§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Wexford, N.)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonics if he will give the reason for the delay in the case brought by Mr. William Davies, of Dominica, West Indies, against the Crown; and if he will use his influence to have the matter settled as soon as possible.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) The Governor has been instructed to endorse his consent on the statement of claim as provided by Section 370 of the Leeward Islands Act, No. 8, of 1876, so that the case may be tried by the Supreme Court of the Leeward Islands. No complaint has reached me that any avoidable delay has occurred.