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SAINT VINC(NT


GOVERNMENT


GAZE!"ITT


VOL. 87.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY, 1954. [No. 3.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.


No. 15.


APPOINTMENTS.


MARRIAGE OFFICER.
Mr. SVEN JOHANSSON as a Marriage
Officer of the Colony in respect of the
congregation of the Jehovah's Witness-
es, with effect from 12th January, 1954.
12th January, 1954.
(J. 22/1950).

No. 16.
APPOINTMENT OF AUTHORIZED
OFFICER.
In exercise of the powers vested in
him by Section 2 of the Land Acquisi-
tion Ordinance, 1946 (No. 22 of 1946)
the Administrator has appointed Mr.
LANCELOT PIERRE, Assistant Surveyor,
St. Vincent, to fill the office of autho-
rised officer in connection with the
survey of the lands which are likely to
be required for the accommodation of
head-works, pipe-lines, balancing tank,
power station and all approach roads of
the Hydro-Electric generating system.
12th January, 1954.
(P. 10/1951).

No. 17.
KINGSTOWN TOWN BOARD.
The following personnel have been
elected to the Kingstown Town Board
for the period 1st January, ] 954 to 31st
December, 1955:-


L. T. ADAMS, Esq.,
A. R. C. CONNELL, Esq.
F. J. DARE, Esq.,
H. A. DAVIS, Esq., O.B.E.,
R. N. EUSTACE, Esq.,
S. O. JACK, Esq.,
W. H. LEWIS, Esq.,
G. A. MCINTOSH, Esq.,
Mr. G. A. MCINTOSH has been elect-
ed as Chairman for the year 1954.
12th January, 1954.
(A. 73/1947).
No. 18.
CALLIAQUA TOWN BOARD.
Mr. W. HENDREN HUGGINS has been
re-elected Chairman of the Board for
the year 1954.
12th January, 1954.
(A. 7/1949).

No. 19.
MARRIAQUA VILLAGE COUNCIL.
Mr. ALONZO D. DRAYTON has been
elected Chailman for the year 1954.
12th January, 1954.
(A. 83/1948).

No. 20.
CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS.
His Honour the Administrator has
approved the confirmation of Mr. G. R.
VANLOO as a Senior Agricultural In-
structor, Department of Agriculture,
St. Vincent, with effect from 1st July,
1952.
12th January, 1954.
(P. F. 420).


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32-^7A.)


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8 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY, 1954.-(No. 3).


No. 21. concluded in Havana by an exchange
His Honour the Administrator has of notes between Her Majesty's Ambas-
approved the confirmation of Mr. O. F. sador and Dr. MIGUEL ANGEL CAMPA,
GOULD asa Junior AgriculturalInstruc- Cuban Minister of State. The reduc-
tor, Department of Agriculture, with tion in tariffs which were secured for a
effect from 1st January, 1953. wide range of United Kingdom goods
in the Trade Agreement of 1951 have
12th January, 1954. been extended for a period of three
(P.F. 584). years as from 1st January, 1954. The
undertakings to purchase Cuban sugar
No. 22. which were given by the United King-
dPROMOTIOS.om in the 1951 Agreement have not
been renewed but the import restrictions
Consequent on the promotion of Mr. on Cuban cigars which are maintained
T. ROBERTS, 1st Senior Compositor, to for balance of payments reasons have
the post of Government Printer, His been further relaxed. The quota for
Honour the Administrator has approved 1954 will be $750,000 and for 1955 and
the following promotions in the Gov- 1956 $1,000,000 for each year. Her
ernment Printing Office Staff with effect Majesty's Government have undertaken
from 1st July, 1953 :- not to discriminate against Cuban sugar
Mr. F. JAMES, 2nd Senior Compositor, except of course as regards Common-
to the post of 1st Senior Compos- wealth sugar since this is covered by
itor the Commonwealth Sugar Agreement.
There were further useful discussions
Mr. I. NEBLETT, Compositor, to the in Anglo-Cuban trade following up the
post of 2nd Senior Compositor; exchanges of' views which took place
Mr. A. SOLEYN, Junior Compositor, when the mission led by Brigadier
to the post of Compositor; CROSLAND visited Cuba last year and a
return visit was paid last summer by a
Mr. S. INNISS, 2nd Junior Composi- Cuban mission led by the Cuban Minis-
tor, to the post of Junior Compos- ter of Labour, Dr. DALADRIGAS.
itor; 12th January, 1954.
Mr. J. JACK, Apprentice, to the post (T. 14/1951).


of 2nd Junior Compositor.
12th January, 1954.
(A. 30/1949).


No. 23.
RESUMPTION.
With reference to Government Notice
No. 367 of 17th November, 1953, Mr.
GORDON WEEKES, Senior Binder, Gov-
ernment Printing Office, resumed duties
as from 4th "January, 1954.
12th January, 1954.
(P. F. 518).

No. 24.
VACATION LEAVE.
Mrs. ERCELLE CUMMINGS, Junior
Clerk, Public Works Department, has
been granted six weeks' vacation leave
with effect from 28th December, 1953.
12th January, 1954.
(P. I 211).

No. 25.
MISCELLANEOUS NOTICES.

CUBAN TRADE TALKS.
Discussions concerning trade relations
between the United Kingdom and Cuba
have today, 19th December, 1953, been


No. 26.
GEBESCOPE PROJECTOR.
It is notified for general information
that the 16 mm. Gebescope ]rojector,
which has been presented to this Colony
by the British Council, will be made
available to responsible organizations
and institutions for the purpose of
showing instructional films or films
which are of educational interest.
2. The Projector is now in the charge
of the Education Officer, and organisa-
tions wishing to have the use of it should
contact him.
12th January, 1954.
(W. 10/1946).

No. 27.
THE BRITISH COUNCIL.
It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that short courses are available
in the United Kingdom at fees that
often compare well with normal hotel
charges.
Particulars of such courses are given
in a British Council booklet entitled
" Short Courses in Great Britain, 1954"
which may be seen on request at Gov-
ernment Office.
12th January, 1954.
(E. 12/1958).















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY, 1954.-(No. 3). 9


No. 28.
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.

The following list of Justices of the Peace for the Colony is published for
general information :-


Name.
Alves, Joseph
Archer, V. D.

Balfour, Ralph
Ballah, Esau ......
Brereton, R. M.
Browne, C. F.
Browne, L. W.

Child, Frank
Connell, S. C., M.B
Coombs, Henry A.


Daisley, H. E. A. (Jnr.)
DaSantos, A. B. C. ......
DaSilva Hubert
Davis, H. A., O.B.E.
Dougan, John A ......
Drayton, Alonzo D.
Dunn, Rev. J. R. A. ......

Ferdinand, James ......
Fraser, Edward P. ......

Hadley, Hon. W. A. ......
Harry, Theophilus .....
Hazell, Claude
Hobson, Major F. M. C.,
M.B.E., E.D.
Huggins, W. Hendren

Jackson, Lawrence ......
Joachim, E. A.
John, Errey B.
Jones, Rev. F. Bertram

Maingot, Everard L.
McIntosh, Cyril
McIntosh, Sydney V.
McMillan, Kenneth J. E
Minors, Rupert


Profession, occupation or
calling.


...... ...... Proprietor
..... Retired Civil Servant

...... ...... Planter
...... ...... Head Teacher
...... ...... Retired School Teacher
...... ...... Head Teacher
...... ...... Retired Agricultural
Officer
...... ...... Planter
.E. ...... Retired Civil Servant
...... ...... Merchant


...... School Teacher
...... Planter
..... Merchant
...... Merchant
...... Proprietor
...... Proprietor
...... Minister of Religion

...... School Teacher
...... Proprietor

.... Planter
- Planter
...... Proprietor

...... Estate Manager
...... Planter

...... Estate Manager
...... Merchant
...... School Teacher
...... Minister of Religion

...... Proprietor
...... Planter
...... Proprietor
....... Medical Practitioner
...... Estate Manager


Place of residence.
Union Island
Cane Garden

Canouan
Biabou
Layou
Marriaqua

Union Island
Grand Sable Estate
Kingstown
Georgetown


Stubbs
Colonarie
Mesopotamia
Sion Hill
Calliaqua
Mesopotamia
Georgetown

Chateaubelair
Layou

Union Estate
Troumaca
Bequia

Georgetown
Calliaqua

Owia
Barrouallie
Georgetown
Layou

Mustique
Bequia
Bequia
Kingstown
Chateaubelair


Nanton, W. A. G. ...... ...... Planter


Prescod, C. W. ...... ...... Retired Civil Servant
Punnett, Hon. Arnold Mor-
gan, C.B.E. ...... ...... Planter
Punnett, Duncan ...... ...... Planter
Punnett, Langley ...... ...... Planter
Punnett, Lewis L. ...... ...... Proprietor

Richards, J. E. ...... ..... Merchant


Sandy, G. M. ......
Saunders, T. M.
Stephens, George
Stephens, P. S.

Theobalds, V. P.
Tucker, J......


...... ...... School Teacher
... School Teacher
...... ...... School Teacher
...... ...... Merchant

...... ...... Retired Civil Servant
...... Merchant


Kingstown

Diamond Estate
Pembroke
Peniston
Villa

Georgetown

Barrouallie
Murray Road
Colonarie
Georgetown

Kingstown
Chateaubelair


Weekes, D. Elson ......

Young, Hon. Herman
12th January 1954.
(J 3/1948).


...... Civil Servant

F....... Peasant Proprietor


Biabou


Kingstown

Layou














10 .SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY, 1954.-(Xo. 3).


No. 29.
EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE.

RECOMMENDATIONS.
(1) That the statutory age of admission to a Primary School should be seven
years.
(2) That children who have reached the age of admission should only be admitted
to a Primary School during the first term of the school year, provided that
the children who would have reached the age of seven during the first term
of the school year may be admitted in January at the beginning of the school
year.
(3) That wherever possible Government should rent suitable rooms or buildings
to serve as infant schools.
(4) That Government should subsidize persons willing to conduct private infant
schools in a suitable amount to be determined by Government provided :-
(a) that the Education Department has reported satisfactorily on the
proposed premises to be used as a school, and on the proposed
teacher or teachers; and-
(b) That where the subsidy is based on the number of children on the
roll the subsidy may be reduced if the average attendance during
any one term in any private school should sink below 70% of the
roll.
(5) That the curriculum of the subsidized private infant schools shall be
determined by the Department of Education.
(6) That such schools should be controlled and inspected periodically by officers
of the Department of Education.
(7) That the existing Teacher-Pupil ratio by means of which schools are staffed
should be amended so that the number of pupils allotted to a Student-Teacher
shall be 30 instead of 25.
(8) That the number of Certificated Teachers-Head Teachers and Assisted
Teachers-employed by Government in any one year should not exceed a
number to be fixed by Government.
(9) That the two scales for male head teachers as recommended by the Hodgens
Report should be consolidated into one scale starting at 270 and proceeding
by increments of 20 to a maximum of 470 with an efficiency bar at 390.
(10) That a comparable scale for women head teachers should be established
based on the Hodgens Report.
(11) That appointments to and promotions within the Certificated Teacher group
should be made by the Public Service Commission on recommendations
submitted by the Department of Education.
(12) That when a head teacher reaches the efficiency bar he shall remain at that
point for a period of three years unless on a specific recommendation of the
Education Officer he is promoted immediately above the bar. If during the
period of three years he continues to receive favourable reports from the
Education Officer at the end of this period he shall be promoted automatically
beyond the bar.
(13) That the curriculum in the Primary Schools for the 12 + age group should be
revised so as to allow of two courses being provided; one, a course in secondary
(Grammar) school subjects to serve as a preparation for the Teachers
Training Course as provided in the Centres; and, the other, a course in rural
subjects with a strong practical bias based on Rural Science and Home
Economics.
(14) That the selection of children for these courses should be based on the
results of an examination conducted by the Department of Education.
(15) That the present Teacher Training Course should continue and that teachers
with at least Higher School Certificate or Intermediate degree qualifications
should be placed on the Staffs of the Training Centres.
(16) That Government should seek to establish relationships with a Teacher
Training College in one of the larger Colonies so that teachers from St.
Vincent can be sent for further training to that College.
(17) That Government should seek to establish relationships with such a Teacher
Training College to enable teachers in St. Vincent who cannot or do not go to
the College to take the examinations of the College externally so as to qualify
for the College Certificate.
(18) That steps should be taken to have selected teachers trained in the subjects
which will form the curriculum of the Rural Secondary Course
recommendationsn 13).















