voting against the motion.
Clause 6-Library Committee .
In subsection (8) line 2 the.word "-attended" was substituted for the word
"-attend".
Question that Clause 6 as amended stand part of the Bill put and agreed to by,
Sa majority vote, Honourable E. A.'C. Hughes votiiig against the motion.
7" '' '

Section 7-Meetings of Committee & Procedure threat.
-Honourable Member for North Windward: Should provision be made in
subsection 1 for a minimum number of meetings-say 8 a year,, or at least one
meeting a quarter?
Honourable O. D. Bilsbane: I agree with the suggestion made by the
Honourable Member for North Windward that the minimum should be at least
one meeting a quarter.
President: The suggestion is that Clause 7, subsection (1) should be
amended to make statutory provision for at-least one meeting a quarter. Is that
agreed?
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney: It would be a little more elastic if a
meeting is held once in every three months; the proviso would read "provided
that at least one meeting be held in every three calendar months."
Section 7 as amended agreed to by a majority vote, Honourable E. A. C.
Hughes voting against the. motion.

Clause 8-Functions of Committee.
Question put and agreed to by a majority vote, Honourable E. A. C. Hughes
voting against the motion.
Clause 9-Ownership aznd Maintenance of Library Building and Grounds.
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes : Your Honour I can really hardly believe that
it is intended to -pass a section like this without specific approval and consent of-
the Kingstown Board. This section imposes duties on the Board and takes away
its rights; the Committee can give it out for dances or anything not inconsistent
with the library. Allsubscriptions and penalties go to the Treasury; lbut the
Kingstown Board must maintain that building, the grounds, and everything. Can
we really and honestly pass a section like.this without consent of the Board? You
are the pwner of everything. It is your property, so no rates and taxes for you;
no fines and subscriptions : those go to the Treasury. You cannot even rent it
out or have a meeting there; the Committee can rent it, but you must buy the
lumber, nails and everything, and keep the grounds in proper order.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : The Board was even pressing for
government to take it over.
Honourable E. A.'C. Hughes: ,But that does not say they agreed with the
clauses of this Bill. We want you to take it over but we disagree with this."
Honourable Member for Kingstown : I think we are here for constructive *
amendments to the Bill. *
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes : I have never been a member of the Board but
I seem to remember the instance when the boot was on the other foot : although
the Honourable Member for Kingstown asked Government to take over the Back
Street,-although a signed letter was received from him asking Government to take
it over, he walked out of the meeting when the 'Roads Bill was passed-it is not
inconsistent for the Boardto say : We want you to take it over, but at least let
us know on what conditions you are prepai'ed to take it over."
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I think a Committee representing the
Kingstown Board considered this Bill.

Honourable Member for Kingstown: Whenever it appears to me that
something uhjust is being done, I am going to take strong objections. I do not
say this is not a hardship, but I do not see any reason for making a row. What
are we to do to amend this clause to make it better?
President: It was my impression that the Kingstown Board had been fully
consulted throughout. There is a miniite here to the Crown Attorney saying that
this matter was discussed with the Kingstown Board. I believe (although I may
be entirely wrong) that it was discussed with members of the Board.
Honourable Member for South Windward: That completed Bill was never
sent to members of the Board; I never received it; the ex-Chairman does not
remember receiving it.
President: This Section as the Honourable E. A. C. Hughes pointed out is a
very contentious one. Either we should adjourn in Committee and let the
Kingstown Board consider the Bill and-let us have their recommendations, or
have a debate on this particular section now.
Honourable Member for Kingstown: The question is : should this remain
the property of the Board or should Government take it over. As far as the
library service is concerned, there is -no dispute, but the dispute is over the
property.
Honourable Treasurer : In regard to the question raised, the library building,
as I know it, is the property of the Board, and they get no revenue from the
library.
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes : The Library Committee have absolute control
over it; but the owner get nothing from it.
President: Section 9 appears to have been repeating-the original section in
the original Ordinance.
Honourable Member for North Windwatd: What is the. position regarding
maintenance and upkeep? Who used to upkeep it?
Honourable Member for Kingstown : The Kingstown Board.
Honourable Member for South Windward : Yes,-the Board had the right of
having three members in the Committee and now they have none.
Honourable O. D. Brisbane : It says here "two members of the Kingstown
Board."
Honourable Member for South Windward: Oh no, sir, the Bill says the
Government should nominate two members to represent the interest of the
Kingstown Board."
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes : There is no necessity for them to come from
the Kingstown Board!
Honoufable Member for South Windward : I propose, sir, that you stop the
Bill in Committee now which is in your power to do&
.Honourable Member for Kingstown: Your Honour, I believe that the
Kingstown Board has been fully informed; so there is no question of indignity in
the matter. If there are clauses which should have been more fully considered
by the Kingstown Board than has been done, and if it is an injustice to pass the
Bill without their giving that consideration, then I am prepared to wait until then.
I would ask that you go back to Section 6 and say that two members be
nominated by the Kingstown Board to sit on the Committee.

