§ MR. SUMMERBELL
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state the annual income and expenditure on the Trinidad Government Railways, as also the wages, hours, and general conditions of labour of the employees on such railways; and, if not, as to whether he will obtain such particulars.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The receipts of the Trinidad Government Railway in 1906–1907 were £92,814 and the expenditure £63,074. The latter figure does not include charges for interest on loans which amounted to about £23,000, though the actual amount for the year is not before me. I am unable to supply detailed particulars as to wages, hours, and conditions of labour on the railway, but the Governor will be asked for a report if the hon. Member will indicate more precisely the information he desires as to conditions of labour.