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY, 1954.-(No. 3). 11


(19) That the Rural Secondary Course should be introduced gradually at first in
one or two schools staffed with the specially trained teachers, these schools to
be used as demonstration schools for the new course.
(20) That a special committee should be formed to consider the recommendations
put forward by Mr. S. A. Hammond in his "Education in St. Vincent"
published in 1943 pages 47-52 relating to Vocational Training, with a view to
their implementation with or without modification.
(21) That there should be explicit recognition on the part of Government of the
need for a programme of Adult Education as part of a policy of Community
Development.
(22) That an officer with suitable qualifications should be attached to the
Education Department to plan and carry out such a course.
(23) That Commercial Work-Book-Keeping, Typing and Shorthand should be
more extensively taught in Secondary Schools.
(24) That the Staff of the Secondary Schools should select the pupils for
Commercial Work.
(25) That R.S.A. or L.C.C. Exams. of equivalent standing should be regarded as
equivalent to the School Certificate by Government for Employment in the
Civil Service.
(26) That Woodwork should be taught at the Grammar School as an optional
subject.
(27) That Spanish should be put on the Curriculum of both Secondary Schools.
(28) That the teaching of Modern Languages in the Secondary Schools should
have as its aim the speaking and writing of such languages.
(29) That provision should be made for Visual Education.
(30) That there should be co-education in Forms VI & V in the two Secondary
Schools if necessary.
(31) That Art should be taught in the Junior Forms of the Grammar School.
(32) That encouragement and assistance should be given to deserving Secondary
Teachers to travel and gain experience and take Refresher Courses.

(33) That in the Island Scholarship Exam (the H.S.C.) Candidates should be
required to offer two or three subjects at Ordinary Standard and not more
than two subjects at Subsidiary Standard, the subjects taken being such as
would, ensure exemption from the Matriculation requirements of a British
University for Arts or Sciences.

(34) That there be a Scholarship for girls, and that this Scholarship be awarded
in such Practical Subjects as Nursing, Domestic Science, &c., and may, if
Government think fit, take the place of the Agricultural Scholarship in any
year.

KEITH ALLEYNE,
Chairman.
RUDOLPH E. BAYNES
GEORGE H. CHARLES
Recommendations 1-6 reserved A. C. CYRUS
A.C.C. W. M. LOPEY
JEMMOT J. ANTROBUS
Recommendation 9 reserved T. M. SAUNDERS
E. B. JOHN
R. S. MAXWELL, Archdeacon
J. B. BROOMES
4, 9, 12 reserved D. PLACID GANTEAUME O.S.B., V.G.
(Items 1/6, 9, 12 & 34 reserved) A. D. W. JOHNSON
(Deputy Treasurer)
NELCIA M. JOHN
R. MILTON CATO
G. F. JACK, Secretary.
11th January, 1954.
(Conf. 23/49 A.)















12 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY. 1954.-(No. 3).


No. 30.
VISIT OF ROYAL NETHERLANDS
NAVY TO ST. VINCENT.
With reference to Gazette Notice No.
633 it is notified for general information
that the H. Neth. M.S. JOHAN MAUR-
ITIS VAN NASSAU will NOT be visit-
ing St. Vincent at present.
12th January, 1954.
(8. 3/1947).

No. 31.
LEGISLATION.


The Right Hononrable the Secretary
of State for the Colonies hasnotified that
Her Majesty the QUEEN will not be
advised to exercise her power of dis-
allowance in respect of the following
Ordinance of tils Grverinment:-
No. 17 of 1953.-An Ordinance to
amend the Indictable Offences
Ordinance, Cap. 24.
(J. 14/1948).
12th January, 1954.

No. 32.
The under-mentioned Ordinance
which has been assented to by His
Excellency the Governor is published
for general information with this issue
of the Gazette.
No. 1 of 1954.-A-n Ordinance fur-
ther to amend the Income Tax
Ordinance, 1948.
12th January, 1954.

No. 33.
The following Documents are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette :-
S.R. & 0. No. 3.-The Legislative
Council Rules, 1953.
(J. 53/1939).

S.R. & O. No. 4.-The Magistrates
Sittings of Courts Order. 1954.
12th January, 1954.

No. 34.
SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.
A minemorandnun on the subject of
Cost-of-Living Indlex fo, the month of
November, 1953, is ipullished with this
issue of the Gazette.
12th January, 1954.

No. 35.
The Administration Report on the
Education Department for the year 1952
is published with this issue of the
Gazette.
0 T .....- 1inF


and at all Revenue Offices and District
Post Offices, are published with this
issue of the Gazette.
12th January, 1954.


No. 37.
BANK HOLIDAY.
Under the Bank Holidays Ordinance,
Discovery Day, 1954 (January 22nd),
being a Bank Holiday, all public Offices
will be closed on that day.
12th January, 1954.

No. 13.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON.
GOWER STREET, W.C.1.
WEBB SCHOLARSHIP.
A Scholarship, known as the Webb
Scholarship, may be awarded in 1954.
The Scholarship is awarded to a
woman student normally resident in a
territory, which, in the opinion of the
College Committee, is one of the less
developed areas of, or associated with,
the British Commonwealth of Nations.
The Scholarship is awarded for the
purpose of providing her with an
opportunity to receive a liberal educa-
tion at university standard which would
fit her to play a leading role in the
further development of her home
community.
The value of a Webb Scholarship is
250 a year.
A candi_ ale must be qualified for
matriculation as an undergraduate stu-
dent of the University of London. The
Scholarship is primarily intended for an
undergraduate student, but may in
exceptional circumstances be awarded
to a postgraduate student.
A candidate must send written notice
of her intention to compete for the
Scholarship to the Registrar of the
College on or belbre 1st lMafrch. She
will be required to submit, on a form
which will be supplied by the Registrar,
pIartieniars of her qualifications and of
the studies she wishes to pursue in the
event of the Scholarship being awarded
to her.
The candidates selected must pursue a
course of study approved by the appro-
priate Faculty.
The Scholarship is tenable for the
minimum period required for the com-
pletion of the course to which the
Scholar is admittedd. subject to the pro-
vision that the tenure shall not exceed
four se-sions.
5th .annary. 1954.


L.L11 h anuliiar) -54.
o By Comma
No
A. L.
Copies of minutes of m.ceting of t ie ici Go.
Legislative Council heldt on the 17th De- i
cember, 1953, which mayv be seen at the GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
Government Office, Kingstown Library 12th January, 1954.


nd,
SAMUEL,
nment Secretary.

















SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY 1954.-(No. 3). 13



DEPARTMENTAL AND OTHER NOTICES.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NOTICE.

It is hereby notified for general information that a new Shipment of
Vegetable seeds has arrived and will )be on sale at the office of the Department
of Agriculture on week days between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 noon and from
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the following prices:-


Beet
Cabbage
Cabbage
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Carrots
Carrots
Cucumber
Onion
Parsley
Parsley
Radish
Radish
Tomato
Tomato
Tomato
Tomato
Turnip


Detroit D;rk Red
Early Jersey Wakefield
Succession
Steins Flat Dutch
Early Patna
Ox hart
Chantenavy
Extra Early White
Early Yellow Globe
Paramount
Plain or Single
White Icicle
French Breakfast
Giant Ponderosa
Beefsteak
Marglobe
Oxhart
Early White Flat Dutch


17c.
3J5c.
.. 37c.
.. 37c.
..$1.07c.
.. 25c.
.. 28c.
26c.
45c.
.. 32c.
"2c.
Ise.
18c.
95c.
93c.
70c.
$1.17e.
14c.


per oz. or 5c. per pkt.


,, ,c.
,, 10c.
,, 1c.
lOc.
,, 28c.
.. 7C.
,, 7c.
,, 7c.
,, 12c
,, 9c.
., .c.
,, 6c.
., 6c.
,, 25c.
, 25c.
,, 19c.
, 31c.
, 5c.


HUGH S. McCONNIE.
Acting uiup'rint ndent of Agriculture.


8th January, 1954.
(A. 24/1951 II).


EDUCATION NOTICES.

EXAMINATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY GOVERNMENT, 1953.

The following awards have been made:-


To Grammar School:


To Girls' High School:


Winston King, Kingstown Methodist School.
Luther Fitznoy Samuel, Qnestelles Government
School.
lHodnl)e John, Kingstown Methodist School.
Elrah Elizabe;th l:olertson, Buccament Govern-
iment Scliool.
Jacqueijnil Mlrrhahi. La:iou Government School.


Alice CecilP kichards. Georgetown Government
School.
W. M. LOPEY,
Education OfJicer (Acting).

Department of Education,
28th December, 1953.



GRAMMAR SCHOOL. GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL.
Term I, 1954, will begir on Monday, Term I. 1954. will begin on Monday,
18th January, at 10.30 a.m. ] ,th J;:miarvy, at 10.30 a.m.
J. F. GORDON, J. M. BUCHAN,
Acting lHeadmaster. Headmistress.
GRAMMAR SCHOOL, ( GIRLS' RB H S COOL,
5th January, 1954. 5th January, 1954.