Honourable E. A. C. Hughes : They had absolute control with three members
from the Board;,this leaves it entirely to the Governor.
Honourable Member for Kingstown : I will suggest that you refer section 9
back to the Board and ask them to consider it.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : 'The whole Library Committee, Wifich
included members-of the Board, saw the Bill, they went through it and suggested
orfe amendment-this amendment was suggested by Mr." Rudolph Baynes-and
they all agreed to .ccept the bill with one minor amendment.
Hoflourable Member for South Windward.: I suggest that no amendmnent
came from the members of the Board; this is the first time they have seen this
Bill.as it is today.
President: Mr. McIntosh, do you suggest that Clause 9 be referred back to
the Board?
Honourable Member for Kingstown: As to whether they want to retain
ownership of the property; for if we-take this as it stands, it seems to me it would
be imposing considerable hardship. .
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes:. Is there no difference at all between the
Committee and the Board? If you have the Chairman and two members you can
say that was a Committee of the Kingstown Board.
SHonourable Acting Crown Attorney I They were asking to be relieved of it all
-along;
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes : There is an attempt to show that this Section,
9, is the same as it was before, and I am trying to point out that it-is not the same
because the Committee before was dominated and controlled by the Kingstown
Board and this is not.
President: I now ask whether we should adjourn in Committee and refer
Section 9 back to the Kingstown Board for their comments.
Members: Agreed.
President : Section 9 or the whole Bill?
Members : The whole bill.
Honourable .Member for Kingstown : The members of the Board looked at it
as their duty to dq something for Kingstown. They not, only maintain the
building, but contribute 120 .a year, knowing they were doing something in the
interest of Kingstown. ,- -
Honourable W. A. Hadley : Can we make certain that this Bill was -sent to
the Kingstown Boardand- whether they received it or not?
President: We want to.make quite clear that the Kingstown Board was fully ..
Consulted. I feel they were fully consulted. Because of the possibility that they
might not have given sufficient consideration to certain parts qf the Bill, J think it
Should go back.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : -I beg to-move that Council resume ahd
the President report to the House.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
question put and agreed to.

C council Resumes. ,
President : I beg to report that the Public Library Bill has been considered
in Committee and that' amendments have been made to Clause 6 subsection 8, and
Clause 7; to provide that at least one meeting be held'in three calencrar months;
and it was the feeling of the Committee that the whole bill should be referred to
~t he Kingstown Board, particularly for their opinion qn Clause 9. -
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney-: I beg to move that the President's..
Honourable treasurer : I beg to second.the notion:
Question put and agreed to.- '

