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    Order of the Day: A meeting of the Legislative Council held at the Council Chamber; Kingstown, on Thursday 5th December, 1957
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SAIT NVINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZET'


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S INF VINCIK:NT, TUESI)AY, 5 NOVI\KMBEIR 19.57. [No. 57.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.


No. 525.


LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING.


It is notified for general information that there will be a meeting of the
Legislative Council at the Council Chamber, Kingstown on Thursday, 7th
November, 1957, at 10.00 a.m.
The Order of the Day of this meeting is published with this issue of the
Gazette.
A cordial invitation to attend is extended to the General Public.
5th November, 1957.
(A. 1/1949.)


No. 526.
APPOINTMENT.

His Honour the Administrator has
been pleased to appoint Mrs. OLIVE
VEIRA to the post of Housekeeper,
Nurses' Hostel, Colonial Hospital, with
effect from 1st November, 1957.
5th November, 1957.
(P.F. 901.)


No. 527.


RESUMPTION.


With reference to Government Notice
No. 206 of 7th May, 1957, Mr. A. D.
DUNCAN resumed duties with effect from
20th September, 1957.
5th November, 1957.


No. 520.
REMEMBRANCE DAY.

SUNDAY, 10TH NOVEMBER. 1957.

The official commemoration of Re-
membrance Day will take place at the
War Memorial, Market Square, Kings-
town, beginning at 10.45 a.m.
The form of the ceremony will be as
follows:-
1. Arrival of His Honour the Admin-
istrator at 10.57 a.m.
2. At 11 a.m. a gun will be fired from
Police Headquarters to indicate
the commencement of two min-
utes silence and another gun at
11.02 a.m. to denote the termina-
ton of the silence.
3. The Last Post.
4. Hymn: "0 God Our Help in Ages
Past."


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S l l' VIMOE' 1', TUESD Y, 5 NOVEMBER, 1957.-(No. 57.)


5. Prayers.
0. Laying of Wreaths.
7. Reveille.
8. National Anthem.
9. His Hm~ur the Administrator
leaves.
All ex-service men should wear their
medals. Medals held by relatives of de
ceased men may be worn by such rela-
tives on the right breast.
For the purpose of the Ceremony and
the silence to be observed at the Wa
Memorial, time will be taken by tV e
Cathedral Clock.
All persons are requested to observ,
the two minutes silence at 11.00 a.m
and all vehicular traffic and normal
activities should be suspended durin-
the silence.
29th October, 1957.
(A. 55/1947.)

No. 528.
LEGISLATION.

The undermentioned Bill is published
with this issue of the Gazette and may
be seen at the Government Office, Kings-
town Library, District Post Offices,
Police Stations, and at all Revenue
Offices:-
Bill for an Ordinance further to
amend the Bicycles Ordinance,
Cap. 168.
5th November, 1957.

No. 529.
SUPPLEMENT TO GAZETTE.

The Financial Accounts of the Colony
for the month of July, 1957, is pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette.
By Command,
G. LISLE FRASER,
Acting Government Secretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
5th November, 1957.


DEPARTMENTAL A N I)
OTHER NOTICES.

POLICE NOTICES.

REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE

SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER, 1957.

Regulations made by the Chief of
Police under Section 79 (1) of the Motor
Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance
No. 20 of 1940.
The following roads will be closed to
traffic between the hours of 10.45 a.m.
and 11.15 a.m. Granby Street west of
James Street, Halifax Street, Grenville


?I't ci. _,-st rf Melville Street and Paul's
R ad.
Persons attending the Ceremony at
the Cenotaph are advised t0 proceed
along Bay Street and park their cars in
Bedford Street and along Middle Street
as directed by Police.
C. M. ROBERTS,
Acting Chief of Police.
&
Licensing Authority.
-ice He-idquartels,
22nd October, 1957.

TRAFFIC NOTICE.

in accordance with section 2 of the
Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Reguia-
fiLns '140, it is hereby notified for gen-
eral information that until further
notice in the Gazette the period for the
lighting of Vehicles shall be between the
L(,urs of G p.m. and 5 a.m.
C. M. ROBERTS,
Acting Chief of Police.
Police Headquarters,
22nd October, 1957.


AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMEl i.

NOTICE OF SALE.

