§ SIR J. FERGUSSON (Manchester, N.E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of 1334 State for the Colonies whether an estimate for the fruit and mail direct steamship service to and from Jamaica, contracted for by the Crown Agents, will be presented while the contract is lying upon the Table.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
The grants in aid for steamer subsidies in the West Indies, viz.: of —5,000 taken on a Supplementary Estimate in July 1898, and of £35,000 included in the original Estimates for 1899–1900, are available to meet, and will more than cover, all payments due in respect to this service.