HC Deb 15 July 1842 vol 65 cc201-2

On the question that the sum of 3,070l. be granted for defraying the charges of the civil establishment of Prince Edward's Island,

Mr. Hume

said, that in 1818 this colony, through the Lieutenant-governor, proposed to bear its own expenses, on condition that the appointment of the officers of Customs, was placed in its own hands. He thought it was advisable that the colonies should have the management of their own civil establishments. He wished to know whether the officers of Customs in Prince Edward's Island were appointed by the Governor of the colony, or by the Home Government.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

stated, that the Custom-house officers held their appointments from the commissioners of customs in this country, and not from the colonial authorities.

Vote agreed to.