14 S.INT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY, 1954.-(No. 3).


INCOME TAX NOTICES. may eventually be chargeable, and parti-
cular attention is directed to the fact
TO GOVERNMENT OFFICERS. that the term "income" is deemed to
include not only money but also allow-
All Government Officers are hereby ances in kind.
reminded that the latest date for the 3. Efforts are being made to send
submission of Income Tax Returns for blank return forms to such persons. It
assessment in the year 1954 is the 31st is to be clearly understood, however,
January, and that failure to give notice that a person is not exonerated from the
of chargeability is an offence against the statutory liability to nake a retiun even
Income Tax Ordinance, rendering the though that person may not have re-
person concerned liable on conviction ceived a blank form, which may be
to a fine not exceeding FOUR HUN- obtained, on application, at the Revenue
DRED AND EIGHTY DOLLARS. Offices at Georgetown, Barrouallie,
2. EVERY PERSON whose income, Bequia and Union Island, or, in the
accruing in, derived from the Colony other districts from the Police Station
or elsewhere and whether received in situate therein. These Forms may also
the Colony or not for the preceding he obtained from the Income Tax Office,
year, exceeded the statutory limit of Kingstown, where any person requiring
$480 is required to submit a return in information in connection therewith is
the prescribed form notwithstanding invited to enquire.
that on account of approved deductions 4. The form, correctly completed,
no tax may eventually be chargeable, should le accompanied by all necessary
and particular attention is directed to supporting statements. Specimens of
the fact that the term "income" is the form of account required from small
deemed to include not only money but traders and from occupiers or cultivators
also allowances in kind. of land will be supplied on request.
3. Efforts are being male to send 6th January, 1954.
blank return forms to such persons
through their Heads of Department. It
is to be clearly understood, however, TO TRADERS, BUSINESSMEN AND
that a person is not exonerated from the PROFESSIONAL MEN.
statutory liability to make a return even
though that person may not have re- Attention is lirecte to the provisions
ceived a blank form, which nimy be of Section 73 and 8 of 1the Income Tax
obtained, on application at the Revenue Ordinance o. 23 o 1948 which read as
Offices at Georgetown, Barrouallie, follows:-
Bequia and Union Island, or, in other 73. Anypersonengaged in Traders,
districts, from the Police Station situate any trade, business or profes- etc.
to keep
therein. These Forms may also be ob- sion shall keep in the Eng- accounts
trained from the Income Tax Office, lish languageproperbooks of in
Kingstown, where any person requiring account sufficient to record English.
information in connection therewith is all transactions necessary in
invited to enquire. order to ascertain the gains
6th January, 1954. and profits made or the loss
incurred in each such trade,
business or profession, and
TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. any such person who fails to
Every person concerned, not being a Icomply with this provision
Government Officer, is hereby reminded shall be guilty of an offence,
that the latest date for the submission and in addition to any pen-
of Income Tax Returns for assessment alty incurred he shall be lia-
in rthe year 1954 is the 31st Mnrch nnd ble to pay any tax to which


that failure to give notice of chargeabi-
lity is an offence against the Income
Tax Ordinance, rendering the person
concerned liable on conviction to a fine
not exceeding FOUR HUNDRED AND
EIGHTY DOLLARS.
2. EVERY PERSON whose income,
accruing in, derived from the Colony or
elsewhere and whether received in the
Colony or not for the preceding year,
exceeded the statutory limit of $480 is'
required to submit a return in the pre-
scribed form, notwithstanding that on
account of iapprov ed deductions no tax


he may be assessed under
the provisions of this Ordin-
ance."


" 68. Any person guilty of
an offence against tins Ordi-
nance shall le liable on sum-
mary conviction before a
Magistrate, to a fine not ex-
ceeeding fonr hundred and
eighty dollars, and in default
of payment to imprison-
ment, with or without hard
labour, for any term not ex-
ceeding six months."


Penalties
for
offences.














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY, 1954.-(No. 3).


2. 'The Conmmissioners cf Income Tax
intend to enforcee the provisions of the
sections referred to above.
F. E. WILLIAMS,
Income Tax Ofl)ier'.

INCOME TAX OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN,
6th January, 1954.
(A. 6/1951).

NOTICE.

GOVERNMENT PROPERTY IN ST.
VINCENT, B.W.I. FOR SALE.

Offers are again invited for the pur-
chase of the premises now occupied by
the Customs Departmeint in the Bay
Street adjacent to the Police Barracks
and comprising 2,520 square feet floor
space of warehouse accommodation, and
1,390 square feet of open yard space on
the ground floor, and ].218 square feet
of ollice floor ap: ce on the first floor.
Upset price $17,000.00.
Offers should he suliiitt( d to he
Assistant Administitator & Establish-
ment Ollicer, Governnent Office, St.
Vincent, British West Indies, not later
than 28th February, 1954.

H. D. SYLVESTER,
,Superintendent of Works.
ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.,
9th January, 1954.
(P. 24/1951).

GOVERNMENT COTTON GINNERY
NOTICE.

PURCHASE OF SEA ISLAND COTTON.
The advance to he paid by the (ov--
ermnent Cotton Ginnery on Si a Island
Seed Cotton purchased on the Co-opera-
tive System for the Crop 1953/54 has
been fixed as follows:-
W white ... 20c. per 11).
2nd W iiite ... 8e. ,. .


Stained


... 3r. .
J. L. EUSTACE,(
Manager.


1lth January, 1954.
(A. 24/1951 It).


TREASURY NOTICE.
Business Houses and otier persons are
hereby informed that Goverintoen t Local
Puclias Orders which hitherto haive
leen used for the supply of stores will.
in future, be used also for the supply of
any kind of service.


2. Treasury Paymeint Vouchers will
no longer be provided for the making
up 1)y suppliers of their claims on
Govern me n t. Suppliers will bill Govern-
ment in the normal way for the amounts
due supporting their invoice's with
duplicate copies of the relevant Local
Purchase Orders. Arrangements have
I)-(n made to effect settlement on a
monthly basis but in any instances
where piymennt is not made dniing the
month succeeding that in which trans-
actions took place, suppliers are invited
to inform tlhe Colonial Treasurer of the
commission. Th practice loes not apply
to transactions effected in the month of
December in any year, payment for
which will le made by Government
before 31sf December.
3. The present Local Purchase Order
form is issued in duplicate, a new form
will shortly be introduced which will be
issued to Suppliers in triplicat,. Tihe
Original (,1' this new For1m should be
retained by the Supplier, the Duplicate
should lie priced and returned d with tbh
goodssnlpplied ani the Triplicate should
be attached to the Supplier's invoice or
statement rendered at the month end.

PETER R. ELLS,
coloniall Treasurer.
TREASURYY CHAMBERS,
ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.,
31st December, 1953.
(A. 24/1951 II).


NOTICE TO MARINERS.

A Bell Buoy was moore(t at the south-
western extremity of the Warrington
Rref in the roadstead of St. John's on
the 14th December, 1953.
The position of tle Buoy is as fol-
lows:-
Latiude 17"-07'-31" N Longitude
Sl"--53'-07' W in seven
fathoms of water and distant
,.7 c:liles, 354 degrees, from
(Gout Hill Signal Station Flag
Staff, and 2.25 miles, 075 de-
:ree.s. from Sandyv Island
Lighthouse.
Thie bloy is sphericil, painted red
and wlic antd .iurllloullteld iy a white
stall'ff wi t h r ;i "c n" toplla k.

GODFREY HO,
Acting Harbour Mast, r.
St. John's,
Antigua,
December, 1953.
(S. 13/i946).














16 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY, 1954.-(No. 3.)


NOTICE.

CALLIAQUA TOWN BOARD BYE-
ELECTION.

The Public is hereby notified that in
accordance with section 24 of the Cal-
liaqua Town Board (Election of Mem-
bers) Bye-Laws the Clerk will be in
attendance at the Calliaqua Police
Station on Monday 25th day of Janu-
ary, 1954, between the hours of 10.00
a.m. and 2.00 p.m. for the purpose of
receiving nominations for two (2) can-
didates to fill the seats of Mr. Arthur
Gr;nt who has resigned, and Mr. Cad-
man Evans who failed to attend six (6)
meetings of the Board for the year
1953.
2. Should a poll be required it will
be taken at Calliaqua Police Station on
Monday, 1st February, 1954, between
the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon,
and from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

JOHN A. DOUGAN,
Clerk and Returning Ofice'r.
9th January, 1954.
(A. 711949).


MARRIAQUA VILLAGE COUNCIL.


Notice is hereby given that in accor-
dance with Section 25 of the Local Gov-
ernment Ordinance, No. 17 of 1951, the
Clerk will be in attendance at the Meso-


potamia Police Station on Monday, 25th
January, 1954, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. to
receive nominations to fill the seat of an
elected member of the Marriaqua Vil-
lage Council caused by the resignation
of Mr. Alexand(-r Shoitte.
Should a Poll be required, it will be
taken at the Mesopotamia Police Station
on Monday, 1st February, 1954, from 8
a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to :
:p.m.
WILLIAM JACK,
Clerk and Presiding Oficer.
12th January, 1954.


PORT ELIZABETH TOWN BOARD.

BYE-ELECTION.

The Clerk will be attending at the
Clerk's Office on the 81h February,
1954, between the hours of 9 a.m. 12
noon, for the purpose of taking noilina-
tions to fill the vacancy on the Pm t
,Elizabeth Town Board created by Mr.
'Edwin Frederick.
lie having been absent from the
Colony for more than thirty (30) d;ys
without leave of a Local Authority.
Should ai poll be required it will te
't:k(,n on JMonday, lhe 15t1h February,
1954, between tho hours of 9 a.m. and
5 p.m.
A. F. JAMES,
Town Cleric.
9th January, 1954.


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SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,

1954, No. 3.
\/
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL RULES.

(Gazetted 12th January, 1954.)


1. Short title. These Standing Rules and Orders may be cited as the
Legislative Council Rules, 1953.

2. Interpretation. In these Rules unless the context otherwise requires :
Order Book" means the book in which all notices received by the Clerk
for any meeting are recorded.
"President" means the Administrator or in his absence the Deputy
President elected by the Council or in the absence of both the Member
present at any meeting of Council who stands first in the order of precedence.

3. Sittings of the Council. Subject to the right of the Governor to
summon and convoke the Council at any time, and subject also to the right of the
President to vary the date of any ordinary meeting for reasons which he considers
expedient, the sittings of the Council shall ordinarily be held on the first Thursday
in each month at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon except in the months of
July, August and September.

4. Notice of Special Meetings. Seven days' notice of any Meeting of
Council not previously fixed shall be issued by the Clerk of the Council to each
Member, but in cases of urgency the President may dispense with the necessity
for the notice. Should, however, circumstances occur to render a meeting on any
day appointed for the same inconvenient, the Council may be adjourned to such
day .as the President shall appoint, by notice in writing, to be issued to each
Member by the Clerk at least one day prior to the day which had been appointed.

5. Orders of the Day. Whenever possible notice of the Orders of the Day
shall be issued to each Member so that at least four days shall elapse between the
issue of such notice and the day of the meeting of Council. If the interval between
two meetings of Council does not admit of such notice being given, then whenever
possible notice of the Orders of the Day of any meeting of Council shall be given on
the day next following the preceding meeting.

6. Seating of Members. (1) Until a seat has been allotted to each
Member, Members who have taken the Oath may sit in any seat.
(2) As soon as he thinks fit, the President shall allot a seat to every Member,
and may vary such allotment from time to time.

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7. Opening of Proceedings and quorum. As soon as five Members
besides the President shall be present after the hour appointed for the meeting of
Council, the President shall take the Chair, and Prayers shall be said. If the
Minutes of the last meeting shall have been previously circulated among Members,
their confirmation shall be proposed. If the Minutes have not been previously
circulated the Clerk shall read them; and in either case they shall after being
approved or if necessary amended, be confirmed.

