HC Deb 27 April 1909 vol 4 cc315-6W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state whether many sugar and cocoa estates of Trinidad have books recording wages paid for the past 30 years to

labourers employed on such estates; and, if so, is he prepared to state from such records the wages paid per day in 1875, 1885, 1895, and 1905 to the labourers then employed; and whether such wages included cost of food and lodging?

Colonel SEELY

The Secretary of State is unable to give the figures from the information in his possession, but the Governor of the Colony is being asked if he can furnish them.