WATER AUTHORITY BILL.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to move that a Bill for an Ordinance shortly -
entitled the Central-Water Distribution Authority Ordinance, .1950, be introduced
Honourable Aching Crowi Attorney : I beg to second the motion. The object
of this Bill is to-,provide- for the setting up bf a Central Water Distribution
Authority a"nd for other matters connected therewith.
Question put and agreed to.
STHE PUBLIC PROPERTY INSURANCE AMENDMENTN) BILL.
Honourable Treasurer :' I beg to move that a Bill for an Ordinance- shortly
entitled The Public Property Insurance (Amendment) Ordinance, 1950, be read a
first time:
This Bill as Your Honour" has already explained is to dmend the Public
Property Insurance Ordinance (Cap. 145) so as to. permit withdrawals from the
Public Property Insurance Fund for the purposes of repairing public property
which has become decayed.
A proviso is also added to Section 6 which enables the Governor to dispense
with the necessity of providing the annual capital contribution to the Fund in any
year in which a withdrawal is made from the Fund.
Honourable Acting Crwvn Attorny : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the Standing Rules6
and Orders of the Council be suspended to allow this Bill to be taken through aiL
i'ts stages at this meeting of Council.
Honourable Treasurer : I-beg to second-the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Treasurer': I beg to move that the Bill be read a second time.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to move that the Council resolve itself into a -
Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Honourable .Acting Crown Attorney :- I beg to second the- motion.
Question put and agreed to.

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In Committee.
Honourable Member for South. Windward : I did not get the full explanation
of the reason for this bill-the reason for changing these words. I am just asking
if His Honour would repeat what was said at the beginning.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney: Section 3 of the principal Ordinance
reads: "The Governor is also authorized and required to appropriate by warrant
on the Colonial Treasurer annually, a sum 6f one hundred pounds sterling, which
shall be placed to the credit of the said Public'Property Insurance Fund to insure
the public property of this Colony against damage or destruction."
It is now intended to include the word decay '..
President : The point is that as it read under the old Ordinance damage
inferred physical damage; but damage by decay was not in fact included.
Honourable Member for South Windward : Is it proposed now, therefore, to
spend the insurance fund at any time?-
President: .There is a very thin dividing line between maintenance and
decay and that is one thing we must be very careful about.
Clause 2-Section 3 amended.
Question that Clause 2 stand part, of the Bill put apd agreed to.
'Clause 3-Section 6 amended.
Honourable Acting..Crown Attorney : We have added a proviso so that in the
year in which a withdrawal is made from the fund it -will not be necessary for the
Governor to comply with the provisions of section 3 'of the Ordinance.
H'nourable O. D. Brisbane : In th6 yeat that moneys have been -withdrawn
from the fund you do not replace them?
Honourable Acting Crowlr Attorney: Yes.- You do not make the-annual
contribution.
Question that Clause 3 stand pait of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 4-Commencement.
Question that Clause 4 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 1-Short Title and Enacting Clause.
SQuestion put and agreed to.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg. to move that the Committee rise, Council
resume and the President report to the House.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

Council-Resumes.
President : I beg to report that a Bill to amend the Public Property
Insurance Ordinance has passed -thxough Committee Stage without amendment.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to move that the President's report be adopted.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to move that the Bill be' read a third time by
.title and passed.

Honourable Acting Crown Attorney.: I.beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time and' passed.
AERODROMES '(PROTECTION) BILL.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney: I beg leave to move that. a Bill for an.-
Ordinance shortly entitled the Aerodromes (Protection) Ordinance, 1950, be
introduced and read a first time.
Honourable Treasurer: I beg to-second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that the Standing
Rules of this Council be suspended in order.to allow this Bill to be taken through
-all its stages at this meeting of Council.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second th-e motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Acting Crown -Attorney-: I beg to move that.the Bill'be read a.
second time.
The objects and reasons of this Bill are :-
(a) to amend and consolidate the Aerodromes .(Protection of
Approaches) Ordinance, 1943, (No. 19 of 1943) ; and
(b) to extend the provisions of this Ordinapce to include areas in the.
neighbourhood of seadromes, and to prohibit the placing of obstructions in
Sthe sea or water-within the limits of any approved seadrome. -
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to .second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Acting- Crown Attorney : I beg to move that-Council resolve
itself into a Committee 6f the whole House to consider this Bill clause by clause.
Honourable Treasirer: I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In Committee.
Clause 2-Interpretation.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : These two definitions are based on an
Imperial Order in Council mad- under the Air Navigation Acts, which also apply
to this Colony.
Question put and agreed to.

