HC Deb 30 October 1884 vol 293 c534

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether the recommendation of the Royal Commissioners, dated April 1884, with regard to the Confederation of the Windward Islands, will be carried out; and, whether it is a fact that Sir William Robinson, Governor of the Windward Islands, in contravention of the forty-eighth article of the Royal Instructions, has become the purchaser of a tract of land in the Island of Grenada known as "Mardi Gras?"


No decision has yet been arrived at as to the confederation of the Windward Islands. No information that Sir William Robinson has purchased an estate in Grenada has reached the Colonial Office; but I may point out that the 48th Article of the Instructions referred to relates only to Crown lands, and Mardi Gras does not appear to be Crown land.