There will be put up for sale at Public
Auction on Wednesday, 13th November,
1957, at Bay Street opposite the Club
Service Station, between the hours of
1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m., 1 Morris Truck
T.518, 40 H.P.
Any person who is desirous of inspect-
ing this truck before the sale may do
so by calling at the Club Service Sta-
tion, Kingstown.
HUGH S. McCONNIE,
Superintendent of Agriculture.
Department of Agriculture.
30th October, 1957.


EXAMINATIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY
OF LONDON.

It is hereby notified for the informa-
tion of interested persons that the B.A.
Examination of the University of Lon-
don will be held in St. Vincent in the
month of June, 1958.
In addition to the examination fee, a
local fee of two shillings must be paid
by each candidate.
Candidates should submit to the Local
Correspondent in writing, not later than
25th January 1958, their Entry Forms
duly completed, together with the Trea-
sury receipt for the examination and
local fees paid.


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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER, 1957.-(No. 57). 421


Further particulars can be obtained
from the Local Correspondent.
S. C. COl2J:.ELL,
Local Correspondent.
Kingstown,
Sth October, 1957.

GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
EXAMINATION.

It is hereby notified for the informa-
tion of interested persons that the
General Certificate of Education Exam-
ination will be he'd in St. Vincent in
June 1958.
Before applicants will be accepted as
candidates for this examination, they
must be certified by the Education Offi
cer as fit to take it. For such purpose,
the Education Officer will require evi-
dence that the applicant has been pur-
suing a suitable course of study.
A candidate who does not hold a
General Certificate of Education of the
University of London, or a Cambridge
School Certificate, will be required to
enter in not less than six subjects at the
Ordinary Level.
A candidate entering in six subjects
as stated above, will not be eligible for
the award of a certificate unless he
reaches the pass standard in at least
four subjects.
The following are the fees payable-
(i) An initial entry fee of ten shil-
lings. (This fee has been recently
instituted by the University, to
come into effect in 1958.)
(ii) the examination fee of ten shil-
lings per subject at Ordinary
Level, and one pound per subject
at Advanced Level.
(iii) a local fee of two shillings pay-
able by each candidate.


Candidates sh -uld submit to the Local
J sresp n .ent in writing not later than
the 31st January 1958, their full names,
EBith Certificate, subjects offered for the
exouijnaticn, and the Treasury receipt
' tl-e 'ees stated above.
'e' particulars can be obtained
r. : he Local Correspondent.

S. C. CONNELL,
Local Correspondent.
i ingstown,
.th October, 1957.


LIQUOR LICENCE NOTICE.

All licensed dealers in the sale of
intoxicating liquors are hereby reminded
that they should apply to the Chairman
of the Liquor Licences Board for a
renewal of their licences before the
usual annual Liquor Licences Session
which will be held in the various
Parishes during the month of December,
1957.
2. Late applications are subjected
to a late fee. Dealers will therefore
save this fee if they apply for the re-
newal of their licences before the Annual
Licensing Session is held.
3. Applications for new certificates
under the Liquor Licences Ordinance
should reach the Magistrate's Office,
Kingstown not later than 3 p.m. on
Saturday the 23rd day of November,
1957.

C. E. A. RAWLE,
Magistrate.
Magistrate's Office,
Kingstown.
llth October, 1957.


POST OFFICE NuTICE.

POST EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS.

Latest dates for closing mails at the G.P.O. to ensure delivery before
Christmas day:-
BY SURFACE MAIL BY AIR MAIL
DESTINATION Letters and Parcels Letters and
Prints Prints

GT. BRITAIN AND EUROPE ...... Dec. 3rd Dec. 2nd Dec. 9th
U.S.A. Nov. 23rd Nov. 22nd Dec. 9th
CANADA ...... Nov. 9th Nov. 8th Dec. 9th
BRITISH GUIANA ...... Nov. 30th Nov. 29th Dec. 12th
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO .... Dec. 14th Dec. 13th Dec. 19th
GRENADA .... Dec. 16th Dec. 14th Dec. 17th
WEST INDIES (OTHER) Nov. 9th Nov. 9th Dec. 12th

Supplementary mails will be despatched if opportunities offer.
P. D. O'N. CRICHTON,
Colonial Postmaster.
General Post Office,
Kingstown,
St. Vincent.
29th October. 1957.

















122 S I.\XT VI \CENT, TI'ESI)AY. 5 NOVEMB1ER, 1957.-(N,. 57.)


.JTATEMEN'T OF CURRENCY NOTES ANT) BRITISH CARIBBEAN COIN
CIRCUi ATION IN THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES
iEAiIERN GROUP) ON 1ST OCTOBER, 1957.