8. Absence of quorum. Should a quorum not be present at the
expiration of twenty minutes from the time for which the Council shall have been
sumraoned on any particular day, the meeting shall stand adjourned to the next
following day (not being a Sunday or Public Holiday) at the hour originally fixed.

9. Amendment of Minutes. Any Member desiring the Minutes to be
corrected shall, if the Minutes are not read, propose such correction immediately
on the question being put, that Minutes be confirmed, or, if the Minutes are read,
shall propose such question immediately after the reading, and such correction
shall be forthwith admitted or rejected by the Council.

10. Protests. Any Member ma protest in writing against any decision of
the majority of the Council, provided he gives notice of his intention immediately
after such decision, and that such written protest be delivered to the Clerk within
three days. Such protest shall be laid before the Council and be forwarded
without undue delay to the Secretary of State for the Colonies. It shall be
competent for the Council to expunge any passage deemed offensive in such
protest.

11. Duties of the Clerk. (1) The Clerk of the Council shall read all
matters brought before the Council.
(2) The Clerk shall keep the Minutes of the proceedings of the Council, and of
the Committees of the whole Council, and shall circulate a copy of such Minutes as
early as possible and not later than fourteen days after the meeting of the Council.
(3) Minutes shall record the names of Members attending, all decisions of
Council, whether made formally or informally, and shall be signed by the President.
(4) In the case of divisions of the Council or Committee of the whole Council
the Minutes shall include the numbers voting for and against the Question, and
the names of Members so voting.
(5) The Clerk shall be responsible for the custody,of all votes, records, bills,
and other documents laid before the Council, which shall be open to inspection by
Members of the Council at all reasonable times, and other persons under such
arrangements as may be sanctioned by the President.
(6) The Clerk shall send to each Member written notice directing attention to
the Proclamation summoning the Council.

12. Election of Elected Members of Executive Council.
(1) The Council shall, at the first meeting or as soon thereafter as may be
convenient, after each dissolution of the Council, elect from among the Elected
Members three persons to be Elected Members of the Executive Council, and the
said persons shall be chosen by ballot.








(2) Any Member who is unwilling to serve, if elected, as an Elected Member of
the Executive Council shall inform the President in writing before the sitting at
which the election of Elected Members of the Executive Council shall take place,
and at that sitting the President shall announce the names of the Members who
arc unwilling to serve as Elected Members of the Executive Council.
(3) The procedure for the election shall be as follows :-
(a) Every Member pre>'nt who has taken the oath, shall if he desires, write
upon a ballot paper to be supplied to him by the Clerk, the names of
the Elected M/emlrnrs of the Council, not cxcceding three in number,
whom he desires to be Elected Members oC the Executive Council.
(b) Th, Clerk shall then call the names of all the Members and each
Member who desires to vote, as his name is called, shall if he wishes
come to the Table and shall drop his ballot-paper into a glass thereon in
such a manner as not to disclose how the Member is voting.
(c) When all the ballot papers have been dropped into the glass the
President shall examine them with the assistance of the Clerk and
report to the Council upon which three Members the majority falls.
(d) If as a result of two or more persons receiving the same number of votes,
more than three persons are chosen, the President shall declare the
names of the persons elected, and the names of the other persons chosen
who have the same number of votes.
(c) The President shall then direct a second ballot to be taken for the places
not yet declared to have been filled by election, and such ballot shall be
taken in the manner prescribed in this rule, save that the ballot-papers
shall not contain the name of any person who was elected, or who was
not chosen in the first ballot.
(f) The President shall direct subsequent ballots to be held until the three
places have been declared filled by election.
(g) The President shall not vote, and a Member shall not drop any ballot-
paper into the glass save his own.
(h) A Member, who has taken the oath, who arrives after the names of the
Members have been called and before the President shall have begun his
examination of the ballot-papers, shall be entitled to record his vote in
the manner prescribed in this rule.
(j) (i) If the President is satisfied that a ballot-paper does not comply with
the provisions of this rule, he may, at his sole discretion, reject the
said ballot-paper and proceed with the election, or declare the
election void, and, in the latter case, he shall order that the
proceedings for the election be begun de novo.
(ii; If the President is satisfied that the provisions of this rule have not
been, or are not being carried out prc','rly in any other respect, he
may, at his sole discretion, declare the election void, and order that
the :.:r:r iii,,. for the election be begun de novo.

13. Election of an elected Member to fill a vacancy upon the
Executive Council. (1) Where the President is satisfied that a vacancy has
occurred among the Elected Members of the Executive Council, he shall give
notice to the Council of the occurrence of such vacancy, and shall appoint a day
for the election of a Member of the Council to fill such vacancy.






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(2) The procedure for the election shall be as follows :-
(a) Every Member present who has taken the oath shall, if he desires, write
upon a ballot-paper to be supplied to him by the Clerk, the name of the
Elected Memtr whom he desires to fill such vacancy.
(b) The Clerk shall then call the names of all the Members, and each
Member who desires to vote, as his name is called, shall come to the
T.hble. and shall drop his paper into a glass thereon in such a manner
as not to disclose how the Member is voting.
(c) When all the tallot-papers have been dropped into the glass, the
President shall examine them with the assistance of the Clerk, and
report to the Council the name of the person upon whom the majority
falls.
(d) If no person receives a majority of votes, but two or more persons receive
the same numtbr of votes, and that number of votes exceeds the number
of votes received by any other person, the President shall then direct
a second ballot to be taken, and such ballot shall be taken in the manner
prescribed in this rule, save that no vote hall be cast for any person
except one or other of the persons receiving an equal number of votes
hereinbefore referred to.
(e) I upon the holding of the second ballot, referred to in paragraph (d) of
this rule, two or more persons shall receive an equal number of votes,
the President shall direct subsequent ballots to be held until one
Member has been duly elected.
(f) The President shall not vote, and a Member shall not drop any ballot-
paper into the glass save his own.
(g) A Member who has taken the oath, who arrives after the names of the
I\emh:-t'r have teen called end before the President shall have begun his
c:tam-in tion of the ballot papers, shall be entitled to record his vote in
ti. manner prescribed in this rule.
(h) (i) I'f ihe President is satisfied that a ballot-paper does not comply with
ihe provisions of this rule, he may, at his sole discretion, reject the said
1tallot-paper and proceed with the election, or declare the election void,
."nd, in the latter case, he shall order that the proceedings for the
election be begun de novvo.
(1i) If the P resident is satisfied that the provisions of this rule have not
iben, or are not being carried out properly in any other respect, he may,
ar! his sole discretion, declare the election void, and order that the
pr- ceding:s i-'.r ihe election l:e begun do novo.

14. Removal of Elected Member of Executive Council.
(1) The Ccu icil may, by resolution n in favour of which there are cast the votes of
not less b'tl:) t;o-third; of all the Members, revoke the election to the Executive
Council c ;a:;y Elected Member thereof, and, upon the pa.sing of such resolution,
:h sr.a. of such Member in the Executive Council shall become vacant.
(2) The procedure for the removal of an Elected Member of Executive Council
shall be as follows :-
(a) Every Member present who has taken the oath shall, if he desires,
signify on a ballot-paper to be supplied to him by 'he Clerk whecthe:r he
is in favour of the resolution or not by writing upon ihe said paper the
words Aye or No respectively.






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(b) The Clerk shall then call the names of all the Members, and each
Member who desires to vote, as his name is called, shall come to the
Table and shall drop his ballot-paper into a glass thereon in such a
manner as not to disclose how the Member is voting.
(c) When all the ballot-papers have been dropped into the glass, the
President shall examine them with the assistance of the Clerk, and
report to the Council the number of votes cast in favour of and against
the resolution, and declare the resolution carried or lost, as the case
may be.
(d) The President shall not vote, and a Member shall not drop any ballol-
paper into the glass save his own.
(e) A Member, who has taken the oath, who arrives after the names of the
Members have been called and before the President shall have begun his
examination of the ballot-papers, shall be entitled to record his vote in
the manner prescribed in this rule.
(f) (i) If the President is satisfied that a ballot-paper does not comply with
the provisions of this rule, he may, at his sole discretion, reject the said
ballot-paper and proceed in accordance with paragraph (c) hereof or
order that the proceedings Le begun de novo.
(ii) If the President is satisfied that the provisions of this rule have not
teen, or are not being carried out properly in any other respect, he may,
at his sole discretion, order that the proceedings for the removal be
begun de novo.

15. Election of Deputy President. (1) At the first sitting of every
Session, and at the first sitting after the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of
Deputy President, or as soon thereafter as may be convenient, the Council shall
elect a Deputy President of the Council.
(2) The Procedure for the election shall be as follows :
(a) Every Member present who has taken the oath shall, if he desires, write
upon a ballot-paper to be supplied to him by the Clerk the name of the
Member whom he desires to be Deputy President.
(b) The Clerk shall then call the names of all the Members and each
Member who cesiihs to vote, as his name is called, shall come to the
Table, and shall drop his ballot-paper into a glass thereon in such a
manner as not to disclose how the Member is voting.
(c) When all the ballot-papers have been dropped into the glass the
President shall examine them with the assistance of the Clerk, and
report to the Council the name of the person upon whom the majority
falls.
(d) If no person receives a majority of votes, but two or more persons
receive the same number of votes, and that number of votes exceeds the
number of votes received by any other person, the President shall then
direct a second ballot to be taken, and such ballot shall be taken in the
manner prescribed in this rule, save that no vote shall be cast for any
person except one or other of the persons receiving an equal number of
votes hcreinbcfore referred to.
(c) If upon the holding of the 'cond ballot, referred to in paragraph (d) of
this rule, two or more persons shall receive an equal number of votes, the
President shall direct subsequent ballots to be held until one Member
has been duly elected.







(f) The President shall not vote, and a Member shall not drop any ballot-
paper into the glass save his own.
(g) A Member who has taken the oath, who arrives after the names of the
Members have been called and before the President shall have begun his
examination of the ballot-papers, shall be entitled to record his vote in
the manner prescribed in this rule.
(h) (i) If the President is satisfied that a ballot-paper does not comply with
the provisions of this rule, he may, at his sole discretion, reject the said
ballot-paper and proceed with the election or declare the election void,
and, in the latter case, he shall order that the proceedings for the
election be begun de novo.
(ii) If the President is satisfied that the provisions of this rule have not
been, or are not being carried out properly in any other respect, he may
at his sole discretion, declare the election void, and order that the
proceedings for the election be begun de novo.

16. Order of Business. Unless the Council shall otherwise direct, the
order of business shall be as follows :-
(i) Prayers;
(ii) Oath of Allegiance to new members;
(iii) Confirmation of minutes;
(iv) Announcements by direction of the President;
(v) Papers;
(vi) Reports from Committees;
(vii) Petitions;
(viii) Government Notices;
(ix) Unofficial Notices;
(x) Questions;
(si) Motions;
(xii) Other Business.

