§ 17. Mr. Peter Smithers
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the high price of kerosene and candles in Dominica; what is the reason for this state of affairs; and what action he proposes to ensure a better supply or a lower price.
I understand that the main reasons for the relatively high prices of these commodities in Dominica are the small size of the trade and the proportionately high handling costs. I am looking further into the matter.