A.e-age circulation during August, 1957.
British CariLbean Currency ......
Dpn- ineti ed U ,t. noles out.staniing

T otal ...... ............ ......

,iislsb Caribbean Notes and Coins in
"irc-latin on October 1st, 1957.
S i -, and T ba o ...........
Bar jados ...... ...... ......
British Guiana ..... ...... .....
) d .. ........ .....
n e lt ... ...... ...... .....
:t L ucia ... ... ... ...... .....
Do .m in i.'a ...... .... ...... ..... ......
n ti u a .. ..... ..... ...... ....
S t. K itts ...... ...... ...... ......
.'J.n tserrat ...... ..... .... ......
s' C in s ..... ...... ......

ti' B t'ish Caribe can Notes & CAns
ircu'ati n on Octaoer 1st,
1957.
niti:c Govt. Notes outstanding on
October 1st, 1957 ......
T.mni lad ana Tobago
BriLish Guiana .... ... .....
B arbados ...... ...... .... .....

T.-tal demonetized Govt. Notes out-
standing on October 1st, 1957. ......

T tal currency circulation on Octaber
1st, 1957 ...... ...... ......


Notes
$ c
62,536,390..0
1,093,250.30

63,626,340.03


23
7
16
2

1
2
1


Coins

3,241,378.JJ


3,241,378.30


,218,173.00 1,396,973.03
',130,,25.03 493,025.0,
1,211,633.00 661,250.00
.i70.100.00 140,475.0,'
509,400.j..0 90.500
,034,033.00 125,600.03
.,715,400.03 99,900.00
,385.300.00 113,500.00
,589,530 00 118,575.00
359,105.00 24,150.00
1.87. 0


$62,883,233 03 $3,268,820.0



743,955.00
236,592.00
70,309.00


$ 1,080,856.00


$63,934.092.00 $3,268,820 00


L. SPENCE,
Executive Commtissioner,
Britis Caribbean Currency Board.


l3ritish Caribbean Currency Board,
Treasury Chambers,
Port of Spain,
Trinidad.
25th October, 1957.


TREASURY DEPARTMENT NOTICE.

LAND AND HOUSE TAX NOTICE.

It is hereby notified that Land and
House Tax in respect of the current year
will be received without fine at the
Treasury and District Offices at George-
town, Barrouallie and Union Island
during the period 1st November to 31st
December, 1957, and at Colonarie, Bia-
bou, Mesopotamia, Layou and Chateau-
belair on the dates listed hereunder:-
Colonarie on Thursday 7th, 14th 21st
and 28th November and 5th 12th,
and 19th December.
Biabou on Tuesday 3rd, 10th, 17th,
24th and 31st December.


Mesopotamia on Friday 15th and 29th
November and 6th, 20th and 27th
December.
Layou on Monday 11th, Thursday 21st
and 28th November and on Monday
9th and Thursday 19th December.
Chateaubelair on Friday 8th, Tuesday
12th and Friday 22nd November and
on Friday 6th, and Tuesday 10th and
17th December.

C. R. I. ROBINSON,
Acting Accountant General.

Treasury Building,
: Kingstown,
St. Vincent,
9th October, 1957.
















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER, 1957.-(No. 57). 423


SAINT VINCENT CO-OPERATIME ARROWROOT ASSOCIATION.

ARROWROOT BOARD NOTICE.

The values of the respective Grades of Arrowroot and the proportions of
such values to be advanced by the Saint Vincent Co-Operative Arrowroot Asso-
ciation have been fixed by the Arrowroot Board as under:-


Grade. Nominal Value
per 100 lb.


1. $11.88
2. 11.25
3. 10.63
4. 10.00


Advance to
Large Growers
per 100 lb.


$7.00
6.50
6.00
5.50


Advance to
Small Growers
per 100 lb.


$9.50
9.00
8.50
8.00


In increasing the above advances the Board has had in mind the necessity
of helping Growers to meet the increased cost of cultivation and harvesting
arrowroot but it must be understood that there has been no increase in the selling
price of starch.

C. V. BABER ISAACS,
General Manage,.

12th October, 1957.

PhINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT FiIINT.R, AT 1HE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 24 cents. I








MINUTES OF
COUNCIL


THE MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HELD AT THE
CHAMBER; KINiGSTOWN', ON TIIURSDAY 5TH DE EMBER,
1957 AT 10.00 A.M.


PRESENT.

His Honour A. F. GILES, Admrinlstrator. Pr~ fcc:f.


The Honourable

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N. A. BrRTDins, Acting Crcton Attor;ney.
E. A. C. IIUJGH-s, First Nominated Member,
A. C. CYRus, Seccnd Nominated Member,
E. T. JOSHUA, Minister for Trade and Production,
S. E. SLATER, Member for North Leewa?1G.
C. L. TANITIS, Member for the Grenadines,
H. F. YOUNG, Alember for South Leszcardl,
L. C. LATHAM, Member for South Windwarl,
A. B. DOSSAIT-:cs, Third Nominatcd Member
E. S. CAMPOELL, Minister for Communications and Works,
H. A. HAYNES, Minister for Social Serv:ices,
lMis. I. i. jOSHUA, Aiemwoer or North Wi!daca.rd.


1. R AYEPS.


The President opened the Meeting with thc reac'ir. of Prayers.

2. MC, UTES.
The minutes of the meeting of 7th November, 1957, copies cf which were
circulated, were taken as read and were conumned.

3. AKN:UNCEOIENTS.

The Presidefit read the following message from the E.cce,'ry- of State for the
Colonies:
"I .am commanded by the Queen to ask ycu to c-any to the St. Vincent
Legislative Council an expression of He: Majesty's waim thanks for their
e "olumion of loyalty."

4. .. NOTICES OF MoTIo::3.
Thbre were no notices of motions.

5. IroTICES F0 QUSSTIoNS.

The Ilonourable M:mber for the .Grenaimines gave -notice of the following
questions: ...
Is Gove,'nment aware of the fact that the people of lth Gren'q.adines h.ve
Suffered .ret hardships on account of the so;e' d -tgroht that hit the
Grenadines -i the early an. mid months of this year.
Will Government make available a certain amount of. :'unds so that certain
:relief work can be carried out before the end of the yea:-.







6. PETIrIONS.
There were no petitions presented.

7. PAPERS.
The Honourable Crown Attorney laid the following papers on the Table:
Council Paper No. 34 of 1957: The Bequia District (Division into Wards)
Order, 1H57.
Council Paper No. 35 of 1957: The Colcnial Hospital (Amendment) Rules,
1957.
Council Faper No. 36 of 1957: The Pensionable Officers Order, 1957.
8. QUESTIONS.
The Honourable Member for the Grenadines asked the following questions
standing in his name:
1. Will the Minister for Social Services please state what are the causes
that led to the remo ,l of the upper classes of the Clifton School to tha
Asliton School; and will the Minister have this matter adjusted by
having the Upper Classes returned to the Clifton School; and will
the Minister further see that there is some re-organisation in the
staff of the Clifton School, following certain requests made to the
Education Department.
2.. Will the Minister for Trade and Production state what are the possi-
bilities of raising funds for the implementation of the recommendations
of the Team of Experts and from what sources; and will the Minister
further state whether the Team of Experts will visit and report on the
Grenadines during their survey.
3. Will the Financial Secretary please state what has happened to the
$30,000 placed in the Estimates for loans for the replacement of ship-
ping re Hurricane Janet and indicate whether the Secretary of State
has come to any decision concerning the terms of the loans; and if the
answer is in the negative, will Government send a cable immediately
to the Secretary of State for an urgent and final decision about this
fund.
4. Will the Minister for Trade and Production make the necessary ar-
rangements to have the Fisheries Officer or the Assistant Fisheries
Officer appointed before the end of the year 1957.
5. Will tihe Minister for Trade and Production arrange to allow duty-
'ree entry for the gasolene, kerosene and Diesel oil used by-local com-
iaercial fishing boats in view of the high cost of these items.
6. Will the Itinister for Social Services state what is the present hold-up
'f the teachers revisioli of salaries as was finally agreed to. by the
s;-,.r.,-i.,' of Statet, based on. the Petter Report; and will he further
gtate whit fiine pyiliiint will commence to be made to the Teachers
of this Coloniy.
7, Will the rtir'fiaihl Secretary please state whether the 20% increase
which was rf'oitfitieidod to be paid to the daily workers was approved
aild what tilie will payinent be made.








