§ MR. LAWRENCE (Liverpool, Abercromby)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now state when the contemplated fruit steamers may be expected to commence running between the West India Islands and this country; and when the return re Local Colonial Duties on Rum will be laid upon the Table.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
(1) I am not yet able to fix a date for the commencement of this service. (2) Some of 442 the Colonies have not yet furnished the information required for completing the Return. When they have done so the Return will be laid without delay.