17. Other Business. (1) Unless the Council shall otherwise direct, the
order of Other Easinsss shall be as follows :
(i) Public Business.
(ii) Private Bills.
(iii) Other Orders of the Day.
(2) Public Business shall be rat down in such order as the Government think
lit.
(3) Other matters shall be submitted to the Council in the order in which
they stand in the prder Book.

18. Petitions. (I) Every petition intended to be presented to the Council
must conclude with a prayer setting forth the general object of the petitioner.
(2) A petition shall not be presented to the Council unless it shall have been
endorsed by the Clerk as being in accordance with the Rules then in force in
regard to petitions.
(3) The member presenting a petition may state concisely the purpose of the
l:eAtition.







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(4) All petitions shall be ordered to lie upon the Table without question put
unless a Member when presenting a Petition moves for it to be read, printed or
referred to a Select Committee.
(5) The Council will not receive any petition :-
(a) Which is not addressed to the Council and which is not properly and
respectfully worded.
(b) Which has not at least one signature on the sheet on which the prayer
of the petition appears and which has not at least the prayer at the
head of each subsequent sheet of signatures.
(c) Which asks for a grant of public money or the release of a debt to public
funds unless the recommendation of the Governor thereto has been
signified.
(d) Which does not conform with such rules as may from time to time be
prescribed.

19. Papers. (1) All papers shall be presented by an Official Member of
the Council and their representation shall be entered upon the Minutes.
(2) The Member presenting a paper may make a short explanatory statement
of its contents.
(3) All papers shall be ordered to lie upon the Table without question put and
any motion for the printing thereof shall be determined without amendment or
c-bate.
(4) All Rules and Orders made by the Governor in Executive Council under
the authority of an Ordinance, which do not require the approval of the Legislative
Council shall be laid on the Table as soon as may be after being made.

20. Questions. (1) Questions may be put to Official Members relative to
public affairs with which they are officially connected, proceedings pending in the
Council or any matter of administration for which such Members are responsible.
(2) Questions may also be put to other Members, relating to a Bill, motion, or
other public matter connected with the business of the Council for which such
Members are responsible.
(3) A question shall not contain arguments, inferences, opinions, imputations,
epithets, ironical expressions, or hypothetical cases.
(4) A question must not be asked for the purpose of obtaining an expression
of opinion, the solution of an abstract legal case or the answer to a hypothetical
proposition.
(5) The reply to any question may be deferred to the next meeting of the
Council unless the Member asking the question shall have given not less than five
clear days' notice in writing of his intention to ask the same.
(6) A question shall be put by referring to the number it bears on the Orders
of the Day.
(7) A question shall not be asked without notice unless it is of an urgent
character and the Member has obtained the leave of the President so to ask it.

21. Supplementary Questions. A Member may ask a supplementary
question for the purpose of further elucidating any matter of fact regarding which
an answer has been given; but a supplementary q:-estion must not be used to
Introduce matter not included in the original question.







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22. Restrictions on Questions. (1) The right to ask a question shall
be subject to the following general rules, as to th', interpretation of which the
President shall be the sole judge :-
(a) The proper object of a quesi.ion is to obtain information on a question of
fact within the official cognizance of the Member to whom it is
addressed, or to ask for official action.
(b) A question shall not include -he names of persons, or any statement of
fact, unless they be necessary to render the question intelligible.
(c) If a question contains a statement of fact, the Member asking it shall
make himself responsible for the accuracy of the statement, and no
question shall be based upon a newspaper report, or upon an unofficial
publication.
(d) No Member shall address the Council upon any question, and a question
shall not be made the pretext for a debate.
(e) Not more than one subject shall be referred to in any one question, and
a qrv:-tion shall not be of excessive length.
(f) A question shall not be asked :-
(i) which rli-es an issue already decided in the Council, or which has
besn answered fully during the current session, oi to which an
answer has been refused.
(ii) seeking information about matters which are in their nature
secret.
(ill) regarding proceedings in a Committee which have not been placed
before the Council by a report from the Committee.
(iv) which deals with matters referred to a Commission of Enquiry or
within the jurisdiction of the Chairman of a Select Committee.
(v) as to the character or conduct of any person except in his official
or public capacity.
(vi) about any matter then pending before any Court of Justice, or
which reflects on the decision of a Court of Justice.
(vii) reflecting on the character or conduct of any person whose
conduct can only be challenged on a substantive motion under
rule 26.
(viii) making or implying a charge of.a personal character.
(ix) whether statements in the press, or of private individuals, or
unofficial bodies are accurate.
(x) the answer to which can be found by reference to available official
publications.
(xi referring discourteously to, or seeking information about, the
internal affairs of .any territory within the British Commonwealth
of Nations or of a friendly Foreign Country.
(2) A Member may decline to answer a question, if the publication of the
answer would in his opinion te contrary to the public interest.
(3) The President may disallow any question when in his opinion :-
(i) publication thereof would be contrary to the public interest;
(ii) it is an abuse of the right of questioning, or is calculated to obstruct or
affect prejudicially the procedure of the Council;
(iii) it infringes any of these rules.








(4) Where a question is disallowed by the President, it shall be returned by the
Clerk to the Member, endorsed with a note of the reason why the President
disallowed it.
(5) Any notice of .a question, which contains unbecoming expressions, or
offends against any of thc,3 rules, may L'e amended by the President, with the
consent of the Member asking the Question, before it is entered in the Order Book
or appears in the Notice Paper. i the question is not amended to the satisfaction
of the President, it shall not be entered in the Order Book or appear in the Notice
Paper.
(6) Not more than three questions requiring an oral answer, shall appear in
the Notice Paper in the nane of the same Member for the same day.
(7) Not more than a half hour shall be allotted to questions on any day.

23. Manner of giving notice. (1) Where under any rule notice is
required, such notice shall be given by being handed in at the Table during the
sitting of the Council or by delivery at the office of the Clerk within the normal
office hours.
(2) Any such notices shall be printed and circulated to Members of the Council
in the manner prescribed by the President on a day not less than four days before
the next meeting of the Council.
(3) The Clerk shall indicate the day upon which a notice was handed in,
unless it be a notice for the next meeting of the Council or an amendment to a bill.
(4) Any such notice shall be printed in the form in which it is handed in or
with such modifications or alterations as the President shall direct.
(5) Motions or amendments sent to the Clerk shall be printed and circulated
by him, even if they be matters notice of which is not required, and in the case of
amendments to bills, shall be arranged so far as may be in the order in which they
will be proposed.
(6) A notice given orally in Council, shall not have any force after that sitting
of the Council unless it be supplemented by a notice given in accordance with
paragraph (1) of this rule.

24. Notice of Motions. Unless these Rules otherwise direct, notice
shall be given of any motion which it is proposed to make, with exception of the
following :-
(a) A motion by way of amendment to any motion being debated in the
Council.
(b) A motion made in Committee of the whole Council.
(c) A motion for the suspension of Standing Rules and Orders.
(d) A motion for the adjournment of the Council or of any debate.
(e) A motion that a petition be read, printed or referred to a Select
Committee.
(f) A motion that the Report of a Select Committee be referred to a
Committee of the whole Council or be printed.
(g) A motion for the withdrawal of strangers.
(h) A motion for the suspension of a member.
(i) A motion relating to a matter of privilege.
(j) A motion arising out of the business of the day made immediately after
that business is disposed of and before any fresh matter is entered upon.









25. Dispensing with notice. Notice shall not be dispensed with in the
case of a motion or in respect of any other proceeding for which notice is required
except with the consent of the President and the assent of the Members present at
the time.

26. Rules of Debate. In speaking in Lhe Council, the following rules
shall be strictly observed :
(1) Her aLaj.sty's name or the name of the Governor shall not be introduced
to influence the Council.
(2) The conduct of Her Majesty and Members of the Royal Family shall not be
called in question.
(3) The conduct of the Governor, or Officer Administering the Government,
the President, Members of the Council, Judges or other persons engaged in the
Administration of Justice shall not be raised except upon a substantive motion;
and in any amendment, question to a Member, or remarks in a debate on a motion
dealing with any other subject, reference to the conduct of the persons aforesaid
-hall be out of order.
(4) The President :nay address the Council at any time.
(5) The rover of any motion or amendment may speak in support thereof,
but no furtl:',r debate shall be allowed until the motion or amendment has been
duly seconded; but when the Council is in Committee a motion or amendment may
be put or debated without being seconded.
(C) When a motion is made for the adjournment of a debate, or of the Council
during any debate, the debate thereon shall be confined to the matter of such
motion; and no Member having moved or seconded any such motion shall be
entitled to move or second any similar motion during the same debate. If the
President shall be of opinion that any such dilatory motion is an abuse of these
Standing Orders he may forthwith put the question, or he may decline to propose
it.
(7) Any IMember who may second a motion or amendment in the formal
words I second this motion and no others, may reserve his speech until a later
period of the debate.

27. Rules for Members Speaking in the Council. In speaking in
the Council, the following rules shall be strictly observed :-
(1) Every Member shall speak standing, and shall address his observations
to the President.
(2) A Member shall not read his speech except with the leave of the
President, but he may read extracts from written or printed papers in
support of his argument, and may refresh his memory by reference to
notes.
(3) Subject to the provisionss of Rule 29, a Member, while speaking, shall not
be interrupted, unless out of order.
(4) When a Member wishes to speak he shall rise in his place, but shall not
begin to speak until the President shall have called upon him to do so.
(5) When a Member has finished his observation he shall resume his seat,
and any other Member wishing to address the Council may rise.
60) If nmre than one Member rises at the same time, the President will cal'
on the Member who first catches his eye.








(7) Every Member shall confine his observations to the subject undel
consideration, and, where more than one question has been proposed,
as by way of amendment, the debate must be relevant to the last
question so proposed until it has been disposed of.
(8) iNo Member shall refer to any matter on which a judicial decision is
pending.
(9) No Member shall:
(a) impute improper motives to any other Member;
(b) make a personal charge against any other Member;
(c) use offensive expressions;
(d) indulge in personalities.
,10) By the indulgence of the Council, a Meimbr may explain matters of a
personal nature, although there is no question before the Council, but
such matters may not be debated, and a Member must confine himself
strictly to the vindication of his own conduct.
(11) No Member shall speak more than once on any question before the
Council, except
ta) in explanation of some material part of his speech which has been
misunderstood, during which explanation he must not introduce
new matter; or
(b) to a point of order; or
(c) in the exercise of the right of reply; or
(d) under the provisions of paragraph 12 (b) of this rule; or
(e) when a new question has been proposed from the Chair such as a
proposed amendment; or
(f) on a motion for the adjournment of the debate; or
(g) when the Council is in Committee.
(12) (a) The mover of a motion may reply after all the other Members
present have had an opportunity of addressing the Council and
before the question is put.
(b) When such reply has been made no other Member may speak;
provided that leave shall be granted to an Official Member to wind
up a debate on a Private Member's motion which is critical of the
Government, or reflects adversely on, or is calculated to bring
discredit, upon the Government or a Government officer.
(13) A Member shall not speak on any matter in which he has a direct
personal pecuniary interest without disclosing the extent of that
interest.
(14) E-officio Members shall be referred to by the designation of the offices
held by them; Elected Members shall be referred to by the names of the
districts for which they have been elected; and Nominated Members
shall be referred to by name.
(15) Any Member who deviates from these rules may be immediately called
to order by Lhe President, or by any other Member rising to a point of
order. If any question shall arise as to whether the Member is or is
not in order, that question shall be decided by the President.
(16) Any Member may rise to a point of order at any time during the speech
of another- Member, stating that he rises to a point of order. The









Member who was speaking must thereupon resume nis seat, and so
must the Member who rose to a point of order when he has concluded
his appeal to lnc President.
(17) No other Memuber may, except by leave of the President, speak to the
poirn of order, and the President shall, after the statement of the point
has been concluded, give his decision thereon, after which the Member
viLo was speaking at the time the point of order was raised, shall be
entitled to proceed with his speech, giving effect to the ruling of the
Chair.
(18) When the Presidenu rises during a debate, any Member then speaking
cr wishing to speak shall immediately resume his seat, and the Council
shall be ,ilent so that the Presldent may be hcard without interruption.