SPresident: There is a typographical error in the word 'extremities' in the
fourth line of subsection (1) ,,which should be amended.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : The commas appearing after ihe v. 0ords -
'land' and 'notice in the 3rd and 8th lines respectively of subsection (2)- should
be deleted and the word "'i' should be inserted between, the words ',and and
'not' in the 7th line of subsection (2).
This at the moment applies to the aerqdrome at Diamond.
Question that Clause 3 as amended stand part of the Bill put and agi'eed to,

-Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : This is a-ne, section..
Honourable Member for South Windward : The distances have. been given
by the air experts in consultation with the aviators?"
President : Ye
be the same distance? .
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney :It merely applies the same distance in
Honourable Member for South Windward : Would this create any hardship
with regard to fishing?
HonourableMember for Grenadines : When they know the plane is coming
they move off.as you would run from the airfield if the plane is coming.
Honourable Member for South Windward : They just would not be allowed
to anchor the boats there?
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : Yes.
S Honourable 0. D. Brisbahe : At present there are a lot of yachts opposite the
-Aquatic Club. Are they allowed to be there when the plane is not expected?
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : A permit has to be given for.any boats
to be anchored there and that permit has to'be given by the Controlling Authority
President : As this stands no one can act in the area at all. If the authorities
-feel that anchoring a boat in a particular area will not obstruct operations, they
will give a permit for that particular area. The launch should keep the landing
area free for half an hour before and half an hour after landing.
Questioii that Clause 4, subsection (1) with the amendment of a typographical
error in the word,' extremities ', stand, part of tfe Bill put and agreed to.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : Subsection 2 gives immediate powers in
the case where a plane is about o land. The person in charge'can cause the boat
to be removed to a .place of safety. He can cause it to be returned to the owner or
handed over to the Police for the purpose of taking penal action.
Question that Clause 4 (2) stand part of the Bill put and a!reed to.
Clause 5-Permits.
Honourable O. D. Brisbane : If, as we are told, this plane is not coming for
some time, will this law come in now or at such time as the plane service is
expected to commence.
President : One of the reasons for trying to take this Bill today is thai the
Grumman Goose can operate from the Villa: area if we allow it to do so. We are
operating two aerodromes, and we are thinking we should stop using the one at
Diamond and allow them to land at Villa. It would be less expensive to
Government and more convenient to the passengers and what we want is the
S power to keep that area free. But in actual answer to your question : once this
Bill has become law it would apply to all-anchorage of yachts in that area.
Question that Clause 5 stand part of the Bill put andcagreed to.
Clause 6-Offences.
Question put and agreed-to.

Clause 7-Compensation.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 8-Regulatidns.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 9-Penalty.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 10-Repeal.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney: Clause 10 is to allow sanction to be
granted by the Governor (as under the old Ordinance) to permit the growing of
-certain small crops.
The words 'and saving' should be added to the marginal note.
Question that Clause 10 as amended stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.

Clause 1-Short Title and Enacting Clause.
/ Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Acting Crown' Attorney : I beg to move that the"Council resume
and-the presiding member report to the House.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