8. Will the Minister for Communications and Works state whet..er Gov-
ernment proposes to release the sum of $4,500 asked for by th' Bequia
District Council which is the amount necessary to bring the r funds
for Maintenance of Roads in fair ratio to funds approved for the other
parts of this Colony by the Secretary of State, based oa their mileage
of roads.
The replies given are as follows:
1. Clifton School, Union Island, was established in April, 1951, as a Junior
School providing for infants and children up to Standard 3, vs a result of
a request from parents and guardians of the children of the Village of
Clifton. The irregularity of retaining pupils up to Standards 5 and 3 has on
several occasions been drawn to the attention of the Teachers-in-charge,
who until recently, however, have been able reasonably to maintain these
Upper Classes without detriment to the School as a whole.
This has not been the case with the present Head who is not so fully
qualified as a Teacher. He has had frequent staff difficulties and there
was evidence that not only were the younger pupils not receiving due
attention, but the older ones were gaining little by remaining at Clifton
School. Instructions had therefore to be given to send all children who
had passed Standard 3 over to the Ashton School which was fully
staffed to accommodate infants and children up to Standard 6.
Compared with other areas in St. Vincent, the school-age population of
Union Island does not warrant the establishment of two Combined (i.e.
Infants to Standard 6) Government Schools there, apart from the fact that
the Colony's financial position and the paucity of Qualified Teachers at
present do not make it possible to staff two such Schools in Union Island.
2. (a) It is hoped that funds will become available to St. Vincent under the
new development period 1960-65.
(b) This question has already been partly answered at the last Council
meeting. In addition to Mr. Wiles' report The Team will incorporate the
Conservator of Forests' report on forestry in Bequia in their findings.
3. The Secretary of State has signified his approval and applications for loans
by Schooner owners who suffered in "Janet" will be considered by the
Fisheries Advisory Committee who already deal with loans to fishermen.
4. Mr. Wiles, the Fisheries Officer, visited St. Vincent during October, and is
preparing a fisheries scheme for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It is
expected that a Fisheries Officer will be appointed from funds to be
provided under the Scheme.
The Scheme has not yet been submitted to Government, and it is
unlikely that its approval will be received in time for an Officer to be
appointed during 1957.
5. Government cannot entertain any general application for the duty-free
importation of gasolene, diesel oil and kerosene for use in self styled
commercial fishing boats. Consideration could, however, be given to the
extension of such a facility to regular fishing boats which are exclusively
employed in the fishing industry. Each such application to be dealt with
on its merits. (Answered orally).
6. The Petter Report has been accepted by the St. Vincent Government and
the Teachers Asoclation, and the Secretary of State has now released







funds accordingly. The Treasury are now at work on the long and
elaborate lists necessary and the new scales and arrears-as from 1st
January, 1957, will be paid before Christmas. (Answered orally).
7. The Secretary of State has replied as follows to the request made by the
Legislative Council:-
"I have carefully considered this recommendation but I regret that
on the evidence available to me of wages increases over the past five years
and of present costs, I do not consider that any increase in Government
daily vwage rates is at present justified, and I am accordingly unable to
approve the increase recommended or any addition to the block grant.
I am led to this conclusion by a number of considerations."
The Secretary of State goes on to give his reasons and states that since
in St. Vincent there is comparable non-Government employment where
the rates are based on recommendations made by an impartial commission
of enquiry which reported in 1956, and since at present there is no material
disparity between the Government and non-Government rates there is
accordingly no case for an increase in Government rates. He adds
that it is net possible to overlook the fact that percentage wage increase
already awarded to daily paid labour in the period 1952 to 1933 are
significantly higher than the 23% increase awarded to civil servants.
The Secretary of State points out that the request that the 1957 block
grant should now be increased to allow for a 20% increase in the wages of
daily paid labour appears to overlook the fact that the original block
grant for St. Vincent for 1957 already contained a considerable element
of increase over the old level to allow for the increasing of Government
daily wage rates by 25%. This increase of 25%, in the Secretary of State's
view, clearly corresponds, for daily paid labour, to the Kirkness ,increase
for civil servants, and he goes on to state that the provision for it
include in St. Vincent's original draft estimates for 1957 distinguished St.
Vincent from the other grant-aided Windward Islands since in neither
Dominica nor St. Lucia was provision included in the original draft
estimates for that year to allow for similar increases in those colonies for
daily paid labour, corresponding to the Kirkness increase for civil servants.
The additions to the block grants in Dominica and St. Lucia, therefore,
which were promised at the time when the estimates were considered an-d
have been agreed to, did no more than permit these colonies to reach a
position on this matter which St. Vincent had already reached. For these
reasons the Secretary of State has refused to authorise the increases
proposed.
8. The Grenadines form part of the Colony and any sum to be spent equally
applies to them. The proportion of the block vote which will be spent
in any particular area depends on the economic significance of the area.
The economic potentialities of the land of the Grenadines is limited and
so emphasis, in the development of the Orenadines, has been placed on
the sea rather than cn the land. As a result more money has been spent
on Fisheries and other saline schemes in the Grenadines than in any
other part of St. Vincent.
It is the intention however to allocate from the Roads Vote such a
proportionate part as mileage and economic potentialities considered
together would seem to justify. (Answered orally).







