HC Deb 08 October 1909 vol 11 cc2459-60W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether consideration will be given to the desirability of limiting the duration of the Court of Policy of British Guiana to three years in order to make the life of the Court synchronise with the Civil List, the present Court being dissolved when the next Civil List falls to be considered?

Colonel SEELY

The period fixed by law for the duration of the present Court of Policy will expire about 12 months before the end of the period for which the Civil List was passed on the last occasion. The latter period was fixed in order to give the newly-elected Court an opportunity of considering the Civil List and voting upon it, and the Secretary of State sees no occasion for any alteration in this arrangement, which adequately secures the object that my hon. Friend has in view.