HC Deb 12 February 1857 vol 144 c532

said, he begged to ask for information in reference to the Penal Settlement situated upon the Massarooni River in British Guiana,—first, when it was established; secondly, whether for Imperial or Colonial purposes; thirdly, whether it was still in use; if not, what causes had led to its abandonment?


said, the settlement was established in 1842 for purely colonial purposes, and, so far from being abandoned, was in active and useful operation. It was under consideration whether it should not be made available for the reception of convicts from other parts of the West Indies.