The Member for the Grenadines asked the following supplementary questions:
When will the allocation be made to the Grenadines?
The Minister for Communications and Works replied that allocation will be
considered as soon as application was received.
Will the Minister please state whether it is a fact that the Secretary of
Estate has approved funds for repairs of the roads of the Colony according
'to the mileage?
The Minister for Communications: "Yes. The allocation will depend on
the condition of the roads."
A further supplementary question from the Member for the Grenadines was
ruled out of order by the President.

MOTIONS.
The Minister for Trade and Production requested and obtained the President's
and the House's permission to amend the mcticn standing in his name. He then
moved the motion:
WHEREAS the Banana Industry is of the greatest importance to the
economy of St. Vincent.
BE IT RESOLVED that Gevernment examine carefully the finances, consti-
tution and administration of the St. Vincent Banana Association to ensure
that these are adequate to the needs of this growing industry.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that sections 5 and 31 of the Banana
Growers Association Ordinance No. 44 cf 1954 be amended so as to include
(a) the words and the Minister of Trade and Production" after the word
"Agriculture" in Section 5; and (b) Control by the Association of the
exportation of the plants of the banana specifically set out in sub-section 3
of section 31 of the Ordinance. '
The motion was seconded by the Honourable Member for South Windward.
After the debate the motion was carried by 12 votes with one abstention.

BILLS.
The following bills were introduced and read a first time:
The Supplementary Appropriation (1956) Bill.
The Deportation (British Subjects) (Amendment) Bill.
The Immigration (Restriction) (Amendment No. 2) Bill.
SECOND READING:
It was agreed to refer the Rent Restriction Bill to a Select Committee
comprising:
The Hon. Crown Attorney, Chairman,
The Hon. Minister for Trade and Production,
The Hon. Minister for Communications and Works,
The Hon. Third Nominated Member,
The Hon. H. F. Young.
The Slum Clearance Bill was read a second time and in Committee of the
House was amended as follows:







Clause 2: sub-clause (3) -lines 3 and 4: deletion of the words "in respect
of unsold lands" and addition of a full stop and inverted commas after the word
"tax".
The Bicycles (Amendment) Bill was read a second and third time and
passed without amendment.

ADJOURNMENT.
The Member for the Grenadines said that he was dissatisfied with the replies
given to his questions and added that the roads in the Grenadines should be
improved as those islands are looked upon as a tourist resort.

The Minister for Trade and Production criticised the attitude of the Member
for the Grenadines now that he was in opposition. He stated that the
Grenadines were an integral part of St. Vincent and would receive their fair
share of services; much government money had already been spent there this
year.
The Minister for Social Services gave a brief outline of the West Indian
Conference which was held in Curacao, and which he attended as one of the
Windward Islands Delegates.
The Member for North Leeward drew Government's attention to the dete-
rioration of a quantity of dried milk which was sent to this Colony as a gift from
UNICEF. He also accused the Press of misinterpreting speeches from the House.

