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346


SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


VOL. 84.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 6 NOVEMBER, 1951. [No. 58.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 532.
DEPARTURE OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR FOR GRENADA.

It is notified for general information that His Excellency the Governor,
Brigadier Sir R. D. H. ARUNDELL, K.C.M.G., O.B.E., accompanied by Lady
ARUNDELL and his A.D.C., left the Colony for Grenada by plane on the morning
of 4th November.
6th November, 1951.
(A. 2/1950).


No. 533.
NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE.

SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER. 1951.

The Official commemoration of Re-
membrance Sunday will take place at
the War Memorial, Market Square,
Kingstown, beginning at 10.50 a.m.
The following ceremony will take
place:-
1. Arrival of His Honour the Admin-
istrator.
2. At 11 a.m. a gun will be fired from
Police Headquarters to indicate
the commencement of two minutes
silence and another gun will be
fired two minutes later to denote
the termination of the silence.
3. The Last Post.
4. Hymn: "0 God Our Help in Ages
Past".
5. Prayers.
6. The Reveille.


7. God Save the King.
8. Laying of wreaths at the base of
the War Memorial
All ex-service men should wear
medals. Medals held by relatives of
deceased men may be worn by such
relatives on the right breast.
For the purpose of the Ceremony and
the silence to be observed at the War
Memorial, time will be taken by the
Cathedral clock.
All persons are requested to observe
the two minutes silence at 11.00 a.m.
anid all vehicular traffic and normal acti-
vities should be suspended during the
silence.
6th November, 1951.
(A. 55/1947).

No. 534.
SECONDMENT.

Mr. F. A. PHILLIPS, District Officer,
St. Vincent. Grentdines, and recently


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34& : SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 6 NOVEMBER, 1951.-(N.o. 68).


Acting Government Secretary, St. Vin- No. 539.
cent, has been seconded to the post of LEAVE NOTICE.
District Officer, Carriacou, under the
Grenada Administration. SICK AND VACATION LEAVE.
Mr. PHILLIPS left the Colony for
Carriacou on 5th November, 1951. Mr. G. A. GRANT, Superintendent of
Public Works, has been granted 28 days'
6th November, 1951. sick leave to be followed by vacation
(P. F. 133). leave for a period of 33 days, in the first
instance, with effect from 1st November,
11951.
No. 535. I 6th November, 1951.
ArpTINn APPOINTMENTS (P. F. 50).


Consequent upon the departure of
Mr. F. A. PHILLIPS, Acting Govern-
ment Secretary, from the Colony, the
following acting appointments will take
effect from 29th October, 1951, and
until further notice :-
Mr. A. L. SAMUEL, Principal Clerk,
Government Office, to act as Gov-
ernment Secretary.
Mrs. K. GIBBS, Senior Clerk, Govern-
ment Office, to act as Principal
Clerk.
6th November, 1951.
(A. 6/1944).

No. 536.
Mr. G. B. W. MORISON, Engineer in
charge .of Water Supplies, has been ap-
pointed to act as Superintendent of
Public Works with effect from 1st
November, 1951, and until further notice.
6th November, 1951.
(P. F. 322).

No. 537.
Mr. EnROL COMMA. Draught.s mai
Builder, Public Works )epairtnment. has
been appointed to act as Assistant Super-
intendent of Works with I,. L from
6th October, 1951.
6tn November, 1951.
(I. F. 273).



No. 538.
TEMPORARY TRANSFERS.

Tilhe follovw1i ni tmilipirar V tran lifers
will take efect I'roim 2'th ( )Ocober, ]951,
an: until further note :-
Mr. 0. S. BAIROW. Senior Clerk,
(Registrar's (Of ie) to be assigned
for duty as Senior Clerk. Govern-
ment Office.
Miss F. .M. LAKE. Senior Clerk (I)e-
partmeiit of Agricultnre), to he
assigned for duty at tl leogis-
trar's Office.
6th November, 1951.
(A. 6/1944).


No. 540.
TRANSFER.

Mr. N. E. VENNER, Senior Clerk
(Treasury, Customs etc. Department), to
new post of Senior Clerk (Personnel &
Staff Inspection), Government Office
with effect from 1st November, 1951.
6th November, 1951.
(P. F. 167).

No. 541.
APPOINTMENTS.

Mr. J. H. D. Cox, Principal Clerk
(temporarily assigned to Customs De-
partment) has been appointed to the post
of Senior Customs Officer and Port
Officer with effect from 22nd September,
1951.
6th November, 1951.
(P. F. 54).

No. 542.
STAMP VENDOR.

Mr. CYRIL MCINTOSH of Bequia has
been appointed a Licensed Stahiip Ven-
dor for the remainder of the year, 1951.
6th November, 1951.
(Q. 15/1448).

No. 543.
RESIGNATION.

MARRIAGE OFFICER.

Mr. C. M. CRiic'ILOw, as a Marriage
Officer in respect of the New Testament
('hurch ol-'f (4od, with effect from 30th
O ictoln' 19 51.
6tli Novolinber, 195.1.
(J. 22/1951).

No. 544.
TENDERS FOR GOVERNMENT
SERVICES.

MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIES.

Sealed Tenders will be received at
this Office until 3 o'clock p.m. on Thurs-
day, the 22nd day of November, 1951 for
the supply to the Government for the
period 1st January to the 31st December.
1952, of such quantities of th- under-
















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 6 NOVEMBER, 1951.-(No. 58).


mentioned articles as may be daily or
otherwise required for the use of any
Government Department.
Tenders are to be addressed to the
Establishment Officer, Government Of-
fice, and distinctly marked on the en-
velope "Tender for Government Sup-
plies". Printed forms will be issued on
application at this office.
Tenders over the prices fixed by the
Board of Control will not be considered.
Any delivery charge should be stated
on the Tender separate from the actual
price of the commodity.
Parties tendering will be required to
forward samples of all articles included
in their tender which are not of a per-
ishable nature, other than kerosene oil,
shingles, and firewood, and no tender will
be considered unless accompanied by
such samples duly labelled with the price
and the name of the firm tendering.
The Government does not bind itself
to accept the lowest or any tender, and
reserves the power of accepting any part
of a tender.
Nothing in any contract which may
be entered into will be considered as
affecting the right of the Government
to obtain at any time any articles it
may require through the Crown Agents
in England, notwithstanding such sup-
ply is contracted for locally.
The attention of parties tendering is
particularly directed to the "conditions
of contract" inserted at the end of this
notice which will be binding on them.


Beef, fresh with bone ..
Beef, fresh without bone


Biscuits
Blacking, shoes
Breadfruit
Butter (brand and
to be specified)
Caps, Scotch ..
Charcoal
Cocoa, raw
Cocoanut fibre
Cotton. white ..
Cutlasses, medium
& good
Domestic
Dongaree, blue
Duck, brown
Eggs, fowl
Firewood:-


per
per


.. per
.. per


pound
pound
pound
doz. tins
onml


quality
.. per pound
.. per dozen
.. per barrel
.. per pound
.. per pound
.. per yard

.. each
.. per yard
.. per yard
.. per yard
.. per dozen


For Colonial Hospital per cord,
For Fort Institutions per cord
For Mental
Hospital, Calliaqua per cord
Fish, sal .. .. per pound
Fish, fresh .. .. per pound
Flannel .. .. per yard
Flour, wheaten, (brand to
be specified in tender) per pound
Flour, wheaten. (brand to
be specified in tender) per half bag
Fowls .. .. per pound
Gasolene .. .. per gallon
Head Kerchiefs. coloured per dozen
Kerosene oil (150 test) per case


Matches, (safety) per dozen boxes
Molasses .. .. per qt. (impr.)
Mutton .. .. per pound
Ochre, yellow .. .. per pound
Ochre, red .. .. per pound
Oil, Cocoanut .. per gallon
Oilmeal .. .. per pound
Osnaburg .. per yard
Oxford, striped .. .. p r yard
Peas, split .. .. per pound
Pipeclay .. .. per pound
Plant-ans .. .. per 100 lb.
Plaies, dinner, enamel .. per dozen
Pork, salt .. .. per pound
Potatoes, sweet .. .. per 100 lb.
Salt, fine .. .. per pound
Soap .. .. per box
of 501b
Sugar (Muscovado) .. per pound
Sugar (Usine) per pound
Tallow .. .. .. per pound
Tannias .. .. per 100 lb.
Tape .. .. per dozen
bundles
Thread, Black .. .. per doz. reels
Thread, Brown .. .. per doz. reels
Thread, White "Clarke's" per doz. reels
Tobacco, leaf .. .. per pound
Whiskey, Brand .. per bottle
Yams .. .. .. per 100 1b

Conditions of Contract.
1. The contract to be from 1st Janu-
ary to the 31st December, 1952.
2. The Contractor undertakes to de-
liver at his own expense into the Stores
of Institutions the articles placed oppo-
site his name at the prices stated, on
such days, at such times, and in such
quantities as may be stated on the re-
quisitions of the Head of the Depart-
ment or Officcr in charge.
Firewood for the Colonial Hosp2ital,
Fort Institutions and the Mental Hos-
pital to be delivered stacked at the Hos-
pital, Extension Hospital, Fort Charlotte
and the Mental Hospital at Calliaqua re-
spectively.
3. Every article supplied must be of
a sound, good quality, and according
to the samples or specifications which
accompanied the Tender, and no arti-
cle is to be substituted for the one re-
quisitioned for te.g. meat for fish) with-
out the consent of the requisitioning
officer first obtained.
4. Any articles considered by the
Fead of the Department or Officer in.
charge to be of inferior quality may be
rejected by him, and shall be immedi-
ately removed and replaced by the Con-
tractor at his own expense, without any
allowance being made to him for such
articles.
5. If the rejected articles are not re-
moved within 9 hours from the time
notice shall have been given to the
Contractor, they will be returned to, and
at the expense of the Contractor; pro-
vided that if the Contractor gives such
nlnig.alion as may be satisfactory to
the Governor, the expense of such re-
turn shall not be charged.













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6. Should the Contractor neglect or
refuse to replace rejected articles or to
supply any of the articles contracted
for at the times stated in the requisi-
tions, the Head of the Department or
Officer in charge, shall be at liberty to
purchase the said articles from other
persons; and the difference between the
price paid for such articles and the con-
tract price shall be deducted from the
next payment made to the Contractor.
'1. The Head of the Department or
Officer in charge may, if he should deem
it necessary, purchase articles of per-
ishable food such as bread, meat, &c., at
once to replace rejected articles.
8. All fresh meat contracted for must
be slaughtered in the Slaughter-house
in Kingstown.
9. If the Contractor should persist
in such irregularities as are stated in
paragraph 6, the Administrator shall
have power to terminate the contract
immediately or at such time as may
.appear to him proper or convenient.
10. The contract may be terminated
at any time by one month's notice be-
ing given either by the Contractor to the
Administrator or by the Administrator
to the Contractor.
1st November, 1951
(W. 58/1950).

