13. Mr. WILSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many quarries in Trinidad are owned by the Government; how many persons are employed; and whether the undertakings are remunerative?
§ Mr. AMERY
The exact number of Government-owned quarries in Trinidad is not stated in the records available at the Colonial Office, but the total number of quarries worked in the island is 81 and the total daily average number of persons employed is, in private quarries 499 and in Government quarries 447, a total of 946. I am not aware whether the undertakings are remunerative, but the value of the products obtained was £25,398 in 1927.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
May we not assume that the undertakings are not losing money? Otherwise, the right hon. Gentleman would have the information.