§ MR. SUMMERBELL (Sunderland)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is yet in a position to report as to the proceedings re the appointment of a Government director in connection with the Trinidad Dock and Engineering Company, Limited, at a salary of £250 per annum; and, if so, can he state what action the Government intend to take with a view to complying with the wishes of the Finance Committee and the petition signed by about 6,000 residents of Port-of-Spain against the said appointment.
§ THE UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Colonel SEELY,) Liverpool, Abercromby
The Secretary of State is addressing a despatch to the officer administering the Government of Trinidad on the subject of the representations of the unofficial members of the legislative council with regard to the appointment referred to. Until the despatch has reached the colony, and been published there he would prefer not to anticipate it by any statement in this House.