No. 496.
FRESH FISH FOR GOVERNMENT
INSTITUTIONS.

Sealed Tenders will be received at
Government Office until 3.00 p.m. on
Thursday, 15th November, 1951, for the
supply to the Government Institutions,
for the year 1952, of fresh fish as may be
daily or otherwise required for the use
,of the Institutions.
Tenders are to be addressed to the
Establishment Officer, G o ve rin me n t
Office, and distinctly marked on the
envelope "Tender for supply of fresh
fish". Any delivery charge-which
would be payable only when deliveries
are made in respect of each of the four
Government Institutions to be supplied-
should be stated on the Tender separate
from the actual price of the coin.modity.
The Government does north bind itself
to accept the lowest or any tender.
16th October, 1951.
(W. 61/1950).

No. 530.
MILK FOR GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS.

Tenders are hereby invited, and will be
received up to 3.00 p.m. on Thursday, the
22nd November, 1951, for the supply of
fresh whole milk to the following Gov-
ernment Institutions for the year 1952:-


Colonial Hospital, Kingstown
Fort Institutions,
Mental Hospital, Calliaqua.
2. The average daily requirements will
be-
Colonial Hospital ...... 80 Imperial Pints
Fort Institutions ...... 48 "
Mental Hospital ...... 22
3. The milk must contain not less
than 3 per cent of fats and 81/2 Per cent
of non-fatty solids and is to be delivered
in good condition at the Institution con-
cerned. The contract will be terminable
by three months' notice on either side.
4. Tenders are to be addressed to the
Establishment Officer, Government Of-
fice, and the envelopes are to be marked
"Tender for Milk ".
Tenders over the prices fixed by the
Board of Control will not be considered.
Any delivery charge should be stated
on the Tender separate from the actual
price of the commodity.
27th October, 1951.
(W. 2.2/1944).

No. 529.
ST. VINCENT/GRENADINES MAIL AND
PASSENGER SERVICE.

Tenders will be received at Govern-
ment Office for-
1. (a) the conveyance, bi-weekly, on Mon-
days and Thursdays (southbound)
leaving Kingstown at 8 o'clock in
the forenoon, and on Tuesdays
and Fridays (northbound) of
mails, parcels, passengers and
cargo by motor-vessel between St.
Vincent and the St. Vincent Gren-
adines (extending to Union Is-
land only) with a projected trip to
Carriacou once in every fortnight;
and
(b) a call at Bequia and return with the
Magistrate and other Government
Officials on the first Wednesday in
every month; also
2. (a) the conveyance, weekly, on Tues-
days (southbound) leaving Kings-
town at 8.30 o'clock in the fore-
noon, and on Saturdays (north-
bound) of mails, parcels, passen-
gers and cargo by motor-vessel be-
tween St. Vincent and the St. Vin-
cent Grenadines extending to Un-
ion Island; and
(b) a call at Bequia and return with
the Magistrate and other Govern-
ment Officials on the 1st Monday
in every month.
3. The contract will be for a period
of one year from the 1st January to the
31st December, 1952. The several trips
must be done in daylight with a reason-
able stay at each Island of the Grena-
dines.
4. Tenders, which should be sealed,
must state the amount of the subsidy re-














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quired; be addressed to the Establishment
Officer, Government Office, and be dis-
tinctly marked Tenders for Conveyance
of Mails, Passengers and Cargo-(St.
Vincent-Grenadines) ".
5. Tenders will close at 3 pan.m. on
Thursday, the 15th November, 1951.
6. Government does not bind itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.
27th October, 1951.
(Q 17/1949).


No. 545.
TENDERS FOR CONVEYANCE OF MAILS
AND PARCELS (WINDWARD).

Tenders will be received at Govern-
ment Office, up to 3 p.m. on Thursday,
15th November, 1951, for the conveyance
daily of mails, including parcel post
mails, from, to, and between, each and
all Post Offices of Kingstown, Sion Hill,
Arnos Vale, Calliaqua, Stubbs, Mesopo-
tamia, Bridgetown, New Ground, Colo-
narie and Georgetown, by Motor Vehicle
for the year 1952.
2. The Motor Vehicle will be requir-
ed to leave Georgetown at about 7.30
a m. daily, and to return, leaving Kings-
town at about 2 p.m. daily, or at such
other hours as the Colonial Postmaster
may from time to time direct.
3. All mails will be delivered at, and
collected from, the General Post Office
and District Post Offices, except in the
case of New Ground and Mesopotamia.
Mails for and from the District Post
Offices of New Ground and Mesopotamia
will be delivered to, and collected from
the mail carriers of those two District
Post Offices at the point on the Main
Road at which the mail carriers of those
two District Offices deliver their mails
to the Motor Vehicle.
4. The Contract will be for a period
of six months to 30th Jaun. 1952, and
may be terminated Iby two mon ths'
notice on ei th1r side.
Tihe person to whom the contract is
awarded will be required to enter into
a bond with Government for the sat.is-
factory performance of the contract.
5. Tendeis should state the amount


No. 546.
VACANT POST.

ASSISTANT MISTRESS (GRADUATE),
GRLS' HIGH SCHOOL, ST. VINCENT.

Applications are invited for the post
of an Assistant Mistress (Graduate) for
the Girls' High School, St. Vincenti
B.W.I.
The graduate qualifications preferred,
should include Geography or French,
with subsidiary Mathematics or Biology.
The salary of the post, which is pen-
sionable, is $1,032 rising by annual in-
crements of $72 to $1,440 per annum.
A temporary cost-of-living bonus is
payable at the usual rate granted to
Civil Servants.
The candidate selected may be ap-
pointed at any point in the scale accord-
ing to qualifications and experience.
The appointment will be probation-
ary in the first instance, and the ap-
pointee may be confirmed in the perma-
nent, pensionable post after one year's
satisfactory service.
The Girls' High School is under the
control of the Government of St. Vin-
cent, and teachers on its Staff possess
the status of Civil Servants.
Free passage to St. Vincent to take up
appointment is provided.
Applications, with details of educa-
tion. qualifications, age and experience,
and copies of not more than three testi-
monials should be sent to the Education
Officer, Department of Education, St.
Vincent, not later than 15th December,
1951.
6th November, 1951.


No. 547.
LEGISLATION.

The Right lonourable the Secretary
of State for the Colonies has notified that
His Majesty the KrN(; will not be advised
to exercise his power of disallowance in
respect of the following Ordinances of
this Government :-
No. 5 of 1951.-An O dinance to
amend the Ticket Douty Oidi-
nance, 1947.


-of subsidy required, and should be ad-
dressed to the Establishment Officer, No. 26 of 1951.-An Ordinance to
Government Office, and distinctly mark- amend the Summary Conviction
ed on the envelope, "Tender for the Offences Ordinance. Chapter 14.
conveyance of mails and parcels (\Vi:d- (th November. 1951.
ward)".
6. The Government does not bind
itself to accept the lowest or any tender. No. 548.
6th November, 1951. The following documents are publish-
.(Q. 3211948). ed with this issue of the Gazette :-














;350 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 6 NOVEMBER, 1951.-(No. 58).


S.R. & 0. No. 106.-The Post Office
(Amendment No. 6) Regulations,
1951.
(Q., 16/1948).
S.R. & 0. No. 107.-The Post Office
(Amendment No. 7) Regulations,
1951.
(Q. 10/1940).
S.R. & 0. No. 108.-The Export
Duties (Amendment) Order, 1951.
(T. 29/1947).
6th November, 1951.

No. 549.
NOTICE OF BRITISH NATURALI-
ZATION.

Notice is hereby given that Dr. and
Mrs. WLADYSLAW STEFAN KULESZA of
Georgetown, St. Vincent, B.W.I. are
applying to the Home Secretary for
naturalization, and that any person who
knows any reason why naturalization
should not be granted should send a
written and signed statement of the
facts to the Under Secretary of State,
Home Office, London, S.W.I.
6th November, 1951.

No. 550.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

Copies of minutes of meetings of the
Legislative Council held on the 8th
June, 5th July and 23d August, 1951,
which may also be seen at the Govern-
ment Office, Kingstown Library, and at
all Revenue Offices and District Post
Offices, are published with this issue of
the Gazette.
6th November, 1951.

No. 514.
GENERAL POST OFFICE.

RETURN TO SENDERS OF UNDELIV-
ERED PARCELS.

The attention of importers is drawn to
the following extract from the Post Office
Ordinance, 1938, on the subject of Unde-
liverable Parcels from Abroad" :-
150. Parcels received from other
countries, except the United States of
America, which remain undelivered af-
ter 15 days (exclusive of the day of ar-
rival) and which do not bear a definite
request for abandonment, shall be re-
turned to the country of origin.
151. A parcel bearing alternative ad-
dresses shall be held for fifteen days at
the disposal of the first addressee and
for 15 days at the disposal of the second
addressee, before being treated as


abandoned (if so marked) or returned
to the country of origin.
152. Parcels received from the Unit-
ed States which are unclaimed after 30
days shall be returned to that country.
153. If at any time while a parcel
remains in the possession of the Colo-
nial Postmaster it becomes offensive or
injurious it may forthwith be dealt
with or disposed of in such manner as
the Colonial Postmaster may in his dis-
cretion direct or authorise notwith-
standing that the provisions of these
Regulations as to the return of such
parcel have not been or have only par-
tially been complied with."
These provisions in the law have not
been rigidly enforced for many years and
the result has been that many importers
have permitted their parcels to lie at the
Post Office for months, and even years in
some cases, thereby causing an accumu-
lation of packages which now greatly ex-
ceeds the space available in the Post Of-
fice for the storage of parcels.
Arising out of the recent Organisa-
tion & Methods survey at the Post Of-
fice, it has now been decided to enforce
the laws quoted above more rigidly than.
has been the case in the past. Until the
end of this year, therefore, the following
procedure will be followed :-
(1) Thirty days after the receipt of
a package in the Post Office a printed
notice from the Post Office will be
served on the importer and/or the Bank
wherever the Bank may be involved
stating that, unless the package is
cleared from the Post Office within the
succeeding thirty days, it will be re-
turned to sender. No further notice
will be sent, and the importer must
then assume at the end of this period
of grace, for which, it will be observed,
no provision is made within the exist-
ing laws, that the package will be re-
turned.
(2) The Postmaster will, however, re-
tain a discretionary power to retain the
package for a further period not ex-
ceeding thirty days if the importer
proves to his satisfaction that-
(i) necessary documents concerning
the package involved have not
yet been received, or
(ii) some error on the part of the
sender would make withdrawal of
the package from the Post Office
work a clear hardship on the im-
porter, or
(iii) there is any other reason in which
a discretionary power may in
equity be exercised.
This temporary concession will cease
at the end of this .year, and, as from the
beginning of next year, the warning no-
tice will be served twenty-one days after
the receipt of the package, and, if it is














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not claimed within the following nine
days, it will then be returned.
It is normally the duty of the importer
to keep in touch with the movement of
his merchandise and to assure himself of
the approximate date of its arrival in the
Colony and, in that connection, he would
make enquiries at the Post Office and/or
the Bank where the latter is concerned.
It will be appreciated therefore that any
warning notices sent under the above
procedure are merely a courtesy service
and are not obligatory.
Importers are requested so to arrange
their business that the need for returning
unclaimed and uncleared packages will
be reduced to the minimum.
17th October, 1951.