The Member for South Leeward spoke on the impending transfers of school
teachers and said that if what he heard was true, it would mean that most of the
school children would stand to suffer. He also spoke of the request to grant daily
paid employees 20% increases of wages, and said that he hoped that the new
Government would see to it that these workers receive the increase.
The Minister for Communications and Works spoke on road improvements
and said that some of the roads in Kingstown were worse than those in the
Grenadines.
The Member for South Windward said that the Education Department had
its policy and it was not for the Ministers to interfere with that Department in
the matter of transfers of teachers. He also said that he looked forward to
hearing the Members who spoke on the 20% increase for workers presenting their
case in Finance Committee.
The President gave an explanation to the Member for the Grenadines as to
why the Development Team's visit was hurried: the organisation of Development
and Welfare will close down at the end of the year and the money to pay for the
Team did not come from St. Vincent's Budget or her own Development Funds,
but from funds controlled by the Comptroller, which would not be available after
the end of the year.
On the question of teachers he stated that the general policy of Education
was decided by Government and it was in the interest of Government to see that
teachers were satisfied and education progressed: the Government and the
Minister were taking great interest in that. But the posting of teachers was not
a matter for the Government, it was one for the Education Department and





53

himself. He assured Mep1bers that there will be no victimisation and that he
was taking a personal interest in the matter. He ended by wishing the House
the compliments of the season.
The meeting adjourned at 1.23 p.m.

A. F. GILES,
President.


Confirmed this 9th day of January, 1958.

A. F. GILES,
President.




















SAINT VINCENT.

No. 21 of 1957.

I Assent,


C. M. DEVERELL,

Governor.


27th December, 1957.

AN ORDINANCE further to amend the Bicycles Ordinance,
Cap. 168.
[ 14th January, 1958. 1

Enacted by the Legislature of Saint Vincent.


1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Bicycles (Amend-
ment) Ordinance, 1957, and shall be read as one with the
Bicycles Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as the principal
Ordinance) and all amendments thereto.

2. Subsection (2) of section 5 of the principal Ordinance
as replaced by the Bicycles (Amendment) Ordinance, 1945, is
hereby repealed and replaced as follows:-


"(2) A metal number plate, bearing upon it the index
mark of B, the separate number assigned to the bicycle and
the year In respect of which the licence has been paid, shall
be issued by the Licensing Officer on payment of the pre-


Short title.
Cap. 168.

Section 5 (2) of
principal
Ordinance
repealed and
replaced.
No. 5 of 1945.


[ L.S. ]







114

No. 21. Bicycles (Amendment). 1957.


scribed fee, and such number plate shall be fixed to the
bicycle at the back thereof between tbh zeat and the rear
wheel."



Passed the Legislative Council this 5th day of December, 1957.

G. LISLE FRASER,
Clerk of Legislative Council.
(J. 22/1943.)


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

1958. [ Price 8 cents. 1






















FINANCIAL
STATEMENTS.
















THE T'OTAI. REC',IPTS AND PAYMENTSS


RECKEIPTs.


1. Import Duties
2. Export Duties
3. Excise Duties
4. Other Duties
5. Licences
6. Taxes
7. Harbour Dues
8. Other Fees of C.uirt, etc.
9. Post Office
10. Electricity, 'l]Iphliones, Refrigeration
11. Rent and Interest
1lA. Sale of Goveinnient Property
lIB. Loans and Advances, Repa;ymelits
12. Sales and Leases of Crown Lands

Total Ordinary Revetnue


Estimated
Receipts
1957.
$
930,000
..I 225,000
260,000
.. 100,000
.. 55,000O
455,510
23.000
220,370
95,930
10,530
18.950

... 184.690
11,560

2,599,560


Actual
Receipts
to 31.7.57

590,919.00
135,166.00
127,506.00
19,984.00
42,374.00
99,071.00
16,4,S4.00
137,670.00
48,983.00
6,047.00
13,721.00
2,882.00
66.998.00
6,931.00

1.314,756.00


EXTRAORDINARY.


12A. Grant in Aid:-
(a) Administration
(b) Deferred Maintenance
(c) Salaries Increase


303,000


Total Local Revenue and Grant-in-Aid

13. Colonial Development & Welfare Schemes

Total Revenue













Authorised Advances:-


Personal
Other


46,628
113,066


Special Funds

Deposits, Other than Special Funds

Imprests

Crown Agents Joint Consolidated Fund

Drafts and Remittances

Investments


Balance as at 31st July, 1957


545,462.00
10,544,00


1,8 0u,762.00



1,870.762.00


159,694.00


1,151,055.00

852,721.00

208,563.00

782,400.00

6,061.00

16,126.00

5,047.382.00
69,948.00

5,117,330 00















FOR THE PERIOD is'r JANUARY 'To 31sT JULY, 1957


PAYMENT S


2.
3.
1.
5.
6.
7.

9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
14A
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
30.
31.
32.


