35. Captain FABER
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state whether any steps have been taken, and, if so, what, for docking facilities to be established in Kingston Harbour, Jamaica, seeing that at least a million pounds a year will be spent in Jamaica after the opening of the Panama Canal should facilities for docking be granted; and whether he is aware that Jamaica will become one of the most important islands in the world after the opening of the canal?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)
The Government of Jamaica has recently purchased a site abutting on Kingston Harbour, in order that it may be placed in as advantageous a position as possible to deal with any demand that may hereafter arise for coaling, docking, or repairing facilities.