By Command,

A. L. SAMUEL,
Acting Government S'ecretary.

GOVHRNXMENT OFFICE.
6th November, 1951.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

LAND AND HOUSE TAX, 1951.

All persons liable to pay Land and
House Taxes are notified that, to avoid
payment of fine in addition to the Taxes,
the amount due for Taxes must be paid
before the close of the month of Decent-
ber, 1951.
Officers specially detailed will attend
for the receipt of Taxes on the following
dates at the several places mentioned :-
At Colonarie, a Revenue Officer on
Thursday, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and
.2 ili November, 1951. and 6th,
13th, 20th and 27th December.
1951.
At Bil-eoigown. a Revenue Oflicer on
Tuesday, 4th, 11llth and 18th
December, 1951.
At Itsopotam;n, a Ievenue Officer on
Friday, 23rd November, 1.951,
.and 7th and 21st December,
1951.
At Lay//i. a Revenue Officer on Mon-
day, 12th and Thursday. 15th
and 22nd November, 1951, and
on Monday. 10th and Thursday,
20th and 27th December, 1951.
At Chat,,auIblair, a Revenue Officer
on Friday. 9th and 23rd and
Tns lav. 13th November. 1951.
and on Friday, 14th and 28th
and Tuesday, 11th December,
1951.
22nd October. 1951.


The Public are hereby notified that
Land and House Taxes are payable be-
tween 1st November and 31st Decem-
ber of the current year (1951) at the,
Treasury in Kingstown and at the-
Branch Treasuries at Georgetown, Bar-
ronallie, Union Island and Bequia.

V. D. ARCHER,
Colonial Treasurer.

The Treasury,
Kingstown,
22nd October, 1951.


NOTICE.

KINGSTOWN BOARD BY-ELECTION.

Notice is hereby given that in accord-
ance with Section 24 of the Kingstown
Board (Flection of Members) By-Laws,
the Warden of Kingstown will be in at-
tendance at the Court House, Kings-
town, on Monday 121h November, 1951,
between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
for the purpose of receiving nomina-
tions for one candidate to fill the seat
recently vacated by Mr. A. C. CYRUS
who has resigned.
2. Should a poll be required, it will
be taken at the Court, House on lMonday
19th November, 1951, between the hours
of 9 a.m. and 12 noon and from 1 p.m.
to 4.30 p.n.

T. BRERETON.
Aclii/ W1Varden and Presiding
Officer.

29th October, 1951.


ARROWROOT BOARD NOTICE.

The values of the respective Grades
of Arrowroot and the proportions of
suih v;lnes to he advanced by the Saint
Vincent Co-operative Arrowroot Asso-
ciation have been fixed by the Arrow-
root Board as under:-

I A .4 I t+


$ 12.0)0 I) 6.00 $ 9.60
2 10)00 5.0. 8.00
9.0l0 4.50 7.20
4 8.s0 4.00 6.40'
S 7.00 3.50 5.60

C. V. BABER ISAACS,
Secretary.
11th October, 1951.














352 SAINT VINCENT TUESDAY,


CONTROL NOTICES.

Thbe attention of the public is hereby di-
rected to the following two Coptrol Notices
which direct that it will not be necessary
to obtain import licences for the importa-
tion into the Colony from any country of
certain goods specified in the schedule,
and also in respect of goods produced or
manufactured in the United Kingdom
and Colonies Group with certain excep-
tions.
2. Importers are advised to take care-
ful note of the exemptions from import
licence in each instance prior to placing
their orders. Import licences are neces-
sary for goods which are not included in
the exemption lists and any such goods
arriving in the Colony not covered by a
valid import licence are liable to confisca-
tion.
20th October, 1951.


WORLD OPEN GENERAL IMPORT .
'LICENCE IN RESPECT OF CERTAIN
COMMODITIES.

Pursuant to Section 5 of the Imports
and Exports Control Regulations, 1939,
the following exemption from Import Li-
cence is hereby approved by the Control-
ler of Supplies as such Competent Au-
thority :-
Exemption.
1. No import licence shall be neces-
sary for the importation into the Colony
from any country of any of the goods
-specified in the Schedule hereto :-
(a) if such goods are wholly produced
in the country from which they
are exported; and
(b) they are accompanied by a certifi-
cate of origin and the Controller
of Customs is satisfied as to the
correctness of the particulars con-
tained therein; and
(c) payment for such goods is to be
made to the country of origin of
the goods.

Schedule.
1. Tinplate, Terneplate or black
plate
2. Semi-manufactured copper
3. Semi-manufactured zinc
4. Semi-manufactured nickel
5. Borax
6. Boric acid
7. Newsprint
8. Jute goods
9. Dried, smoked and pickled fish
(excluding salted fish)
10. Onions
11. Potatoes
12. Animal feeding stuffs including
wheat and wheat flour


13. Finished steel (excluding fabricat-
ed steel) as under
(a) heavy steel products includ-
ing heavy rail, sleepers, etc.,
and heavy and medium plate
(b) light rolled products includ-
ing bars, rods, hoops and
strips
(c) steel sheets
(d) wire plain or barbed other
than insulated wire
(e) wire rods
(f) tubes and pipes including the
fittings
(g) tyres, wheels and axles
(h) steel forging
(i) nails, screws, nuts and bolts
14. Kraft Paper.
Dated this 20th day of October, 1951.


OPEN GENERAL IMPORT LICENCE
IN RESPECT OF CERTAIN GOODS
IMPORTED FROM UNITED KINGDOM
AND COLONIES GROUP.

Pursuant to Section 5 of the Imports
and Exports Control Regulations, 1939,
and with reference to Control Notices dat-
ed 3rd day of August 1948 as amended on
7th day of September 1948 the following
exemption from Import Licence is here-
by approved by the Controller of Sup-
plies as such Competent Authority :-

Exemption.
No import licence shall be necessary
for the importation into the Colony from
the United Kingdom and Colonies Group
of any goods which have been produced
or manufactured in the United Kingdom
or the Colo:ies Group except the follow-
ing :
1. (a) Cereals, including : Wheat
and wheat flour, barley, oats,
rye, corn and grain sorghums,
rice and all edible rice pro-
ducts
(b) Fats and Oils :-All fats and
oils (edible and non edible, in-
cluding shortenings marga-
rines), oil-bearing seeds, and
Laundry Soap.
(c) Dairy products: butter, cheese,
evaporated milk, dried whole
milk, condensed milk and
skimmed milk powder.:
(d) Sugar (as sugar);
(e) Meat, all types including pro-
cessed;
(f) Salted Fish;
2. Manufactured tobacco (including
Cigarettes);
3. Unmanufactured and semi-manu-
factured Iron and Steel;
4. Cement;
5. Caustic Soda;
6. Gold.
Dated this 20th day of October, 1951.


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With reference to the Control Notice
under the caption "World Open General
Import Licence in Respect of certain
Commodities" published in the Govern-
meat Gazette and local press dated 20th
day of October 1951, attention is direct-
ed to item 13 (g) of the Schedule of ex-
emptions from import licence which
reads "tyres, wheels and axles". The
item "tyres" in the notice refers to
"steel tyres" used on heavy carriages
and carts and does not refer to motor
car tyres.
Dated this 29th day of October, 1951.

A. V. SPROTT,
Controller of Supplies.


TREASURY NOTICE.

SMALL TOWN RATES.
SALE NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given that the under-
mentioned Houses and Land appearing
in the Rate Roll of the Town of George-
town as in the ownership or occupation
of the persons named hereunder, have
been levied upon by virtue of a warrant
issued under the Local Government Or-
dinance, 1951 and will be offered for
Sale at 12 o'clock noon on Saturday,
10'th November, 1951, at the Treasury for
the recovery of the Taxes due thereon.
V. D. ARCHER,
Colonial Treasurer.
TREASURY,
ST. VINCENT,
23rd October, 1951.
GEORGETOWN.
Ahraham Phillin ...1 House


Lewis, Egbert
London, Albert
Johnson, Eugene
Puanett, James Hrs.
Sml-dl, Doris
Young, Mfargaret


...1 House
...lTruck T-277
...1 House
...I House
...1 -louse
... I Houso


SUPREME COURT NOTICES.


NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the trial of CRIMINAL causes on
Thursday, the 15th day of November,
1951, commencing at 11.00 o'clock in
the forenoon.
All parties concerned, also such per-
sons as are bound over by recognizance
to prosecute or give evidence, or sum-
moned as jurors or witnesses are com-
manded to give their personal attendance.
17th October, 1951.



NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the trial of CIVIL causes in the
Summary and Original Jurisdictions of
the Court on Thursday the 15th day of
November, 1951, commencing at 11.00
o'clock in the forenoon.
17th. October, 1951.


NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the hearing of APPEALS FROM
MAGISTRATES on Thursday, the 15th
day of November, 1951, commencing at
11.00 o'clock in the forenoon.

D. ELSON WEEKS,
Acting Registrar, Supreme Court.

Registrar' Office,
Kingstown,
17th October, 1951.


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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDE OF

1951, No. 106. / 4'


POST OFFICE (AMENDMENT NO. 6) R NATIONS


(Gazetted 6th November, 1951).


1. Short title. These Regulations may be cited as the Post Office
(Amendnr-nt '.,o. 6) Regulations, 1951, and shall be read as one with the Post
Office Regulations, 19C38, (hereinafter referred to as the principal Regulations)
and all amendments thereto.

2. Regulation 88 of principal Regulations revoked and replaced.
R,-gulation 88 of the principal Regulations is hereby revoked and replaced as
follows :-
"88 (1) The charges for private letter boxes shall be as follows, payable
in advance at the General Post Office, Kingstown :-
Foi a large box $3.00 per annum.
For a. small box $2.00 per annum.
(2) A broken period of a year shall be reckoned as a full year ending 31st
December provided that for a broken period after 30th June in any year half
rate shall be payable."

3. Commencement. These Regulations shall come into operation on the
I st day ol July, 1952.

Made by the Governor in Council under section 22 of the Post Office Ordinance
(Cap. 134) this 12th day of October 1951.
HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Executive Council.
(Q 16/1948).

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POST OFFICE (AMENDMENT NO. 7) REGU CO


(Gazetted 6th November, 1951).


1. Short title. These Regulations may be cited as the Post Office
(Amendment No. 7) Regulations, 1951, and shall be read as one with the Post
Office Regulations, 1938, (hereinafter referred to as the principal Regulations)
and all amendments thereto.