Council Resumes.
President: I beg to report that the Aerodromes (Protection) Bill has been
considered in a Committee of the whole Council and all its clauses have been
agreed to with the following amendments:-
The comma after the word 'land' in the third line of Clause 3, subsection 2,
and the comma after the word 'notice' in the eighth line be deleted; that the
word,' is' be inserted in the seventh line of Clause 3, subsectiori 2, immediately
after the word 'and'; that the words 'and Saving' be included in the marginal
note to Clause 10; and that two typographical errors in the word 'extremities'
i appearing in the 4th line of Clause 3, subsection (1) and in the 5th line of Clause
4, subsection (1) be amended.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney: I beg to move that the President's
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that the Bill be
read a third time by title and passed.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time and passed.
THE PUBLIC HEALTH -(AMENDMENT) BILL..
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney: I beg leave to introduce and have
read a first time a Bill for an Ordipance shortly entitled the.,Public Health
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1950, to amend the principal Ordinance so as to
prohibit the erection, alteration, removal or repair of buildings except with the
written approval-of the Sanitary Authority and In accordance with the building
regulations to be made under section 10 thereof.

Penalties are provided for breaches of the said regulations and for building
without the approval of the Sanitary Authority.
in the case of properties not exceeding one hundred dollars you need not
-apply to the Sanitary Authority.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg'to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

TICKET DUTY-(AMENDMIENT) BILL. "
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney: I beg to move that a Bill for an
.-Ordinance shortly entitled the Ticket Duty (Amendment) Ordinance, 1950, be
The-object of this Bill is to amend the Ticket Duty Ordinance to provide for
the return in respect of tickets and vouchers issued in connection with departures
of persons from the Colony to be made on the next working day after the
departure of the vessel or aircraft concerned instead of on the first day of the next
succeeding month.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion;
Questionput and agreed to.
Bill read a first time. ,.

VILLAGE COUNCILS (AMENDMENT) BILL.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave to introduce and have read
-'for a first time a Bill for an Ordinance shortly entitled. the Village Councils
(Amendment) Ordinance; 1950.
The objects of this Bill are :- -
S(a) to remove an ambiguity in clause 21;
(b) to permit polling to take place within two weeks from the date of
nomination and not on the day of nomination as, originally fixed by the
Ordinance as it would be impossible to have the ballot papers printed in time
for the elections if they were held on the same-day on which nominations
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time. .

TOWN BOUNDARIES (AMENDMENT) BILL.
Honourable.Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave to introduce and have read
for a first time a Bill for an Ordinance shortly- entitled the Town Boundaries
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1950. .
The object of this bill is to amend the principal Ordinance to provide that all
.plans and specifications made thereunder shall be placed on record in the Surveys
Office instead of in the Registrar's Office.
All other plans required to be placed on record are now being lodged at the
S Surveys Office where proper facilities exist for recording and preserving them.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to.second the motion.
Question put and agreed to. .

Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I move that this Council resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole House to consider the Trade Union and Trade
Disputes Bill, which some time ago-was adjourned in Committee.
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

in- Committee.
President: As far as I remember' this matter was put off from ab6ut May,
1948, to allow the Honourable Members for Kingstown and North Windward to
give consideration to this Bill. I am not certain as to whether any of the clauses
were agreed to or not.
Honourable Member for Kingstown : Mr. Duncan and myself consulted with
the Crown Attorney and have agreed to the amendment of certain clauses.
Question put and agreed to.
Question put and agreed\to.
Clause 4-Trade Union not Unlawful for Civil Purposes.
Question put and agreed to.
Question put and agreed to.
Question put and agreed to.
.Question put and agreed to,
Clause 8-Compulsory Registration.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : Subsection (2) formerly read "................a
fine not exceeding twenty-four dollars for every day." It is now suggested that it
should read .............t..twenty-four dollars for the first offence and two dollars for
every other offence."
That was the amendment put up by Mr. McIntosh.
President : With that' amendment may Clause 8 stand part of the Bill?
Agreed. :
Clause 9-Rules for Registry.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 10-Refusal of Registration.
Question put and agreed to. Y
Clause 11-Cancellation of Registration.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 12 Officers of Trade Union to Account.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : A comma should be inserted after the
word required' in the second line of subsection (3).
SQuestion that Clause 12 as amended stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.

