HC Deb 18 June 1941 vol 372 c631
20. Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Under secretary of State for the Colonies what steps have recently been taken or are being taken to improve inter-communication between the British West Indian Colonies?

Mr. George Hall

Although the need for improved inter-island sea transport in the West Indies is fully realised, it has not been possible in time of war to proceed with improvements. A British air service is now operating between Trinidad, Tobago and Barbados. It is hoped to arrange for this service to be extended to other West Indian Islands, but I regret that I am not yet in a position to make a statement on the subject.