2. Amendment of Table A to principal Regulations. Table A to
the principal Regulations as revoked and replaced by Regulation 3 of the Post
Office (Amendment No. 4) Regulations, 1948, (S. R. & 0. 1948, Nyo. 109) is hereby
amended by deleting the figures 1/11 ", 3/7 ", 5/-" and 8/1 ", appearing in
the eleventh line thereof opposite the words Great Britain and Northern Ireland"
and substituting therefore the figures 3/- ", "4/9 ", "6/6 and 10/6 respectively.


Made by the Governor in Council under section 22 of the Post Office Ordinance
(Cap. 134) this 26th day of October, 1951.
HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Executive Council.
(Q 10/1940),
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1951, No. 108. 1 |

EXPORT DUTIES (AMENDMENT) R. b

(Gazetted 6th November, 1951).

1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Export Duties
(Amendcment) Order, 1951, and shall be read as one with the Export Duties
(Amendment No. 2) Order, 1950, (S. R. & 0. 1950, No. 106) (hereinafter referred to
as the principal Order) and all amendments thereto.

2. Amendment of Schedule to Export Duties Ordinance, 1933.
The Schedule to the Export Duties Ordinance, 1933, as replaced by the principal
Order is hereby amended by deleting item 10 thereof and replacing it as follows :-
10. Rum-
(a) Proof ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 6% on selling price F.O.B.
(b) Blended ...... ...... ... ...... ...... 30 cents per carton of one
dozen bottles."

3. Cancellation. The Export Duties Order, 1947 (S.R. & 0. 1947, No. 72)
is hereby cancelled.

Made by the Governor in Council under section 3 of the Export Duties
Ordinance, 1933, (No. 12 of 1933) this 24th day of August 1951.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Executive Council.


Approved by the Legislative Council under section 3 of the aforesaid
Ordinance this 2nd day of Novembcr 1951.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.
(T 29/1947).

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MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF ST. VINCENT
HELD IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER ON FRIDAY, 8TH JONE, 1951
AT 10 A.M.

PRESENT : FL
His Honour W. F. CouTTs, M.B.E., Administrator, President,
The Honourable P. CECIL LEWIS, Crown Attorney,
." V. D. ARCHIER, Treasurer, ..
." W. A. HADLEY, Nominated Member,
0. D. BRISBANE, Nominated Member,
E. A. C. HUGHES, 'Nominated Member, \
E. DUNCAN, Member for North Windward, J
E. A. JOACHIM, Member for Leeward,
." S. F. BONADIE, Member for South Windward.

ABSENT :
The Honourable G. A. MCINTOSH, Member for Kingstown (attending Festival of
Britain),
S. G. DEFREITAS, Member for the Grenadines (excused).

1. PRAYERS.
The meeting was opened with prayer.

2. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 7th December, 1950, were taken as
read and were confirmed.

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
President : Honourable Members of Council, the question arises as to the
future of the present Council. As you probably remember, under our Standing
Rules and Orders it is not normal for Council to meet during the months of July,
August and September. If we, therefore, adhere to the Standing Rules and Orders
it would be implicit that this is in fact the last meeting of this Council. There is,
however, outstanding business to be dealt with, and I thought that this Council
should be prorogued for that period but that Honourable Members should be
required to return for one meeting during July in order to dispose of such
outstanding business; and also I consider it would be a good thing if we had a
dissolution meeting in August at which Honourable Members could take the
opportunity of recounting what has happened during the tenure of this Council.
People are apt to criticise Government and I think the public should be made
aware of the solid achievement which this Council has managed to put through
during its term of office. I would like, therefore, to have this meeting in August at
which all members would have an opportunity of speaking, and a general invitation
would be given to the public to attend and listen to what is in fact a record of the
work of the Council.
There is another point I would like to mention. Honourable Members will
find on the Order Paper three bills dealing with public order or security. These
bills have, in fact, been prepared since last year, arising from institutions received
x
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from the Secretary of State issued on account of certain disturbances which arose
in Malaya of which the Secretary of* State had to take cognizance, and have
nothing whatsoever to do with the recent disturbances in Grenada. The fact
that these bills are being introduced so soon after these disturbances is purely
coincidental.

4. NOTICES OF MOTIONS.
There were no notices of motions.

5. PETITIONS.
There were no petitions.

6. PAPERS.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
.he honour to lay the following papers on the Council table :--
Council Paper No. 15 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes of 16th, 17th, 18th,
21st & 24th November, 1950
Council Paper No. 16 of 1951-Report of the Registrar General on the Vital
Statistics for the year 1949
Council Paper No. 17 of 1951-Annual Report of the Central Housing &
Planning Authority for the year 1949
Council Paper No. 18 of 1951-Cotton Protection (Close Season) Order 1951
Council Paper No. 19 of 1951-Travelling & Subsistence Allowances
(Amendment) Regulations, 1951
Council Paper No. 20 of 19l51-Post Office (Amendment) Regulations, 1951
Council Paper No. 21 of 1051-Post Office (Amendment No. 2) Regulations,
1951
Council Paper No. 22 of 1951-Burial Grounds Regulations, 1951
Council Paper No. 23 of 1951-Stamp Vendors (Amendment) Regulations,
1951
Council Paper No. 24 of 1951-British Judgments (Enforcement) (Singapore)
Order, 1951
In Typescript Report of the Registrar of the Supreme Court for the year
1950
In Typescript : Report of the Select Committee on the Agriculture Bill

7. NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
Honorable Member for South Windward : Your Honour, Honourable
Member,-. I give notice that I shall ask the following questions at a subsequent
meeting of Council :-
1. Is Government aware cf the dilapidated condition of the wooden bridge
over the Belair-Gomea river?
2. Will Government take immediate steps to correct the dangerous condition
of this bridge?
3. Is Government aware of the large number of civil cases which have been
on the waiting list of the Supreme Court for a very long overdue period? If
the answer is in the affirmative, will Government please state what steps
are being taken to relieve the condition?







8. QUESTIONS.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Member for Leeward to ask the
questions standing in his name.
Honourable Member for Leeward : Your Honour, Honourable Members, I beg
leave to ask the following questions standing in my name :-
Q. 1. Will Government please state what is the present position relative to the
erection of a school at Rose Hall?
A. The Methodist Authorities have approached the Administrator and the
Education Officer for assistance for the building of a school at Rose Hall.
The matter is under consideration and is likely to be so for some time.
Q. 2. Will Government please say how soon it is intended to start -the
reconstruction of the Leeward Highway?
A. During the latter half of 1951.
Q. 3. Will Government please state how soon the Public Works Department
intends to do the proposed improvements to the dangerous corners at
Jameson's Hole on the Leeward Highway?
A. During the period August-December, 1951.
Q. 4. In view of the fact that the people of Spring Village, Coulls Hill and
Troumaca are experiencing great difficulties in finding somewhere to put
their houses, will Government please take steps to provide house spots for
the people in these areas; and will Government please state what is the
present position relative to the removal of the Caribs from Rose Bank?
A. These matters are dependent on the acquisition of suitable land, which in
turn is dependent upon the acceptance by the Secretary of State of the
revised Development Plan which includes provision for the purchase of this
land.
Q. 5. Will Government please take steps to control the erosion which is taking
place at the Glebe, Barrouallie, on the Leeward Highway?
A. Soil conservation was done in the Glebe area some years ago. The
Agricultural Department reports that the contour lines laid down then are
still intact and that no serious erosion is occurring on the cultivated lands.
It has been pointed out, however, that there are some minor cuts at the
edge of the road, and steps will be taken to remedy these at the same time
the road is being reconstructed.

9. MOTIONS.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the
Motion standing in his name.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I beg to
move that this Council approves the Rules cited as the Saint Vincent Scholarship
(Amendment) Rules, 1951, made by the Governor in Council under section 29 of
the Education Ordinance, 1937, on the 30th day of March, 1951.
The object of this amendment is to remedy .a defect which occurred in the
principal Rules. Heretofore if a person had left school and was not attending any
recognized school in the Colony, he was not eligible to sit for the Scholarship. The
present amendment reads as follows :-
(c) for three years next preceding the day of the commencement of the
examination for the scholarship-
(i) he has been educated at a school in the Colony; or








(ii) if he has left such school, has received his education wholly and
entirely within the Colony; or
(iii) if he has never attended a school in the Colony has nevertheless
received his education wholly and entirely within the Colony."
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
President: Any amendment to the motion? Any counter motion?
Question put and agreed to.

BILLS.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Registration of Documents (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I beg
leave to move that a bill for an Ordinance to amend further the Registration of
Documents Ordinance, 1937, be introduced and read a first time.
The object of this Bill is to increase the fees for the registration of documents
under Ordinance No. 30 of 1937.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Colonial Treasurer to move the
first reading of the Exchange Control Bill.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : Your Honour, Honourable Members, I beg
to move the introduction of a Bill for an Ordinance shortly entitled the Exchange
Control Ordinance, 1951.
The object of this Bill is to confer powers, and impose duties and restrictions
in relation to gold, currency, payments, securities, debts, and the import, export,
transfer and settlement of property for purposes connected with the matters
aforesaid.
The Bill is based on the Model Ordinance supplied by the Secretary of State
for the Colonies, and in effect re-enacts the existing provisions for control of
exchange with certain consolidations and improvements which have resulted from
the experience of the U.K. Authorities in the working of the control.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I beg
leave to introduce and have read for a first time a bill for an Ordinance to amend
the Registration of Births and Deaths Ordinance, Cap. 150.
The object of this Bill is to bring the form of Medical Certificate ol causes of
death issued locally into conformity with the International Form of Medical
Certificates of cause of death as recommended by the International Revision
Conference.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg leave to introduce and have read for a
first time a bill for an Ordinance to amend the Summary Conviction Offences
Ordinance, Chapter 4,.







The object of this Bill is to enable a Magistrate to bind over a person to keep
the peace and to be of good behaviour generally without specifying any particular
individual in regard to whom he should be so bound.
The Bill has been drafted in accordance with instructions received from the
Secretary of State for the Colonies.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg leave to introduce and have read for a
first time a bill for an Ordinance to regulate the deportation of undesirable British
Subjects and for similar purposes.
The object of this Bill is to provide for the deportation of undesirable British
subjects.
This Bill has been introduced on instructions from the Secretary of State for
the Colonies and is based on a model Ordinance prepared by the Secretary of
State's Legal Adviser since 1937. Quite a number of the other islands, including
Grenada, Trinidad and Jamaica, have this Ordinance on their statute books, but
for some reason unknown to me it was never passed into law here. One of the
reasons why it is being enacted now is the reason stated by His Honour in his
announcements to Council this morning.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to introduce and have read for a first
time a Bill for an Ordinance to prohibit the wearing of uniforms in connection
with political objects and the maintenance by private persons of associations of a
military or similar character; and to make further provision for the preservation
of public order on the occasion of public processions and meetings and in public
places.
The object of this bill is as set out in the long title; and it is based on the
United Kingdom Public Order Act, 1936, from which it has been copied almost
word for word with a few changes here and there to make it suitable to local
conditions.
This Bill prohibits the use of uniforms for political purposes; it prohibits
anybody forming a quasi-military organisation; it gives members of the Police
power to maintain public order on occasions of processions and at meetings and to
direct the route such processions should take; it also gives the Police power to
enter any meeting and, should any person interrupt the meeting, to call upon him
for his name and address which, if he fail to give, he may be arrested and charged
before a Magistrate.
Section 4 sets out the method of prosecution in the case of a person organising
a quasi-military organisation.
It is an important and useful Bill and I do not think Council should have any
reason to believe that its provisions will be abused.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that this Council resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Agriculture Bill clause by
clause.







Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In Committee.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I have certain amendments to the bill to put
forward which have been made in the light of the Select Committee's report.
President : Do Honourable Members agree that we have already dealt with
the first 9 sections of the bill, and do not wish, therefore, to return to them?
Honourable Members : Agreed.
Clause 10-Decisions of Agricultural Area Committees subject to review by
Governor-in-Council.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Actually, section 10 has been deleted and is
replaced by section 13.
Honourable Member for South Windward : Why delete it, couldn't you have
just substituted section 13?
Honourable Crown Attorney : If the Honourable Memnber's suggestion were
adopted the sections would not follow in their natural sequence.
Clause 11-Agricultural areas Agricultural Area Committees.
Honourable Crown Attorney : This clause should be re-numbered 10 (1) and
the following amendments made :-
(1) Substitute comma for fullstop at the end of paragraph (c) and add the
word and thereto.
(2) Add the following new paragraph (d) :
(d) appoint a Central Agricultural Committee in the manner
hereinafter provided."
(3) Add the following as subsection (2) :-
10 (2) The persons appointed under paragraph (b) of the preceding
subsection, other than the Magistrates of the Colony, shall not
be Government employees, and shall possess some reasonable
experience in and a practical working knowledge of
agriculture."
President : Do these amendments meet with your approval, and may the new
clause 10 now stand part of the bill?
Honourable Members : Aye.
Clause 12-Constitution of Agricultural Area Committees.
Honourable Crown Attorney : This clause should be renumbered 11.
Question that renumbered clause 11 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Clause 13-Powers of Agricultural Area Committees.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Renumber this as clause 12.
Question that re-numbered clause 12 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
New Clause 13-Central Agricultural. Committee.
Honoudable Crown Attorney : The new clause 13 recommended by the Seleet
Committee reads as follows :-
13 (1) The Governor shall appoint a Central Agricultural Committee
which shall have power to review any decision, of an Agricultural Area
Committee given under sections 5 and 9 of this Ordinance at the request







either of the Superintendent or of the owner or occupier of the land affected
by such decision. The review shall be by way of re-hearing and for this
purpose the Central Agricultural Committee shall have the same powers as
are conferred on an Agricultural Area Committee by the preceding section.
(2) The Committee shall consist of five persons qualified in like manner
as the members of an Agricultural Area Committee, and no Government
employee may be a member thereof.
(3) A person shall not be disqualified for membership of the Central
Agricultural Committee by reason only that his name is on the panel of
persons from whom the Agricultural Area Committees are selected.
(4) The members of the Central Agricultural Committee shall select one
of their number to be Chairman of the Committee and in his absence may
appoint some other member to perform the duties of Chairman.
(5) Any three members of the Central Agricultural Committee shall
form a quorum and every question before the Committee shall be decided by
a majority of the votes of the members present."
Honourable Member for South Windward : I consider that the words the
'eview shall be by way of re-hearing in line 6 of 13 (1) should be deleted. If
the word "shall" is used it must be done, and I feel we should leave it to the
Committee to decide in what manner they will review decisions.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I do not agree with the proposed amendment.
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes : I feel that the Committee should have some
form of directive in the matter.
President : Those in favour of Mr. Bonadie's amendment?
No other Member but Mr. Bonadie.
Question that the new clause 13 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Clause 14-Maintenance of anti-erosion works.
Question that clause 14 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Clause 15-Application for advances.
Question that clause 15 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Clause 16-Source, interest on, and payment of advances.
Question that clause 16 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Clause 17-Advance to be charge on land.
Question that clause 17 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Claus 18-Registration of advances.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Add the words Ordinance No. 30 of 1937 in
the marginal note after advances ".
Question that clause 18 as amended stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Clause 19-Right of a lessee to compensation for work done.
Question that clause 19 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Clause 20-Power to make Regulations.
Question that clause 20 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Clause 21-Service of notices.,
Question that clause 21 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Schedule-Notification of Advance.
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes : The word Agricultural" in the second line of
the caption should be changed to Agriculture ".








President : Question that the Schedule stand part of the bill put and agreed
to.
Clause 1-Short title and commencement.
Question that clause 1 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I move that the Committee rise, Council
resume and the President report to the Council.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

Council resumes.
President : Honourable Members, I wish to report that the Agriculture Bill
has passed through the Committee stage with amendments to sections 10-13,
Section 18. and to the Schedule.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the President's report be
adopted.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the bill be read a third time
by title and passed.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time.
Honourable Crown Attcrney : I beg to move that the Council resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole Council to consider certain amendments to the
Hydro-electric Bill suggested by His Excellency the Governor of the Windward
Islands.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In Committee.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Soon after this bill was passed, it was pointed
out to me that if the repeal clause came into effect, the administration would have
no legal power to continue supplying electric current or to collect dues for current
supplied.
Unfortunately there is no provision under our existing Standing Rules &
Orders to recommit a bill after the third reading and recourse had to be had to the
cumbersome procedure of asking the Governor to refer the bill back to the
Administrator indicating that he was prepared to give his assent to it provided
certain amendments (which were specified by the Administrator) were made. This
His Excellency has done, and the proposal now before the Council is that a proviso
should be added to section 24 reading as follows :-
Provided that this repeal shall only become effective on such date as may
be appointed by the Governor of the Windward Islands by proclamation
published in the Gazette ".
It seems to me, however, that being a local matter, this administration would
know at what stage the Corporation is ready to commence operations, and it would
be more convenient for the proclamation to be issued by the Administrator.
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes : I move the deletion of the words of the
Windward Islands"







President : Is the proviso generally approved?
Honourable Members : Aye.
Honourable Crown Attorney : The proviso with the amendment suggested
by Mr. Hughes now reads :
Provided that this repeal shall only become effective on such date as may
be appointed by the Governor by proclamation published in the Gazette ".
President : May clause 24 with that amendment stand part of the bill?
Honourable Members : Aye.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I move that the Committee rise, Council
resume and the President report to the Council.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
President: Honourable Members, I have to report that the Hydro-Electric
Bill has again been considered by the Committee of this Council and that an
amendment has been made to clause 24 by the addition of a proviso regarding the
date from which such repeal shall become effective.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I move that the President's report be adopted.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
President : I now call upon the Colonial Treasurer to move the second
reading of the Entertainments (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that the Entertainments
(Amendment) Bill be read a second time.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that this Council resolve
itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.


In Committee.
Glause 2-Section 8 of principal Ordinance amended.
President : What do Honourable Members feel about this amendment? The
whole point is to give the Governor-in-Council power to remit fees and taxes under
certain conditions.
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes : In view of the fact that sometimes the net
proceeds of an entertainment are not devoted to charity, I would suggest an
amendment to the first line of section 8 by inserting the words the whole or any
part of between the words remit and all ".
Honourable 0. D. Brisbane : As the net proceeds may not always be devwteel
to charity I suggest that the word "net" in the first- line of sub-section (a) be
deleted and any substituted therefore.
Honourable E. A. C. Hughes : In any case you always have subsection (d) to
fall back on.
President : With these two amendments, may clause 2 stand part of the Bill?







Honourable Members : Aye.

Clause 1-Short title.
Question that clause 1 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer: I move that the Committee rise, Council
resume and.the President report back to the Council.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Report Stage.
President : Honourable Members, I have the honour to report that the
Entertainments (Amendment) Bill passed through the Committee stage with an
amendment to the first line of section 8 and first part of sub-section (a) of the
same section.
Honorable Colonial Treasurer : I move that the President's report be
adopted.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that the Bill be read a third
time by title and passed.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move the second reading of the
Pensions (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
Honourable Colonial 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 Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
In Committee.
Clause 2-Section 6 (2) of principal Ordinance amended.
Question that clause 2 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 1-Short title.
Question that clause 1 stand part of the bill put and agreed to.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I move that the Committee rise, Gouncil
resume and the President report back to the Council.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
President : I beg to report that the Pensions (Amendment) Bill passed
through the Committee stage without amendment.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that the President's report be
adopted.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to. -







Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that a Bill for an Ordinance
further to amend the Pensions Ordinance No. 16 of 1948 be read a third time.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time.
President : Honourable Members, I think it is incumbent on me to make
some remarks on the Mid-Missions Incorporation Bill which is down for second
reading.
At a previous meeting of Council the Honourable Crown Attorney made some
observations on the Bill. The policy which Executive Council had adopted in such
matters was that they were not prepared to allow aliens to acquire property in the
Colony.
On that basis, there wvs reason for the Crown Attorney wishing to study the
bill.
The matter has, howe-ver, been reconsidered by Executive Council who are now
prepared to consider applications on their merits and, therefore, there is no real
objection to this Bill being proceeded with at this meeting .
I, therefore, call upon the Honourable Member for South Windward to move
the second reading of the Mid-Missions Incorporation Bill.
Honourable Member for South Windward : Your Honour, Honourable Members
of this Council, I beg to move the second reading of a bill for an Ordinance for the
incorporation of certain persons as Trustees of the Mission known as the General
Council of Cooperating Baptist Missions of North America.
Honourable Member for Leeward : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
Honourable Member for South Windward: I beg leave to move that this,
Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill
clause, by clause.
Honourable Member for Leeward : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In Committee.
Clause 2-Incorporation of Trustees.
Question that clause 2 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 3-Trustees may acquire property.
Question that clause 3 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 4-Vesting of properties.
Question that clause 4 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 5-Trustees may dispose .of property.
Question that clause 5 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 6-Filling of vacancies among Trustees.
Question that clause 6 st..and part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 7-Saving of Crown and other rights.
Question that clause 7 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Schedule.
Question that the Schedule stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.





7.


