HC Deb 07 August 1899 vol 76 cc18-9

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the unofficial report of the hon. Baronet the Member for the Sudbury Division of Suffolk, written by request, relative to the condition of the West Indies, first, with regard to the establishment of central sugar factories in Barbadoes, Antigua, and St. Kitts; and, secondly, with regard to the creation of a peasant proprietary similar to that recommended by the West India Royal Commission; and, thirdly, with regard to increased coolie immigration; and, fourthly, with regard to better steam communication; if so, will he state whether any of the moneys voted by Parliament under the Colonial Loans Bill will be set aside for the purpose of carrying out any of the recommendations.


The hon. Member for the Sudbury Division was good enough to furnish me with a report of his visit to the West Indies, and all the subjects to which it relates are and have long been receiving my careful consideration; but the loans provided for by the Colonial Loans Bill are intended for other purposes.