HC Deb 17 April 1923 vol 162 cc1843-4
2. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can make a statement as to the route of the new Pacific cable; in what way will it be linked with the American cable to Honolulu; and when it is to be put in hand?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

I have been asked to reply. The Pacific Cable Board are now laying new cables between Suva (Fiji) and Auckland, and between Sydney and Southport (Queensland). No decision has yet been taken regarding the duplication of the cable north of Fiji.

1913. 1920. 1921. 1922.†
Whiskey Doz. Quarts 2,215 11,369 126,775 247,043
Proof Gallons 515* 95,499 103,115 455,457
Rum Proof Gallons 26,052 38,483 37,465 60,479
Gin Proof Gallons 19,210* 43,118 36,964 62,425
Brandy Proof Gallons 252* 986 872 847
Alcohol Proof Gallons 228* 1,914 6,212 36,926
Unenumerated Spirits Proof Gallons 11 54 44
Cordials and Liqueds £ 1,583 3,368 5,903
*Described as "Gallons" in 1913. †The figures for 1922 are provisional.
4. Mr. J. H. SIMPON

asked the president of the Board of Trade the amount of spirits cleared from Nassau, Bahamas, to St. John, New Brunswick, to St. Pierre Miquelon, and to Tampico, Mexico, in the years 1913 and 1922, respectively?

Commander BELLAIRS

Will the hon. Gentleman make representations as to the desirability of linking the route with Honolulu?


I will certainly see that the representations are conveyed.