Clause 1-Short title.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Member for South Windward : I move that the Committee rise,
Council resume and the President report back to the Council.
Honourable Member for Leeward : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
President: Honourable Members, I have to report c that the Mid-Missions.
Incorporation Bill has passed through the Committee stage without amendment.
Honourable Member for South Windward : I beg to move that the President's
report be adopted.
Honourable Member for Leeward : I second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Member for South Windward : I beg to move that the Bill be read
a third time and passed.
Honourable Member for Leeward : I second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time.
President : On the adjournment, I would welcome any comments on the
statement I made on the proposed meetings of Council during July and August.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that this Council do now adjourn
sine die
President : Any debate?
Honourable Crown Attorney : With regard to the Elections, I would like to
report for Honourable Members' information that the lists of electors are being
typed now and I hope to have them completed by Saturday. There still remains
the final revision and checking of the lists to ensure that all names are included.
When that has been done, the lists will be published.
Council will I feel sure realise that the preparation and publication of these
lists is rather a long drawn out and expensive process.

Council adjourned.
HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.



Confirmed 2nd 'November, 1951.


W. F. COUTTS,
Administrator.








MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF ST. VINCENT
HELD IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER ON THURSDAY 5TH JULY,
1951, AT 10 A.M.

PRESENT :
His Excellency the Governor of the Windward Islands-Brigadier RO .
ARUNDELL, K.C.M.G., O.B.E.,
His Honour the Administrator, W. F. COUTTS, M.B.E., President,
The Honourable P. CECIL LEWIS, Crown Attorney, a
V. D. ARCHER, Colonial Treasurer,
W. A. HADLEY, Nominated Member, -
0. D. BRISBANE, Nominated Member,
E. DUNCAN, Member for North Windward,
S. F. BONADIE, Member for South Windward. .'

ABSENT :
The Honourable E. A. C. HUGHES, Nominated Member (occupied in the Supreme
Court),
." G. A. MCINTOSH, Member for Kingstown (attending Festival of
Britain),
E. A. JOACHIM, Member for Leeward,
." S. G. DE FREITAS, Member for the Grenadines.

1. PRAYERS.
His Excellency the Governor read the prayer of the Council.

2. PRESENTATION OF AWARDS.
To Mr. William Marcus Lopey, M.B.E., M.A.
Governor : Will the Honourable Crown Attorney please read the Royal
Warrant.
Honourable Crown Attorney reads Warrant and Grant of Dignity appointing
Mr. William Marcus Lopey to be a Member of the Civil Division of the Most
Excellent Order of the British Emph-e.
Governor : Mr. Lopey, by command of the King I am to present to you the
Insignia of a Member of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the
British Empire.
Congratulations, Mr. Lopey.

To Mr. Thomas Ince.
Governor : Will the Honourable Crown Attorney please read the citation.
Honourable Crown Attorney reads citation as follows :-
THOMAS INdE, Linesman, Electricity Department, Kingstown, St. Vincent,
Windward Islands.
since atid other workmen were waiting for some high tension lines to be
isolated before starting Work On all electrical transformer when one of the men,







thinking the current was off, climbed a ladder and grasped one of the wires. He
was rendered unconscious and collapsed on to a stay wire. Ince immediately ran
up the ladder and cut the wire with insulated pliers. He then supported the man
until help arrived and the current was switched off.
Ince showed gileat presence of mind and a total disregard of his own safety,
since, had he touched or fallen on to the live wire which was dangling around him,
the consequences would probably have proved fatal.
Governor : Mr. Ince, by command of the King I any to present to you the
British Empire Medal.
Congratulations, Mr. Ince.

To Mr. Stanley Sutherland.
Governor : Will the Honourable Crown Attorney please read the Certificate.
Honourable Crown Attorney reads the Certificate of the King's Commendation
for Brave Conduct.
Governor : Mr. Sutherland, by command of the King I am to present to you
the Silver Laurel Leaf Emblems and Certificate of the King's Commendation for
Brave Conduct.
Congratulations, Mr. Sutherland.
His Excellency then withdrew from the meeting and Council was adjourned
for a few minutes.

RESUMPTION OF COUNCIL.

3. MINUTES.
The minutes of the meetings of the Council held on the 11th January and the
1st February, 1951, were confirmed.

4. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
No announcements were made.

5. NOTICES OF MOTIONS.
There were no notices of motions.

6. PETITIONS.
There were no petitions.

7. PAPERS.
President : Are there any papers to be laid?
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to lay the following papers on the Council Table :-
Ccuncil Paper No. 25 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes, 11th December, 1950.
Council Paper 'No. 26 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes, 11th January, 1951.
Council Parer No. 27 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes, 23rd January, 1951.
Council Paper No. 28 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes, 8th February, 1951.








Council Paper No. 29 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes, 20th February, 1951.
Council Paper No. 30 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes, 8th March, 1951.
Council Paper No. 31 of 1951-Legislative Council (Electoral Districts) Order, 1951.
Council Paper No. 32 of 1951-Legislative Council (Remuneration of Election
Officers) Rules, 1961.
Council Paper No. 33 of 1951-Post Office (Amendment No. 3) Regulations, 1951.
Council Paper No. 34 of 1951-Legislative Council (Remuneration of Election
Officers) (Amendment) Rules, 1951.
Council Paper No. 35 of 1951-Colonial Hospital (Laboratory Fees) Rules, 1951.
Council Paper No. 36 of 1951-Villa Airport Regulations, 1951.
Council Paper No. 37 of 1951-Post Office (Amendment No. 4) Regulations, 1951.
Council Paper No. 38 of 1951-Currency Restrictions and Travellers Exemptions
(Amendment) Order, 1951.

8. NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
There were no notices of questions.

9. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
President: I now call upon the Honourable Member for South Windward to
ask the questions standing in his name.
Honourable Member for South Windward : Your Honour, Honourable
Members, I beg leave to ask the following questions standing in my name :-
Q. 1. Is Government aware of the dilapidated condition of the wooden bridge
over the Belair-Gomea river, and will Government take immediate steps to
correct the dangerous condition of this bridge?
A. Work is in progress on the bridge.
Q. 2. Is Government aware of the large number of civil cases which have been
on the waiting list of the Supreme Court for a. very long overdue period?
If the answer is in the affirmative will Government please state what steps
are being taken to relieve the condition?
A. The Honourable Member seems to have been misinformed, as there are no
arrears of civil qases filed in the Supreme Court, and cases are being heard
which have only been filed quite recently.

10. MOTIONS.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the
Motions standing in his name.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to move :
That this Council approve the Regulations cited as the Education
(Government and Assisted Primary Schools) (Amendment) Regulations,
1951, made by the Governor in Council under section 29 of the Education
Ordinance, No. 29 of 1937, on the 8th day of June, 1951.
The object of this Regulation is to provide for visitors to schools and to state
the duties of such visitors. This is a new regulation inserted after Regulation 42
of the principal Regulations.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to. Motion accepted,








Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to move :
That this Council approve the Regulations cited as the Central Water
Distribution (Amendment) Regulations, 1951, made by the Central Water
Distribution Authority under section 28 of the Central Water Distribution
Authority Ordinance No. 12 of 1950 on the 15th day of March, 1951, and
approved by the Governor in Council on the 12th day of June, 1951.
As is indicated in the Resolution, these Regulations have been made by the
Central Water Distribution Authority and have been approved by the Governor in
Council. Before they can become law, however, they must have the final approval
of the Legislative Council.
Two new regulations have been added after Regulation 3 setting out the
annual general water rate for premises
(a) without a private water service
(b) with a private water service
and give the additional charges on premises with private water service. These
charges range from $48.00 for a 21/2 inch pipe to $10.00 for a '/2 inch pipe supply.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to. Motion accepted.

BILLS.
(SECOND READING).
President : I now call upon the Honourable Colonial Treasurer to move the
second reading of the Exchange Control Bill.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : Your Honour, Honourable Members, I beg
to move the second reading of a bill for an Ordinance to confer powers, and
impose duties and restrictions, in relation to gold, currency, payments, securities,
debts, and the import, export, transfer and settlement of property, and for
purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
President : Honourable Membcrs will remember that we recently decided that
debate on such Bills should take place before the Counci. moved into Committee.
There was no debate on the Bill.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that this Council resolve
itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.

In Committee.
Clause 2-General provisions as to interpretation.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : In sub-section 4, lines two and seven, insert
after the word sterling the following words or British West Indian dollars "
and change the word two in the penultimate line to four ". A typographical
error in the word limitations in the second line of sub-section 5 should also be
corrected.








President: With these amendments may clause 2 stand part of the Bill
Members : Aye.

PART I-GOLD AND FOREIGN CURRENCY.
Clause 3-Dealings in gold and foreign currency.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : Similarly in sub-section (4) (a), after the
word sterling in line four insert or British West Indian dollars ".
President : With that amendment, may Clause 3 stand part of the Bill?
Members : Aye.
Clause 4-Surrender of gold and foreign currency.
Question that Clause 4 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 5-Bailees of gold and foreign currency.
Question that Clause 5 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 6-Travellers' cheques etc.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : In sub-sections (3) and (4) after the word
" sterling" in lines one and three respectively, insert or British West Indian
dollars ".
President : With these amendments may Clause 6 stand part of the Bill?
Members : Aye.

PART II-PAYMENTS.
Clause 7-Payments in the Colony.
Question that Clause 7 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 8-Payments outside the Colony.
Question that Clause 8 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 9-Compensation deals.
Question that Clause 9 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.

PART III-SECURITIES.
Clause 10-Issue of Securities.
Question that Clause 10 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 11-Transfer of securities and coupons.
Question that Clause 11 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 12-Issue of bearer certificates and coupons.
Question that Clause 12 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 13-Substitution of securities and certificates outside the Colony.
Question that Clause 13 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 14-Payment of capital monies outside the Colony.
Question that Clause 14 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 15-Duties of persons keeping registers.
Question that Clause 15 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 16-Additional provisions as to, nominee holdings.
Question that Clause 16 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 17-Deposit of certificates of title.
Question that Clause 17 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 18-Additional provisions as to deposited certificates.
Question that Clause 18 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 19-Special provisions as to dealings in certain securities.
Question that Clause 19 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.








Clause 20-Validation-of certain transfers.
Question that Clause 20 stand part of the Bill put and agreed te.
Clause 21-Application of Part III to secondary securities.
Question that Clause 21 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 22-Interpretation of Part III.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : In sub-section (i) the following corrections
in punctuation should be made : commas should be placed after the word "cannot"
in the second line, and the word Colony in the third line. The comma after
"become in the third line should be deleted.
Question that Clause 22 as amended stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
PART IV-IMPORT AND EXPORT.
Clause 23-Restrictions on import.
Question that Clause 23 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 24-General restrictions on export.
Honourable COelonial Treasurer : In Sub-section (d) (iii) delete the -word
"sterling at the end of line two and add that of the scheduled territoiy and
payable otherwise than within the scheduled territories ".
President: With that amendment may Clause 24 stand part of the Bill?
Members : Aye.
Clause 25-Payment for exports.
Question that Clause 25 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
PART V-MISCELLANEOUS.
Clause 26-Duty to collect certain debts.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : In line five of subsection (i) and lines 3 of
(1) (a), 4 of (b) (ii) and 3 of sub-section (2) after the word sterling insert or
British West Indian dollars ".
President: With these amendments may Clause 26 stand part of the Bill?
Members: Aye.
Clause 27-Duty not to delay sale or importation of goods.
Question that Clause 27 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 28-Property obtained by infringement of Ordinance.
Question that Clause 28 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 29-Provisions supplemental to preceding provisions of Part V.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : In sub-section (1) insert after the word
"sterling in line four the following words or British West Indian dollars ".
President : With that amendment may Clause 29 stand part of the Bill?
Members : Aye.
Clause 30-Transfer of annuities, policies, etc.
Question that Clause 30 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 31-Settlements.
Question that Clause 31 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 32-Companies.
Question that Clause 32 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
PART VI-SUPPLEMETAL.
Clause 33-Eenmptions.
question that Clause 33 stand part of the Bill put and agreed t6,o.








