SIR GILBERT PARKER
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Government can see its way to remove the water tax existing in St. Helena, which has a tendency to prevent ships from entering the port for water; will he also state how much revenue was derived during 1906 from this tax.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The charge for supplying water to ships at St. Helena has recently been reduced from 5s. to 2s. per ton of water supplied, and it is not considered possible to make any further reduction. The revenue derived from this source for the year 1906 amounted to £44 5s.