HC Deb 05 August 1897 vol 52 c504

moved that the contract dated August 2, 1897, entered into with the Halifax and Bermudas Cable Company for the construction, laying, and maintenance of a submarine cable between Bermuda and Jamaica be approved.

MR. R. G. WEBSTER (St. Pancras, E.)

complained that there was not direct communication with Jamaica. When he was in the West Indies he found that correspondence had to pass through the United States and the Central States of America.

Resolution agreed to.