Clause 34-Blocked aeeounts.
Question that Clause 34 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 35-Contracts, legal proceedings, etc.
Question that Clause 35 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 36-Enforcement and administration.
Question that Clause 36 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 37-Application to Crown.
Question that Clause 37 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 38-Governor's orders.
Question that Clause 38 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 39-Other powers.
Question that Clause 39 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 40-Financial provisions.
Question that Clause 40 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 41-Branehes.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer: In sub-section (1) (b), delete the comma
after the word business in the third line.
President: With that amendment may Clause 41 stand part of the Bill?
Members : Aye.
Clause 42-Persons leaving the scheduled territories.
Question that Clause 42 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 43-Determination of residence.
Question that Clause 43 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
FIRST SCHEDULE.
The Scheduled Territories.
Question that the First Schedule stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
SECOND SCHEDULE.
Foreign Companies.
Question that the Second Schedule stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
THIRD SCHEDULE.
Blocked Accounts.
Question that the Third Schedule stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
FOURTH SCHEDULE.
Legal Proceedings, etc.
Question that the Fourth Schedule stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
FIFTH SCHEDULE.
Enforcement.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : The following four additional paragraphs
should be added to the second parn of the Schedule :-
4. Where a corporation is charged, whether alone or jointly with some
other person, with an indictable offence punishable under this Part of this
Schedule, the Magistrate may, if he is of opinion that the evidence offered on
the part of the prosecution is sufficient to put the accused corporation upon
trial, commit the corporation for trial.
5. Where an indictment has been filed against a corporation in respect
of an offence punishable as aforesaid, the corporation may, on arraignment
before the supreme curt enter in writing by its representative a plea of
guilty or not guilty, and if either the corporation does not appear by a







representative or, though it does so appear, fails to enter as aforesaid any
plea, the court shall order a plea of not guilty to be entered and the trial
shall proceed as though the corporation had duly entered a plea of not guilty.
6. Any indictment filed against a corporation or other document
addressed to a corporation may be served upon the corporation by leaving it
at, or sending it by post to the registered office of the corporation or, if there
be no such office in the colony by leaving it .at or sending it by post to the
corporation at any place in the Colony at which it trades or conducts
business.
7. In this paragraph the expression representative in relation to a
corporation means a person duly appointed by the corporation to represent
it for the purpose of doing any act or thing which the representative of a
corporation is by this Part of this Schedule authorised to do but a person so
appointed shall not, by virtue only of being so appointed, be qualified to act
on behalf of the corporation before any court for any other purpose.
A representative for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule need not
be appointed under the seal of the corporation, and a statement in writing
purporting to be signed by a managing director of the corporation, or by any
person (by whatever name called) having, or being one of the persons
having, the management of the affairs of the corporation, to the effect that
the person named in the statement has been appointed as the representative
of the corporation for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule shall be
admissible without further proof as prima facie evidence that that person
has been so appointed.
Honourable Member for South Windward: Can you explain this to us-
where does it come in?
President : On page 36 at the end of Part II of the Fifth Schedule.
Honourable Crown Attorney : These additional paragraphs make provision
for taking proceedings against a corporation.
President: With these additions may the Fifth Schedule stand part of the
Bill?
Members : Aye.
Clause 1-Short title, commencement and repeal.
Question that Clause 1 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that the Committee rise,
Council resume and the President report to the Council.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Council resumes.
President : I have the honour to report that a Bill shortly entitled the
Exchange Control Bill, 1951 has passed through the Committee stage with a
number of amendments.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to move that the President's report be
adopted.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to. *
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : t'beg to move that the Bill be read a third
time by title and passed.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bili read a third time.







President: I now call upon -;!he Honourable Crown Attorney to move the
second reading of the Registration of Documents (Amendment) Bill, 1951,
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move the second reaCing of a Bill for
an Ordinance to amend further the Registration of Documents Ordinance, 1937.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg leave to move that this Council resolve
itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider this Bill clause by clause.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
In Committee.
Clause 2-Schedule to principal Ordinance repealed and replaced.
Question that Clause 2 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
SCHEDULE.


Fees.
The following amendments to the Schedule were proposed and agreed :-
Line eleven to read :
Exceeds $10,000-00 but does not exceed $12,000.00 $
And the insertion of a new line (line twelve) to read :


30o00


Exceeds $12,000-00 $30-00 plus an ad-
ditional 1/4% on
each $1,000 or
part thereof.
Line fifteen-delete the figure $400 and replace it bf the figure $500.
Line sixteen-delete the figure $400 and replace it by the figure $500.
Question that the Schedule as amended stand part of the Bill put and agreed
to.
Clause 1-Short title.
Honourable Crown Attorney : "No. 30 of 1937" should be placed in the
margin opposite the words Registration of Documents Ordinance, 1937 "
Question that Clause 1 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the Committee rise, Council
resume and the President report to the Council.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Council Resumes.
President : I have the honour to report that the Registration of Documents
(Amendment) Bill has passed through the Committee stage with certain
amendments to the Schedule.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the President's report be
adopted.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the Bill be read a third
time by title and passed.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.








Bill read a third time -and passed.
President : I call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the second
reading of the Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I beg leave to move that a Bill for an Ordinance
to amend the Registration of Births and Deaths Ordinance, Cap 150, be read a
second time.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that this Council resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
In Committee.
Clause 2-First Schedule to principal Ordinance amended.
Question that Clause 2 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 1-Short title.
Question that Clause 1 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the Committee rise Council
resume and the President report to the Council.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Council Resumes.
President : I beg to report that the Registration of Births and Deaths
(Amendment) Bill, 1951 has passed through the Committee stage without
amendment.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the President's report be
adopted.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney: I beg to move that the Bill be read a third
time by title and passed.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the Motion
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time.
President : I call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the second
reading of the Summary Conviction Offences (Amendment) Bill, 1951.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that a Bill for an Ordinance to
amend the Summary Conviction Offences Ordinance, Chap. 14 be read a second
time.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I move that this Council resolve itself into a
Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
In Committee.
Clause 2-Principal Ordinance amended by addition of new section.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I move the deletion of the comma In
subsection (2) line two, .......








Question that Clause 2 as amended stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 1-Short title.
Question that Clause 1 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the Committee rise Council
resume and the President report to the Council.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the motion.
Council Resumes.
President: I have to report that the Summary Conviction Offences
(Amendment) Bill, 1951, has passed through the Committee stage with one
amendment.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I move that the President's report be adopted.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I move that the Bill be read a third time by
title and passed.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the
second reading of the Deportation (British Subjects) Bill, 1951.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move the second reading of a Bill for
an Ordinance to regulate the deportation of undesirable British Subjects and for
similar purposes.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
Honourable 0. D. Brisbane : I take it to mean that this Bill refers to British
Subjects other than persons born in the Colony who for some reason should be
sent back to the Colony in which they were born. They cannot however be sent
outside of the British Empire.
Honourable Crown Attorney : On page 3 of the Bill are set out the various
categories of persons deemed to belong to the Colony..................
Honourable Member for South Windward : I would just like to say one or two
words on this Bill. Whenever a Bill of this nature comes up before the Council I
do not like the opportunity to pass without expressing my feelings, for the time
has come now when we must start to think in terms West Indian. I realise that
each Colony as it stands should protect itself against undesirable immigrants, but
my own view is that Bills like this should not be introduced in this Colony at the
present time, in view of the very great desirability of West Indian federation and
the desirability of showing to the other Colonies in the West Indies our feelings
that we are all one, and that there should be a oneness amongst us. A Bill like
this should really come from a Federal Council of the West Indies. As it is, it
seems to give the impression that we are still very insular in our outlook.
Honourable Member for North Windward : Your Honour, Honourable
Members. I think I have to express a different view from the Honourable Member
for South Windward. I feel that an Ordinance of this kind is necessary, and while
we are all in favour of federation, I don't think it is out of place to pass this
Ordinance. What I would like to find out is how the interpretation on page 2 of
"undesirable person" reads with Section 2 regarding persons who are British
subjects, born in the Colony.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Normally, a person who, although not born in
the Colony but is ordinarily resident in the Colony for seven years or more, would








be deemed to be a resident of the Colony; but if, he is in fact an undesirable or
convicted person within the meaning of section 2 (1) of this bill he forfeits the
right to be deemed to belong to this Colony by virtue of seven years residence
therein, and can be deported therefrom. Normally, seven years' continuous
residence would raise a presumption that a person belongs to the Colony but if he
is an undesirable or convicted person, such presumption would be rebutted. This
provision does not apply to a person born in the Colony : it .applies to a person
coming into the Colony and remaining here continuously for seven years or more.
If such a person is found to be an undesirable person or is a convicted person he
may be deported from the Colony.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that this Council resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill clause by clause.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
In Committee.
Clause 2-Interpretation.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : Under sub-section (2), proviso (a), I move
the deletion of the comma after the word fact in the third line and placing it
after the word that instead.
Question that Clause 2 as amended stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 3-Power to make Deportation Orders.
Question that Clause 3 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 4-Power to make Restriction Orders.
Question that Clause 4 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 5-Power to make Security Orders.
Question that Clause 5 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 6-Procedure for making Orders.
Honourable Crown Attorney : This Section provides that these Orders should
be made by a Court. This gives the person an opportunity of appearing before a
Judge and being heard against the Orders.
Question that Clause 6 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 7-Service of notice and arrest.
Question that Clause 7 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 8-Powers of Judge.
Question that Clause 8 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 9-Detention in custody pending decision.
Honourable Crown Attorney : In certain cases before a deportation Order
can become effective, the Secretary of State has to approve thereof.
Question that Clause 9 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 10-Contents of Orders.
Question that Clause 10 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 11-Execution of Orders.
Question that Clause 11 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 12-Expenses.
Question that Clause 12 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 13-Persons undergoing sentence.
Question that Clause 13 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 14-Revocation and variation of Orders.
Question that Clause 14 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clav.s2 15-Penalties for breach of Order.
Question that Clause 15 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 16-Penalty for harbouring.








