§ MR. M'LAGAN
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether his attention has been directed to the neglected state of the roads in the Island of Grenada, as described in the Report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the affairs of the Windward Islands, published last year, where it is stated that—The prosperity of the island is greatly retarded by the want of a complete system of arterial communication;667 and, whether any instructions have been issued, or steps taken, to carry out the recommendations of the Commissioners to put the roads in a proper state of repair?
§ MR. EVELYN ASHLEY
The Secretary of State, both before and since the Report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the affairs of the Windward Islands, has frequently pressed on the Government of Grenada the importance of putting the roads of the Island into good repair. Much has been lately done. In the Estimates for 1885, £6,300 has been provided for both construction and repair. An additional surveyor has been appointed, and a traction-engine and stone-crusher brought into use; but the mountainous nature of the Island makes road-making very expensive, and the requisite work can only be done gradually.