§ MR. SUMMERBELL (Sunderland)
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state whether certain members of the finance committee of Trinidad protested as to the salary of the dock director, and threaten to resign; and if so, can he state what action he took to allay the trouble.
(Answered by Colonel Seely.) A protest was received from the unofficial members of the Legislative Council with regard to the matter referred to. The protest was largely due to the absence of complete information as to the circumstances of the appointment, and the Secretary of State has dealt fully with the matter in two despatches, one of which has been published in the Colony. The other will also be published there shortly. As a result of these despatches the unofficial members have resumed their duties on the finance committee and the Council.