Clause 13-Audited Accounts to e sent to Registrar.
Question pit and agreed to.
Clause 14-Rules of Registered Trade Unions.
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes : "A copy of the Rules shall be delivered to every
person" or to every member ofthe Trade Union? "-
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : To every person.
Question that Clause 14 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.'
.Clause 15-Alteration of Rules of Trade Unions.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 16-Rules by Governor in Council.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I would like to suggest an amendment.
to that Clause by the addition of the following proviso :
Provided that any rules made under this section shall have no force or effect
until approved by resolution of the Legislative Council.
Question thattClause 16 as amended stand part of the bill put and agreed to.

P-RT II.
Clause 17-Definitionis.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney: This was one of the sections on which
there was much argument. The objects and reasons of this Bill explain it but it is
a long time since they have been read.
"'The objects of this Bill are :
To carry into effect the suggestion contained in paragraph 4 of the Secretary
of State's Confidential Despatch (Windward Islands) Nb. 59 of 9th June, 1947,
that the existing Trade Union legislation of the Windward: Islands should be
repealed in toto and replaced by legislation on the lines of the Colonial Office
model Ordinance of 1941, as modified by the recent repeal of the United Kingdom
No great changes will in fact take place in the existing law apart from those
Consequent on the repeal of the United Kingdom Trade Disputes and Trade Unions
Act, 1927, as local Trade Union legislation has hitherto been amended from time
to time to bring it into line with the 1941 Model Ordinance:
The change resulting from the repeal of the United Kingdom statute are as
follows :-
(a) the introduction of a provision making it a punishable offence to compel
a person to do or abstain from doing any act which he has a legal right
to do by the following means-by violence or intimidation to himself or
family by persistently following him about, by taking his tools, clothes.
or other-property, by watching or besetting his house and by following
him with two or more persons in a disorderly manner through the
streets;
(b) the deletion of the definitions of "to intimidate" and injury from
the Model Ordinance, and the insertion of the Common Law definition
of intimidate."
The changes effected by the Imperial Acts are incorporated in this Bill.
aqti0on that Clause 12 stand part of.the Bill put and agreed to.

Clause 18-Immunity of Trade Unions from Actions of Tort.
Question put and agreed to.

Clause 19-Conspiracy in Relation to Trade Disputes.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 20-Removal of Liability for Interfering with another person's Business.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 21-Intimidation or Annoyance.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 22-Peaceful Picketing and Prevention of Intimidation.
S Question put and agreed to.
Clause' 23-Repeal.
Honourable Acting -Crown Attorney: The word 'Ordinance' has been
omitted at the end of the proviso.
Question that Clause 23 as amended stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
'The Schedule.
Question that the schedule stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.

\Clause 1-Short Title and Enacting Clause.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : 1950 should be substituted for 1948.
'Question that Clause 1 as amended stand part-of the-Bill put and agreed to.
SHonourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that the Committee
rise, Council resume and the presiding Member report to the House.
Honourable Treasurer: I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

Council Resumes.
'Presidant: I beg to report that the Trade Union and Trade-Dispute Bill
passed through a Committee of this House and was considered clause by clause
With the following amendments :-
that the words for the first offence and for any subsequent offence two
dollars" be inserted in line 4 of subsection (2)'of Clause 8 between the words
dollars and for "; that a comma be inserted after required in line 2, subsection
[3) of clause 12; that the figure (1) following the figure 16 in Clause 16 be deleted,
and that the following proviso be included immediately after subsection (e) of
Clause 16 :
Provided that any rules made under this section shall have no force or
effect until approved by resolution of the Legislative Council."
that the word Ordinance be inserted at the end of Clause 23; in the short title
the figures 1948 be amended to read 1950.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney: I beg to move that the President's
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Acting. Crowr' Attorney : I beg to move that the Bill for an
be read a third, time and passed.