Question that Clause 16 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 17-Institution of proceedings.
Question that Clause 17 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 18-Evidence.
Question that Clause 18 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 19-Report to Secretary of State.
Question that Clause 19 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 20-Regulations.
Question that Clause 20 stand pert of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 21-Chapter 165 to cease to apply to British Subjects.
Question that Clause 21 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 22-Immigration (Restriction) Ordinance No. 2 of 1939 not to be restricted.
Honourable Crown Attorney : There is an Ordinance (The Undesirable Persons
Expulsion Ordinance, Cap. 165) already in existence which contains provisions
similar to this bill but this bill is an improvement on the Immigration
(Restriction) Ordinance, 1939 and the Undesirable Persons Expulsion Ordinance
mentioned above. This latter Ordinance will, after the passage of this bill, cease
to apply to British subjects.
Question that Clause 22 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 1-Short title.
Question that Clause 1 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the Committee rise, Council
resume and the President report to the Council.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Council resumes.
President : I have to report that a Bill shortly entitled the Deportation
(British Subjects) Bill has passed through the Committee stage with one mixor
amendment.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I move that the President's report be adopted.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I move that the Bill be read a third time by
title and passed.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the
second reading of the Public Order Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I beg
leave to move the second reading of a Bill for an Ordinance to prohibit the wearing
of uniforms in connection with political objects and the maintenance by private
persons of associations of military or similar character; and to make further
provision for the preservation of public order on the occasion of public processions
and meetings and in public places. The short title of this Bill is the Public Order
Bill.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a second time.
Honourable Member for South Windward : There is one point I would like to
be informed about. I am not aware of the existence of any such Ordinance in any
other Colony, and I Would like to be fully informed as to whether this Ordinance








has been modelled on any Ordinance in these parts. As Your Honour is aware,
this is really a serious restrict-ion as regards dress : it is a restriction on the liberty
of the subject. I .am not quite sure whether the Superintendent of Police is the
person to judge; and would like to know if this Bill has been passed anywhere else
in the West Indies.
Honourable Crown Attorney : This Bill is based on and taken almost word
for word from the United Kingdom Public Order Act, 1936. It was passed in
England when Fascism was beginning to take root there and the Blackshirts"
were in the habit of beating up Jews and committing other acts of violence.
Grenada has recently introduced such a Bill, and so has St. Lucia, and it is, as
I have said, based on the English Act.
The idea is to prevent people from usurping the functions of Government by
forming themselves into quasi-military organizations with the intention of taking
the law into their own hands.
Clause 2-Interpretation.
Question that Clause 2 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 3-Prohibition of uniforms in connection with political objects.
Question that Clause 3 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 4-Prohibition of quasi-military organisation.
Question that Clause 4 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 5-Powers for the preservation of public order on the occasion of
processions.
Question that Clause 5 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 6-Prohibition of offensive weapons at public meetings and processions.
Question that Clause 6 stand pa-A: of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 7-Prohibition of offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace.
Question that Clause 7 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 8-Penalty on endeavour to break up public meeting.
Question that Clause 8 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 9-Enforcement.
Question that Clause 9 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 10-Commencement.
Question that Clause 10 stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Clause 1-Short title.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Insert 51 after 19 in line two.
Question that Clause 1 as amended stand part of the Bill put and agreed to.
Honourable 0. D. Brisbane : I think this Bill should serve a very useful
purpose in these days.
President : It is very necessary.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I move that the Committee rise, Council
resume and the President report to the Council.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Council Resumes.
President : Honourable Members, I have to report that the Public Order Bill
has passed through the Committee stage without amendment.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the President's report be
adopted.
Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I beg to move that the Bill be read a third
time by title and passed.






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Honourable Colonial Treasurer : I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a third time.
Honourable Crown Attorney : I move that this Council be adjourned
sine die.
President : Any debate on the adjournment?
There was no debate.
President : I declare this Council adjourned sine die.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk Legislative Couneio.



Confirmed 2nd November, 1951.

W. F. COUTTS,
Administrator.












MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF ST. VINCENT
HELD IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER ON THURSDAY 2ND
AUGUST, 1951. AT 10 A.M.

PRESENT : F 4
His Honour W. F. CouTTs, M.B.E., Administrator, President, 5
The Honourable P. CECIL LEWIS, Crown Attorney,
W. A. HADLEY, Nominated Member, U tu
0. D. BRISBANE, Nominated Member,
E. DTNCAN, Member for North Windward,
E. A. JOACHIM, Member for Leeward, C
." S. F. BONADIE, Member for South Windward.
ABSENT :
The Honourable V. D. ARCHER, Colonial Treasurer, (indisposed),
E. A. C. HUGHES, 'Nominated Member, (engaged in Court),
G. A. MCINTOSH, Member for Kingstown, (attending Festival of
Britain),
S. G. DEFREITAS, Member for the Grenadines.
1. PRAYERS.
The meeting was opened with prayer.
2. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES.
The minutes of the meetings of the Council held on 1st March, 5th April, and
3rd May, 1951, which had been circulated, were taken as read and were confirmed.
3. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
President : Honourable Members, I have only one announcement to make
this morning, and it concerns the future of the existing Legislative Council and
the arrangements to be made in connection with the next elections. Executive
Council will have to fix the date at a meeting to be held later to-day. As you know,
we are still awaiting an Order in Council, and it would be necessary to amend the
Ordinance in certain particulars.
I would like us however to complete matters which are still outstanding before
the present Council is dissolved, and I feel it would bo wise not to dissolve this
Council until we know more about the nomination and election.
4. NOTICES OF MOTIONS.
There were no Notices of Motions.
5. PETITIONS.
There were no petitions.
6. PAPERS.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to lay the following papers on the table :-
Council Paper No. 39 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes, 3rd April, 1951.
Council Paper No. 40 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes, 5th April, 1951.
Council Paper No. 41 of 1951-Report on the Medical and Sanitary Department for
the year 1949.
Council Paper No. 42 of 1951-Report on the working of the Government Housing
Loans Board for the year. 1950.
Council Paper No. 43 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes, 17th April, 1951.








Council Paper No. 44 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes, 1st May, 1951.
Council Paper No. 45 of 1951-Finance Committee Mirnutes, 3rd May, 1951.
Council Paper No. 46 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes of 15th May, 1951.
Council Paper No. 47 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes, 5th June, 1951.
Council Paper No. 48 of 1951-Finance Committee Minutes, 19th June, 1951.
Council Paper No. 49 of 1951-Statement regarding the award of Scholarships.
Council Paper 'No. 50 of 1951-Report on the Department of Agriculture for the
year 1949.
7. QUESTIONS.
There were no questions.
8. MOTIONS.
President : I now call on the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
motion standing in his name.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to move that this Council approves the Order cited as the Department
of Labour (Industrial Workers) (Amendment) Order, 1951, made by the Governor
in Council under section 5 (1) of the Department of La.our Ordinance, 1942, (No.
14 of 1942) on the 11th July, 1951.
The object of this amendment is to increase the bonus paid to industrial
workers from 25% to 331/3%.
Honourable 0. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the motion.
There was no debate on the Motion.
'Question put and agreed to.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the
second motion standing in his name.
Honorable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to move that this Council approves the Order cited as the Department
of Labour (Agricultural Workers) (Amendment No. 2) Order, 1951, made by the
Governor in Council under Section 5 (1) of the Department of Labour Ordinance,
1942 (No. 14 of 1942) on the 11th July, 1951.
The object of this amendment is similar to that of the previous amendment,
that is to say to increase the bonus paid to agricultural workers from 25% to 33 ,,%.
Honourable 0. D. Brisbane : I second the motion.
There was no debate on the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
The motion standing in the name of the Honourable E. A. C. Hughes was not
taken.
9. BILLS.
President : I now call upon the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Trade Unions and Trade Disputes (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to introduce and have read for the first time a Bill for an Ordinance to
amend the Trade Unions and Trade Disputes Ordinance, No. 3 of 1950. The
objects of this Bill are :-
(a) to include a definition of the word prescribed in section 2 of the
principal Ordinance;
(b) to correct a typographical error appearing in section 9 (3);
(c) give the Registrar power to appoint an auditor of the accounts of a trade
union. Hitherto such power was conferred on the trade union itself;
(d) empower the Registrar on behalf of a trade union to sue the Treasurer
or other officer of the union for any money due from the Treasurer or









such officer to the union, or for any securities, effects, bills, papers and
property of th' trade union in his hands or custody.
(e) repeal and replace section 13 of the principal Ordinance and in its place
to give the Governor in Council power to prescribe by rules the forms of
statement of account, assets and liabilities, audit certificate etc. to be
sent to the Registrar in connection with the funds of a trade union.
Honourable 0. D. Brisbane : I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
President : I now call on the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Compensation for Injuries (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to introduce and have read for the first time a Bill for an Ordinance
to amend the Compensation for Injuries Ordinakce.
The objects of this bill are :-
(a) to extend the benefits of actions which may be brought by the
dependents of persons killed by any unlawful act or default to
illegitimate and adopted persons;
(b) to exclude f-c -1 consideration when assessing charges under this
Ordinance, ainy sum paid or payable by insurance companies to the
dependents of the deceased;
(c) to permit damages to be awarded to dependents in respect of the funeral
expenses of the deceased if the dependents have in fact incurred such
expenses;
(d) to ensure that on the death of a person after the commencement of this
Ordinance all causes of action subsisting against or vested in him shall
survive against, or as the case may be, for the benefit of his estate,
except in the cases mentioned in section 14 (1). "
2. The bill also makes it clear that damages which may be obtained under
section 14 are for the benefit of the estate of the deceased and in no way affect the
remedies vested in his dependents under sections 2 to 13.
3. As a result of the provisions of section 14, subsections (1), (2) and (4) of
section 9 of the Intestates Estates Ordinance which relate to injuries to property
only are now unnecessary and have been replaced.
Henourable 0. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the Motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Bill read a first time.
President : I now call on the Honourable Crown Attorney to move the first
reading of the Immigration (Restriction) (Amendment) Bill.
Honourable Crown Attorney : Mr. President, Honourable Members, I have
the honour to introduce and have read for the first time, a Bill for an Ordinance
to amend the Immigration (Restriction) Ordinance, No. 2 of 1939.
The objects of this Bill are :-
(1) to include undesirable persons in the list of prohibited immigrants
enumerated in section 4 (1) of the Ordinance,
(2) to give power to declare persons who enter the Colony in contravention
of subsections (1) to (4) of section 10, prohibited persons;
(3) to extend the period within which removal orders may be sought
against prohibited immigrants from six months to four years.







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Honourable 0. D. Brisbane : I beg to second the Mction.
Question put and agreed to.
Btll read a'first time.
Ho6frourable Crown Attorney: Mr. President, Honourable Members, I now
.move that this Cofncil be adjourned sine die.
Honourable" '. D. Brisbane : I second the Motion.
There was no debate on the Motion for the Adjournment.
President : I declare this Council adjourned sine die.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.



Confirmed 2nd November, 1951.

W. F. COURTS,
Administrator.




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