28. Rules for Members not Speaking. A Member present in the
Council during a debate :-
(1) shall enter or leave the Council with decorum;
(2) shall not read books, newspapers or letters save such as relate to the
business before the Council;
(3) shall maintain silence while another Member is speaking, and shall not
interrupt, except in accordance with these rules;
(4) shall otherwis; conduct himself in a uit and proper manner.

29. PreviouS LQuetion. (1) When a motion, whether it has been
amended or not, is under consideration by the Council, the Previous Question may
be moved.
(2) The Previous Question shall be proposed from the Chair in the form that,
the Council do proceed to the Orders of the Day, or the next Order of the Day or
the next b'::ines.~ oin the P.pe;r, as Ihe case may be.
(3) The date upon tlhe question so proposed shall be confined to the subject
matter thereof.
(4) IL' the President shall )e of opinion that the motion for the Previous
Question i: p.n ar.use of i-c rules he n:iiy decline to propose the question thereupon
to the Council.
(5) The Pr iou:; Q.s'lion shall net be admissible upon motions relating to
the business of the Cor.. nl or iis adjournmlent or in any Committee.

30. Ai.ticipa',tiO:'., (1) It ball be out of order to make a motion or move
an amendme-nt dealing \'wiih the subjectt matter of a bill or other Order of the Day
appointed for cinsideroticn; and an amendment shall also be out of order if it
deals with ;-he subject mfLiter of a ,motion of which :noice has been given.
(2) An COd: r of thi-: Day, notice of o'rotion or amendmenr't of which notice has
been given :l.'') not be anticipniled in a debate upon a notion for the adjournment
of the Council r. in any other cdbate.

1i. 6Terinllation of debate. (11 No Member may speak on any
question after the same has been fully put by the President or Chairman.
(2) A question is fully put, when the President or Chairman has collected the
Voices both of the Ayes and Noes.









32. Order in the Council and in Committee. (1) The President
shall be responsible for the observance of the rules relating to order in the Council,
and his decision upon any point of order shall not be open to appeal, and shall not
be reviewed by the Council, except upon a substantive motion made after notice.
(2) The President, after having called the attention of the Council to the
conduct of a Member who persists in irrelevance or tedious repetition, either of his
own arguments, or of the arguments used by other Members in debate, may direct
the Member to discontinue his speech and to resume his seat.
(3) A Member, who persists in standing after the President has risen and
refuses to resume his seat when directed so to do, or who persistently interrupts
the President, shall be directed to withdraw from the Council for the remainder of
the sitting, or named for disregarding the authority of the President under this
rule.
(4) The President, shall order a Member whose conduct is grossly disorderly
to withdraw immediately from the Council during the remainder of the day's
sitting, and may direct such steps to be taken as are required to enforce his order.
(5) If a direction to withdraw under this rule be not complied with at once, or
if on any occasion the President deems that his powers are inadequate, the
President may name such Member in pursuance of the next succeeding paragraph
of this rule.
(6) If any Member disregards the authority of the President, or persistently
commits breaches of the rules, or abuses the rules by persistently and wilfully
obstructing the business of the Council, or otherwise, then :
(a) if the offence has been committed in the Council, the President may
nalre such Member, and thereupon any other Member may move that
the Member so named be susspnd ed from the service of the Council.
Thereupon the President shall put to the vote ine question on such
motion Thai such Member be suspended from the service of the
Council", no amendment, adjournment, or debate being allowed.
(b) If the offence has been conmittcrl in Committee. the Chairman shall
forthwith suspend the proceedings of the Comaunittee and report the
circumstances to the Council, and the President, on a motion being
made, shall thereupon put the same question without amendment,
adjournment or debate, as if the offence had been committed in the
Council itself.
(c) If any such motion be carried, and a Member be suspended, his
suspension shall last until the nexb meeting of the Council.
(d) Any remuneration to which a Member is entitled as a Member of the
Council shall crese for the period of his suspension.
(7) Not more than one Member shall be named at the same time, unless
several Members present together have jointly committed such offence.
(8) A Member who i. directed to withdraw or who is suspended under this
rule shall forthwith leave the Council and its precincts.
(9) If any Member who has been directed to withdraw, or who has been
suspended under this rule, refuses at any time to obey the direction of the
President to withdraw from the Council and its precincts, the President shall call
the attention of the Council to the fact that recourse to force is necessary in order
to cornel obedience to his direction, and the Member named by him as having so
refused to obey his direction, shall thereupon, without further question put, be
suspended from the service of the Council during the remainder of the Session.








(10) A Member, who is directed to withdraw, or who is suspended under this
rule, shall not be entitled to attend the sitting from which he was directed to
withdraw, or in a case of suspension, to attend any sitting until the termination of
his suspension.
(11) If resort to force is necessary, the President may suspend the sitting
during the removal of the Member.
(12) In the case of grave disorder arising in the Council, the President may, if
he thinks it necessary to do so, adjourn the Council, as the case may be, without
question put, or suspend the sitting for a time to be named by him.
(13) Any Member who has used objectionable, abusive, insulting or offensive
words or language or unparliamentary expressions, and, on being called to order,
has refused to withdraw such words or language or expressions or to explain them,
and has not offlecd an apology for the use thereof to the satisfaction of the
Council, may be proceeded against and dealt with as though he had committed an
offence under paragraph (6) of this rule.
(14) Any Member who has committed any breach of order not specified in
chese rules miay be proceeded against and dealt with as though he had committed
an offence under paragraph (6) of this rule.

33. Voting. (1) All questions proposed for decision in the Council shall
be determined cy a majority of votes of those present and voting. The
Administrator, or the Deputy President or other Member when presiding shall not
have an original vote, but if upon any question the votes shall be equally divided
he shall have a casting vote.
(2) At the conclusion of a debate the question shall be put by the President
and the votes may be taken by voices Aye and No and the result shall be declared
by the President, but any Member may claim a division when the votes shall be
taken by the Clerk a ,king each Member separately how he desires to vote, and
recording the votes accordingly.
(3) When a division is claimed either in Council or in Committee of the whole
Council or in a Select Committee every Member present shall, unless he expressly
state that he dcclir es to vote, record his vote either for the Ayes or Noes. The
Clerk shall enter on the Miinutes the record of each Member's vote, and shall add a
statement of the names of Members who declined to vote.
(4) As soon as the Clerk has collected the votes the President, or in Committee,
or a Select Committee, the Chairman, shall state the numbers voting for the Ayes
and Noes respectively and shall then declare the result of the division or give his
casting vote as the case may be.
(5) If a Member state that he voted in error or that his vote has teen counted
wrongly, he may claim to have his vote altered, provided that such request is made
as soon as the President has announced the numbers and before he shall have
declared the result of the division.
(6) A Member shall not vote on any subject in which he has a direct personal
pecuniary interest, out ;t motion to disallow a Member's vote on this gro-md shall
be made only ..s sEc:n as 1 *e numbers of the Members voting on the question shall
h.ave been declared. If the motion for the disallowance of a Member's vote shall
be agreed to, the President or in Committee the Chairman shall direct the Clerk to
correct the numbers voting in the division accordingly. In deciding whether a
motion for the disallowance of a Member's vote shall be proposed from the Chair,
the President, or in any Committee of the Council the Chairman, shall have








regard to the character of the question upon which the division was taken, and to
the consideration whether the interest therein of the Member whose vote is
challenged is direct and pecuniary and not an interest in common with the rest of
Her Majesty's subjects, and whether his vote was given on a matter of state policy.

34. Select Committees. (1) A Select Committee shall be nominated by
the Council.
(2) A Select Committee shall have power to elect its own Chairman. If the
Member so elected be unable to be present at any meeting, the Committee shall
elect another Chairman whose tenure of office shall be for the day of his election
only.
(3) Unless the Council otherwise direct, three Members, or if the number of
the Select Committee does not exceed four, two Members shall form a quorum.
(4) The deliberations of a Select Committee shall be confined to the matter
referred to it by the Council, and any extension or limitation thereof made by the
Council, and in the case of a Select Committee on a Bill, to the Bill committed to it
and relevant amendments.
(5) A Select Committee may continue its sittings although the Council is
adjourned or prorogued, and shall not stand dissolved until the presentation to the
Council of its report, or until discharged by the Council, or until the dissolution of
the Council, whichever first happens. The President may in the case of the death
or unavoidable absence of a Member appoint another Member of the Council to
take the place of such Member on the Committee. Every appointment under this
order shall be announced to the Council at its next meeting.
(6) Select Committees shall have a right to the services of a clerK.
(7) When it is intended to examine any witnesses before a Select Committee,
the Member of the Council or party requiring such witnesses shall deliver to the
Clerk of the Committee, two days at least before the day appointed for their
examination, a list containing the names, residences and occupations of such
witnesses. The evidence of every witness shall be taken down and when printed
sent in proof to the witness. The witness shall be at liberty to suggest corrections
as may be approved by the Chairman.
(8) Except by leave of the Council no Select Committee of the Council shall sit
while the Council is sitting.
(9) (a) The Chairman of a Select Committee shall prepare a draft report and
submit it for the consideration of the Committee.
(b) Alternative drafts may be submitted for consideration by any other
Members of the Select Committee.
(c) The report finally to be adopted shall be such as is agreed to, with
amendments if any, by all the Members of the Select Committee, and, failing a
unanimous agreement, then such as is agreed to by a majority of the Members.
(d) Any Member dissenting from the report of a majority of the Committee
may put in a written statement of his reasons for such dissent, and such statement
shall be appended to the report.
(10) The report of a Select Committee shall be presented to the Council by
the Chairman and laid on the Table, and printed, or otherwise dealt with, as the
Council may direct.
(11) If the Council agrees to a motion for the consideration of a report of a
Select Committee, motions may be made expressing the agreement or disagreement









of the Council therewith, or founded upon or confirming the recommendations of
the Select Committee.
(12) (a) The minutes of the proceedings of a Select Committee shall record :-
'i) the names of the Members present each day of the sitting of the
Comnli ete;
(ii) the names of the witnesses examined;
(iii) in the event of a division taking place, the question proposed, the
names of the proposer and seconder, and the respective votes
thereupon of the Members present;
(iv) a copy of the draft report and any alternative draft, and any
amendments thereto.
(b) The minutes of the proceedings of a Select Committee shall accompany
the report of the Committee, and shall be dealt with as the Council may direct.