-Honourable Treasrer :. I beg tosecond the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
SBill read a third time and-passed.
EMOTIONS.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that this Council
approve the Order cited as the Diplomatic 'Privileges (International Labour
S Organisation) Order, 1950, made by the Governor in Council on the 27th day of
February, 1950, under section 3 of the Diplomatic Privileges Ordinance, 1947 (No..
40 of 1947).
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put arid agreed to.
.. Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave' to move that this Council,
Approve the Order cited as the Diplomatic Privileges (International Civil Aviation
O ganisation) Order, 1950, made-by the Governor in Council on the 27th day of
S'_ February, 1950, under Section 3 of the Diplomatic Privileges Ordinance, 1947 (No.
40 of1947>. '
;.Honourable Treasurer : I beg'to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
SHonourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave to.move that this Council
approve the Order cited as the Diplomatic Privileges (World Health Organisation)
Order, 1950, made by the, QGvernor -in Council on the 27th day 6f February, 1950,
under Section 3 of the Diplomatic Privileges Ordinance, 1947 (No..40 of 1947).
SHonourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I. beg leave to move that this Council
approve the Order cited as the Diplomatic Privileges (Food and Agriculture
-Organisation) Order, 1950, made by the Governor in Council on the 27th day of
S February, 1950, under section 3 of the Diplomatic Privileges Ordinance, 1947 (No,
40 of 1947).
Honourable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that this Council
approve the Order cited as the Diplomatic Privileges (United Nations Educational,
Scientific, and Cultural Organisation) Order, 1950,- nade by the Governor in
Council on the 27th day of February, 1950, under section 3 of the Diplomatic
Privileges Ordinance, 1947 (No. 404of 1947).-
Honourable Treasurer ; beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
SHonourable Crown Attorney ; I beg leave to move that this Council approve
the Order cited as the Diplomatic Privileges (International Refugee Organisation)
Order, 1950, made by the Governor in Council on the 27th day of February, 1950,
"under-Section 3 of the Diplomatic Privileges Ordinance, 1947 (No. 40 of 1947).
Honourable Treasurer : I bg to, second the motion.
S- ; question put aned-agreed to..
Preped'ent: May I ballyupon the Honourable Colonial Treasurer to move the
-. motion standingiCl:his name. -:
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Honourable Treasurer: I beg to )nove that this- Council approve the
Schedules of Additional Provision, required to meet expenditure in excess of the
Estimate for the year 1949 for the periods January to March, 1949,- and April to
June 1949.-.
Honourable Acting, Crown Attorney: I beg to second the motion.
Questioff put and agreed to.
SHonourable Treasurer : I beg to -move. that this Council approve the
statements of Supplementary Expenditure not included in previous Schedules of
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney ; I beg to second the motion.
Question put.and agreed- to. -
President : Just before the adjournment is moved, I would like to ask Council
to consider the Addendum to the Order Paper.
S -Honourable Treasurer:- I beg to move that this Council approve the Order
cited as the Export Duties (Amendment)-- Order, 1950, made-by the Governor' in
Council under section 3 of the Export Duties Ordinance, 1933 (No. 12 of 1933) on
he 17th day of February, 1950.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg tosecond the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
President : I am going to ask Honourable Members to consider very carefully.
the ,question of the new Water. Ordinance. It is very necessary because the water
is now being taken out of Kingstown and into the country and we do require an
Authority to deal with the matter. The Ordinance is a long one anddI am going
,to ask Honourable Members-to give considerable thought to it before we meet.
I would like to ask if Honourable Members would- consider meeting fairly
early, say within the next-two or three weeks, because I can see that the passage
of this bill through Council cannot be much longer delayed:.
You have in front of you unbound copies of the report submitted by Brigadier
Mavrogordato.e As I would like to- have this matter discussed in Finance
Committee next week I trust Honourable Members will be able tp consider it before
it comes to Finance Committee. The reason it is unbound is because we are
awaiting figures on-Police Allowances\from St. Lucia and Dominica; otherwise the
report is complete.
Honourable Acting Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move -that this Council
HonpUrable Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed.to. -

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerji, Legislative Council.

*" Confirmed 5th October, 1950.

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