Governor
L 'g'islit n .. .n
Adininioi ration
Agriculture
Au. lit
Central Housing and Planning Authority
Charitable
Custom-, and Excis
Edlucation
Inland Revenue-
J. idicial
Labour
Lands and Survey
Legal
Loans and Advances
Medical
Miscellaneous
Pensions
Police
Port and M1arine
Post Office
Prisons
Public Debt
Public Library
Public Works Department
Public Works Annually Recurrent
Public Works Extraordinary
DI)ferred Mxinrenance
Snbventions
Telephones
Treasury
Salaries Increase


Total Ordinary Expenditure

EXTRAORDINARY.

33. Colonial Development and Welfare

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

Authorisdd Advances:-


Personal
Other


81,220.00 ...
151,085.00 ...


Special Deposits

Deposits, Other than Special Funds

Imprests

Crown Agents Joint Consolidated Fund

Drafts and Remittances


Investments


Balance as at 31st July, 1957



TREASURY CHAMBERS,
ST. VINCENT,
1[th October, 1957.


Estimated
Payments
1957.

i5,300
73,280
1... 1 3,8.90
127,780
20,620
6,400
43,060
71,840
..., 433,160
... 29,8,0
... 50,660
... 14,830
33,920
7,920
210,000
.518.440
167,960
75,300
..., 224,256
8,560
58,620
...I 65.710
... 37,510
... 11,030
90,790
426,330
83,670
102,000
102,554
... 30.190
58,170
... 303,000

...! 3.686,620



803,320

4,489,940


C. R. I. ROBINSON,
Acting Accountan t General.


Actual
Payments
tu 31.7.57
$
4,575.00
31,85100 .
113.2 t3.00
53,221.00
10,728.00
8,12,7.00
20,07,5.00
23,4U02.00
227,868.00
17,927.00
26,398.00
9,329.00
24,079.00
4,468 00
46,951.00
272,846.00
136,911.00
66,323.00
135,598.00
1,782.00
22,596.00
33,564.00
23,4,80.00
5,603.00
50,352.00
258,539.00
40.687.00
27,890.00
16,619 00
15,589.00
32,306.00
149,226.00

1,912,123.00



362,327.00

2,274,450.00




232,305.00

682,278.00

945,771.00

218,336.00

494,400.00

10,457.00

2,484.00

4,860.481.00
256.849.00

5,117,330.00







Statement of Assets and Liabilities of the Colony of St. Vincent as at 31st July, 1957


1956
r


930,994.00






1,084.800.00








35,322.00


392,754.00







2,443,870.040


Deposits:-

Special Funds

Other than Special Funds


Overdrafts:-

Barclays Bank

Crown Agents Current Account

Crown Agents Joint Consolidated Find


Colony Reserve Fund


General Revenue Balance


$ c.



941.642.00

265.089.00




87,319.00

1,444.00

1,305,600.00


S C.





1,206.73l 00








',394,363 00


3:5,322 (


1,27


1956
$ c.

0.809 00 Aluhorised Advances :


P rsonal

Other



510,9,8 00 Cash-:-
"r';aSt ri ;pi,, Stb-Trea~s riet i
I ,n,1i. 'st
Opi.,tt it ml RemittancI s in Transit



662.07300 Tnvestm.nits
General Rpvenne Balance-
Net Revennu to 31.7.57
Net Expenliture to 31.7.57


2,636,416 00 .2.443.87(' 00


Ndt Deficit
C.D.& W. Expenditure


Total Deficit
Balance as at 1.1.57


$ C.



183.487 00

1 117,547 00




18.816 00
9,77:1 00
4,396 00





1.870,762 00
1.912.123 00

41,361 00
362,327 00


403,688 00
285,5559 00


$ c.





1,301,034 00






32,985 00



613,150 00









689.247 00

2.636.416 00


Notes:- 1. At 31st July, 1957 the Public Debt of the Colony (not recorded in the above Liabilities) sto.)I a ';3,952.0n :and i.ie ;.c'i.nulatei Fund fir its Redenption s:oo at 522.766.00.
2. There is a Colonial Development and welfare Loan to the Saint Vincent Banana Growers Association of $150,000 for which General Revenue is responsible only in case of deiault.
3. "Other Advances includes the sum of $977,607.00. advanced in anticipation of loans.


TREASURY CHAMBERS,
SAINT VINCENT. B.W.I.,
llth )Oc, ober, 1957.


(. 1R. I. ROBINSON,
Acting Accouint iii t G(nerl.




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