35. Standing Committee on Finance. (1) There shall be a Standing
Committee on Finance of which the Administrator and Treasurer shall be ex officio
Members, and all the Unofficial Members of the Council shall be members. Of the
Standing Committee the Administrator shall be ex-officio Chairman, but only the
Unofficial Members may exercise votes.
(2) The Standing Committee on Finance shall sit at such times as may be
determined by the Chairman, not less than forty-eight hours notice of each
meeting being given to the Members but in cases of urgency the Administrator may
dispense with the necessity for notice.
(3) The Chairman and not less than one-half of the Unofficial Members of the
Standing Committee on Finance shall constitute a quorum.
(4) All votes ertailing expenditure from public funds for which the sanction
of the Legislative Council is necessary shall be considered by the Standing
Committee on Finance before they are submitted to the Council for its acceptance.
(5) At each meeting of the Council it shall be the duty of the Chairman of
the Standing Committee on Finance to present to the Council the Minutes of the
Committee.
(6) Each item of expenditure that has been approved by the Committee shall
be specifically submitted for the approval of the Council. No item of expenditure
which has not been approved by the Committee shall be submitted for the
consideration of the Council unless a motion to that effect be made otherwise.

36. Reports from Select Committees. (1) A Bill reported from a
Select Committee shall be re-committed to a Committee of the whole Council
without question put for a day to be named by the Member in charge of the Bill.
(2) A Report or Special Report from a Select Committee shall be brought up
by the Chairman or other Member deputed by the Committee, and shall be ordered
to lie upon the Table unless any Member of the Council move that it be referred
to a Committee of the whole Council.
(3) Any Member of the Council may move that a Report from a Select
Committee, or that a Bill as amended in a Select Committee, be printed.

37. Decisions of Committees to be Confidential. The agenda and
proceedings of, evidence taken before, documents presented to, and decisions of, all
Committees of the Council, shall be kept confidential, and shall not be published









by any Member or by any other person, without the written authority of the
Chairman, until after the Committee has reported to the Council.

38. Notices regarding Bills. (1) Not less than seven days notice shall
be given of the presentation of a Bill or of a motion for leave to bring in a Bill.
(2) The question of leave may be debated and, if leave be granted, the Bill
may be introduced and its provisions explained either immediately or at any time
within the next six months.
(3) If a certificate of urgency signed by the President shall have been laid on
the Table, any Bill mentioned in such certificate may be introduced without notice.

39. Introduction and first reading. (1) Subject to the provisions of
the following rule any Member may move for leave to introduce a Bill of which he
has given notice, but a Bill may be presented to the Council on behalf of the
Government after notice without an order of the Council for its introduction.
(2) A Bill, whether presented in pursuance of an order of the Council after
leave given or without such order, shall be handed to the Clerk at the Table by the
Member who gave notice of the Bill. The Clerk shall then read aloud the short
title of the Bill, which shall then be deemed to have been read the first time, and
shall be ordered to be printed without question put.

40. Private Bills. (1) Every Bill (not being a Government measure)
intended to affect or benefit some particular person, association, or corporate body,
herein called a "Private Bill", shall, in accordance with the Royal Instructions,
contain a clause saving the rights of Her Majesty the Queen, Her Heirs and
Successors, all bodies political and corporate and all others, except such as are
mentioned in the Bill and those claiming by, from, or under them, and shall be
introduced into the Council under the provisions of this rule.
(2) Any Bill (not being a Government measure) which, in the opinion of the
President, appears to affect directly private rights or property, shall be introduced
into the Council as a Private Bill under the provisions of this rule.
(3) A Private Bill shall be introduced by a Member, only :-
(a) on petition from the promoters, stating the objects of and reasons for
the Bill, and,
(b) after notice of the Bill has been given by not less than three successive
publications of the Bill in the Gazette, and, in addition to such notice in
the Gazette, after three notices have been inserted in a newspaper
circulating in the Colony, containing a statement of the objects of and
the reasons for the Bill.
(4) The petition shall be presented by being lodged with the Clerk, and shall
be read at the first ordinary meeting of the Council after it is so lodged, and,
thereupon the President shall put the question that the promoters be allowed to
proceed.
(5) (a) When leave to proceed has been granted, a copy of the Bill shall be
lodged with the Clerk within six months next after such leave has been granted.
(b) on lodging such Bill, the promoters shall produce a certificate under the
hand of the Treasurer certifying that the sum of two hundred and fifty
dollars or such less sum as the Treasurer may in writing approve, to
meet the expenses of printing, has been deposited with the Treasurer
together with a bond executed by two sufficient persons obliging them to









pay on demand to the Clerk any excess over the deposited sum required
for such expenses.
(c) The Clerk shall cause the Bill lodged with him to be printed as early as
possible, and, at the first ordinary sitting of the Council after the
printing is completed the President if he is satisfied that the notices
required by paragraph (3) hereof have been published, shall put the
question that the Bill be read a first time, upon which no discussion
shall be allowed. After the Bill is read a first time, it shall stand
upon the notice paper for second reading at the next ordinary sitting of
the Council and the promoters may propose any amendments, which
they think fit, but the President, if he considers such amendments
beyond the scope of the Bill, shall report his opinion to the Council.
(6) Upon the day ordered for second reading the President shall, unless the
Council otherwise orders, propose the question that the Bill be read a second time.
(7) After the Bill has been read a second time. It shall stand referred to a
Select Committee to be chosen by the Council.
(8) (a) Every Select Committee on such a Bill shall require proof of the facts
and other allegations set forth in the Bill as showing that it is expedient
that the Bill should be passed, and may take such oral or other evidence
as it may think requisite; and thereafter if the Select Committee finds
that the said facts and allegations are not proved, it shall report to the
Council accordingly, and thereupon no further proceedings shall be
taken with reference to the Bill, unless the Council makes a special
order to the contrary.
(b) If the Select Committee finds that the said facts and allegations have
been proved, the Committee shall consider the several clauses of the Bill,
and may strike out clauses, add new clauses, and make any other
amendments which it shall deem necessary, and in respect of such new
clauses and other amendments shall describe their purpose in a Special
Report to the Council. No new clauses or amendments shall be allowed
in such a Bill which are foreign to the objects of and reasons for the
Bill or which are beyond its scope.
(9) No person, other than a Member of the Council, shall be heard in
opposition to any Private Bill, unless he has previously lodged a petition with the
Clerk showing the nature of his objections to the Bill, and stating whether his
objections extend to the whole or some part of the preamble, if any, or to the
clauses of the said Bill, and praying that he may be heard by himself or his
Counsel against the Bill.
(10) Subject to the provisions of this rule, all petitions against a Bill
containing a prayer that the petitioners be heard by themselves or Counsel shall
stand referred to the Select Committee, and the Select Committee shall hear all
such opposers who appear to have a locus stand.
(11) The Select Committee shall examine the Bill and make such amendments
thereto as it thinks proper, and shall report to the Council that it has examined
the Bill, and (if the fact be so), made amendments thereto, and shall make to the
Council such recommendations, if any, as it thinks fit.
(12) After the report of the Select Committee has been presented to and
adopted by the Council, the President shall put the question, without amendment
or debate, that the Bill be read a third time.
(13) As soon as practicable after any Private Bill is passed, rejected, dropped
or abandoned, the Clerk shall make out an account showing the expenses of








printing, and shall transmit the same, signed by him, to the Treasurer, who
thereupon shall, if the amount of the account is less than two hundred and fifty
dollars transfer such amount from the deposited sum of two hundred and fifty
dollars to the general revenue of the Colony, and pay the balance to the depositors,
their executors or administrators.
(14) If the account for the expenses of printing exceeds two hundred and
fifty dollars, the Treasurer shall transfer the whole of the deposited sum to the
credit of the general revenue of the Colony, and the Crown Attorney shall in the
event of the promoters failing to pay the Treasurer the balance, take proceedings
to enforce payment of such balance.

41. Appointment of days for stages of Bills. At the conclusion of
the proceedings on the first reading or on any subsequent stage of a Bill, the next
stage shall be appointed for a day to be named by the Member in charge of the
Bill.

42. Printing and circulation of Bills. (1) The Clerk shall be
responsible for the printing of the Bill from the draft handed to him by the
Member in charge of the Bill, and he shall satisfy himself that the following rules
are observed :-
(a) That the Bill is divided into successive clauses numbered consecutively;
(b) That the Bill has in the margin a short summary of each clause, and
(c) That the provisions of the Bill do not go beyond its title.
(2) As soon as possible after the printing of the Bill the Clerk shall circulate
a copy to every Member. The Bill may be accompanied by a short explanatory
statement of its objects.
(3) If the expenditure of public monies be involved in the Bill an estimate of
the probable cost to the Colony shall be supplied by the Member and circulated
with the Bill.
(4) The Clerk shall as soon as may be cause every Bill to be printed in at
least one issue of the Gazette ".

43. Second reading of Bills. No Bill shall be read a second time before
the expiration of seven days from the date of its publication and circulation to
Members, unless the Administrator, in a signed certificate laid upon the Table or
otherwise communicated to the Council, shall have declared that the suspension
of this order is in the case of the Bill specified in his certificate in the public
interest.
(2) On the order for the second reading of a Bill being read, a motion may be
made that the Bill be now read a second time, and if seconded a debate may arise
covering the general merits and principle of the Bill.
(3) On the second reading of a Bill, an amendment may be proposed to the
question That the Bill be now read a second time to leave out the word now "
and add at the end of the question upon this day three months ", or some other
date, or an amendment may be moved to leave out all the words after the word
"that" in order to add words stating the objects and motive of which the
opposition to the Bill is based, but such words must be strictly relevant to the Bill
and not deal with its details.
(4) Similar amendments may be moved, on the third reading of the Bill.









44. Committal of Bills. When a Bill has been read a second time it shall
stand committed to a Committee of the whole Council, unless the Council on
motion refer it to a Select Committee. Such motion shall not require notice but
must be made immediately after the Bill is read a second time and may be proposed
by any Member.

45. Scope of amendments in Committee. Any Committee, to which
a Bill may be committed, shall have power to make such amendments therein as
they shall think fit provided the amendments be relevant to the subject matter of
the Bill; but if any such amendments shall not be within th, title of the Bill they
shall amend the title accordingly, and shall report the same specially to the
Council.

