HC Deb 05 April 1909 vol 3 c874W

asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the Annual Report on Trinidad and Tobago, wherein it is stated that 9,494 acres of land were sold during the year 1907–8; and whether it is the intention of the Government to take any action to check the rate of sale of the freehold of public land?

Colonel SEELY

I am aware of the figures referred to. These sales are made under the Trinidad Land Regulations, which are framed with a view to encouraging the settlement of a peasant proprietary on the land, of which a very large area still remains unalienated.