§ MR. SUMMERBELL
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state whether the sugar planters and others employing the coolies imported into Jamaica are subsidised in regard to same; and, if so, by whom such subsidy is paid, the Home or Colonial Government, and the extent per annum of such subsidy.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The sugar planters pay somewhat less than the total cost of the introduction of the coolies; the balance is borne by the Colonial Government. The excess amount which will be paid by the Colonial Government this year for the introduction of coolies has been estimated at £1,752.