46. Procedure in Committee on Bills. (1) The principle of a Bill
shall not be discussed in Committee but only the details.
(2) The Chairman of the Committee shall call the number of each clause in
succession and if no amendment be offered thereto, or when all proposed
amendments shall have been disposed of, shall proceed to the Question That the
clause (or clause as amended) stand part of the Bill ".
(3) All amendments proposed to the Bill either in Committee of the whole
Council or in a Select Committee, of which notice has not been given, shall be
handed to the Chairman in writing.
(4) No amendment shall be moved which is inconsistent with any clause
already agreed upon or any decision already come to by the Committee, and the
Chairman may at any time during the discussion of a proposed amendment
withdraw it from the consideration of the Committee if in his opinion the
discussion shall have shown that the amendment violates the provisions of this
rule
(5) A clause may be postponed, unless upon amendment thereto a question
shall have been fully put from the Chair.
(6) Postponed clauses shall be considered after the remaining clauses of the
Bill have been considered and before new clauses are brought up.
(7) If a clause be disagreed to, a new clause instead thereof, may be brought
up after remaining clauses of the Bill have been disposed of.
(8) New clauses may be offered before the Schedules to the Bill are considered
and shall be read the first time without question put. The question which follows
thereupon shall be That the clause be read a second time and that The clause
(or the clause as amended) be added to the Bill ".
(9) New schedules may be offered after the schedules to the Bill have been
disposed of, and shall be treated in the same manner as new clauses.
(10) When every clause and schedule and proposed new clause or schedule
have been dealt with, the preamble, if there be one, shall be considered and a
question put That this be the Preamble of the Bill."
(11) If any amendment be necessary to the title of the Bill it shall be made at
the conclusion of the proceedings detailed above.
(12) At the conclusion of the proceedings the Chairman shall put the question
"That I do report the Bill (or the Bill as amended) to the Council."
(13) Before the proceedings have terminated any member may move to report
Progress, or in a Select Committee to adjourn, and if such motion be carried the
Select Committee shall adjourn to a day to be fixed by the member in charge of








the Bill, and in Committee of the whole Council the Chairman shall make his
report to the Council, and shall ask leave to sit again, and a day for the resumption
of the proceedings shall be named by the Member in charge of the Bill.
(14) A Select Committee when reporting a Bill may make a Special Report to
the Council explaining their proceedings on the Bill.

47. Re-Committal and Third Reading. (1) When a Bill has been
reported from a Committee of the whole Council it shall be ordered to be read the
third time.
(2) When a Bill has been ordered for third reading, any Member who wishes
to amend or delete any provisions contained in the Bill or to introduce any fresh
provisions may give notice of his intention on third reading to move "That the
Bill be re-committed ". If such motion be agreed to, the Council shall resolve
itself into Committee immediately, or upon such day as the Member in charge of
the Bill may appoint. When the Bill has been reported, the Council shall then
proceed with the third reading of the Bill unless the Member in charge of the Bill
signify his desire to postpone this stage to a later day.
(3) Amendment for the corrections of error or oversight may, with the
President's permission, be made before the question for the third reading of the Bill
is put from the Chair, but no amendments of a material character shall be
proposed, and on this point the President's decision shall be final.
(4) When a Bill has been read the third time a printed copy shall be submitted
to the Governor for his assent.

48. Governor's amendments. When it shall have been communicated
to the Council that the Governor is prepared to signify the Royal Assent to a Bill
subject to certain amendments, the amendments shall be appointed for
consideration on a future day and on the order for their consideration on that day
being read, a question shall be proposed that the amendments shall be considered
seriatim and debate and amendments shall be relevant to the amendment under
consideration and an amendment shall not be proposed to the Bill unless it arise
strictly from the acceptance of one of the Governor's amendments.

49. Withdrawal of Bills. The Member in charge of the Bill standing on
the Order Book may make a motion, without notice, of its withdrawal, either
before the commencement of public business or on the Order of the Day for any
stage of the Bill being read.

50. Bills of the same subject matter. More than one Bill of the
same subject matter may be introduced but, when the second reading of the Bill
has been agreed to or negatived, the question shall not be proposed for the second
reading of another Bill of the same subject matter during a period of three months
from the date when such second reading was agreed to or negatived as aforesaid.
On the order of the Day relating to such a Bill being read the President shall
direct that the Bill be withdrawn.

51. Amendments. (1) A question, when proposed from the Chair, may
be amended:-
(a) by leaving out certain words in order to insert other words;
(b) by leaving out certain words; or
(c) by inserting or adding other words.








(2) Unless otherwise provided in these rules, an amendment shall not require
notice but shall be put in writing and handed to the Clerk by the Member proposing
it.
(3) An amendment shall be relevant to the Motion or Bill to which it is
proposed, and, except in Committee, must be seconded.
(4) An amendment shall not raise any question which, by these rules, can
only be raised by a substantive motion after notice.
(5) After a decision has been given on an amendment to any part of a motion
or Bill, an earlier part cannot be amended.
(6) In like manner, where an amendment of any part of a motion or Bill has
been proposed to the Council by the President, an earlier part cannot be amended,
unless the amendment so proposed is withdrawn.
(7) An amendment shall not be inconsistent with a previous decision given at
the same stage of any Bill or matter.
(8) To an amendment proposed to the Council by the President, an
amendment may be moved.
(9) Where an amendment proposes to leave out words and insert other words
instead of them, debate upon the first question proposed on the amendment may
include both the words proposed to be left out and those proposed to be inserted.
(10) On an amendment proposing to leave out words or to insert words, debate
shall be confined to the omission or insertion of such words respectively.
(11) An amendment to a proposed amendment must be relevant to the
original amendment and shall be proposed, debated and put to the vote as if the
previous amendment were an original question until all the amendments to it have
ea-n disposed of.
(12) When an amendment has been moved, and, if necessary, seconded, the
question thereon shall be proposed, debated and put to the vote before the original
question.
(13) The President shall put amendments to the Council in such order and in
such form as he shall in the exercise of his discretion think fit.

52. Withdrawal of motions or amendments. When any motion or
amendment has been proposed from the Chair, it may be withdrawn at the request
of the mover if, on the President or in Committee the Chairman, asking whether it
be the pleasure of the Council or Committee that the motion or amendment be
withdrawn, a dissenting voice be not raised thereto.

53. Messages from the Governor. A message or minute from the
Governor may be brought up at any time during a meeting, and shall be considered
forthwith or ordered to be considered upon a future day as the President may
appoint.

54. Financial procedure. (1) The Council shall not proceed upon any
petition, Bill, amendment or motion, by which a grant of public money is sought,
a charge imposed upon public funds, or a tax or other impost is levied, unless such
grant, charge or tax shall have been proposed by, or by the direction of, the
Governor or shall have had his express approval.
(2) More than one stage of a Bill, embodying such grant, charge or tax, shall
not be taken at one sitting of the Council, unless the Governor certifies that such a
course is necessary in the public interest.








55. Suspension of Standing Orders. A question the object or effect
of which may be to suspend any Standing Order of the Council shall not be
proposed except with the consent of the President, either after notice given or
after the expression of the general assent of the Council.

56. Absence of Members. (1) Any Member who is prevented from
attending a meeting of the Council shall acquaint the Clerk as early as possible
of his inability to attend.
(2) If any Member intends to absent himself from the sittings of the Council
for three months, he must previously obtain leave of the Administrator.

57. Employment of Members in professional capacity. No Member
of the Council shall appear before the Council or any Committee thereof, as
counsel or solicitor for any party, or in any capacity for which he is to receive a
fee or reward.

58. Strangers. (1) Strangers may be present in the Council Chamber in
the places set apart for them under such rules as the President may make for that
purpose.
(2) If at any sitting of the Council, any Member shall move that strangers
withdraw, the President shall forthwith put the question "That strangers be
ordered to withdraw without permitting any debate or amendment.
(3) The President may, whenever he thinks fit, order the withdrawal of
strangers from any part of the Chamber, and its precincts, and may order the
doors of the Council Chamber to be closed.
(4) Strangers shall preserve silence, and shall conduct themselves in a fit and
proper manner during a sitting.
(5) Strangers shall withdraw from the Council Chamber and its precincts
when called upon to do so by the President.

59. Press. Representatives of the Press shall be entitled to attend the
sittings of the Council provided that if any newspaper should publish a report of
the proceedings which the President considers unfair he may with the approval of
the Council withdraw such right for such time or on such terms as shall be decided.

60. Adjournment. A meeting may be adjourned at any time by a vote of
the majority of the Members, or by the President if he shall think fit.

61. Debate on motion for adjournment. On the motion for the
adjournment of the Council any Member may rise and speak on any matters of
public importance and urgency up to a limit of ten minutes.

62. General Authority of the President. (1) The President shall
have power to regulate the conduct of business in all matters not provided for in
these rules.
(2) The President shall be responsible for the management and general
administration of the Council Chamber.
(3) The decision in all cases for which these Rules do not provide, shall lie
within the discretion of the President.







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63. Practice of Parliament. (1) In cases of doubt these Rules shall
be interpreted in the light of the relevant practice of the Commons House of
Parliament of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
(2) In any matter for which these Rules do not provide the said practice shall
be followed, but no restrictions which the House of Commons has introduced by
Standing Order shall be deemed to extend to the Council or its Members until the
Council has provided by Standing Rule for such restriction.

64. Revocation. The Legislative Council Rules, 1950, (S.R. & 0. 1950, No.
60) are hereby revoked.


Made by the Legislative Council under section 19 of the Saint Vincent
(Legislative Council) Order in Council, 1951, this 17th day of December, 1953.



O. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
Acting Clerk of Legislative Council.

(J 53/1939).


Approved this 31st day of December 1953.


E. B. BEETHAM,
Governor.


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1954.









SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,


1954, No. 4.


MAGISTRATES (SITTINGS OF COURTS) OR1~ER.

(Gazetted 12th January, 1954).


1. Short Title. This Order may be cited as the Magistrates (Sittings of
Courts) Order, 1954.
2. Sittings of Courts in the First Magisterial District.
The following places and times are appointed for the sittings of Courts in the First
Magisterial District :-
(a) Kingstown : Monday, Tuesday and Friday of each week at 9.15 a.m.
(b) Bequia : Ti~e First Wednesday in every month at 10 a.m.
3. Sittings of Courts in the Second Magisterial District.
The following places and tirms are appointed for the sittings of Courts in the
Second Magisterial District :-
(a) Georgetown: Every Friday at 9.15 a.m.
(b) Colonarie : The First and Third Tuesdays in every month at 9.15


(c) Mesopotamia :

(d) Calliaqua :

(e) Layou :

(f) Barrouallie :
(g) Chateaucelair :


a.m.
The Second and Fourth Thursdays in every month at
9.15 a.m.
The Second and Fourth Tuesdays in every month at
9.15 a.m.
The First and Third Thursdays in every month at 9.15
a.m.
The Second Monday in every month at 9.15 a.m.
The Fourth Monday in every month at 10 a.m.


4. Sittings of Courts in the Third Magisterial District.
The following places and times are appointed for the sittings of Courts in the Third
Magisterial District :-
(a) Union Island: The Second Tuesday in every month at 10 a.m.
(b) Canouan : The Fourth Tuesday in every month at 10 a.m.
(c) Mayreau : The Third Saturday in every month at 10 a.m.
5. Cancellation. The Magistrates (Sittings of Courts) Order, 1953 (S.R.
& 0. 1953, No. 32) is hereby cancelled.

Made by the Governor in Council under section 30 of the Magistrates Ordinance
(Cap. 12) this 4th day of January, 1954.
A. L. SAMUEL,
Clerk of Executive Council.


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1954.


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