HC Deb 25 June 1907 vol 176 c1132

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the distressed condition of many of the householders in Jamestown, St. Helena, he will grant a suspension of the payments due under the Drainage and Waterworks Ordinances until there is some chance of the inhabitants, who have suffered severely owing to the withdrawal of the garrison, being able to meet their liabilities.


The Governor has been instructed that every possible consideration should be shown to those who were rendered unable by stress of circumstances to pay the sums due, and, although it has not been thought necessary to grant a general suspension of the payments due, each case will be dealt with on its merits.