HC Deb 06 November 1929 vol 231 c1043
52. Mr. BOYCE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies why the former Government House at Spanish Town, Jamaica, commonly called Old King's House, is still un-restored; when action will be taken by the Government of Jamaica to ensure the preservation of this historical monument; and what is the amount of the recent Budget surplus in Jamaica?


My Noble Friend has addressed inquiries on this subject to the Governor of Jamaica. Pending the receipt of his reply, I am not in a position to answer the first and second parts of the hon. Member's question. The financial year 1928–29 closed with an estimated deficit on the year's working of £152,866. During the current year, expenditure is anticipated to exceed revenue by £101,692. These deficits are being met from the previously accumulated surpluses of the Colony.


Will the hon. Gentleman inform me of the nature of the reply when he receives it?


I will.