asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether he received in October last a letter from Mr. G. W. Macnair, of Trinidad, complaining of certain inaccuracies in the trigonometrical survey of the Caroni, Savannah, and Laventille 61W swamp; whether he has returned any answer; and, if so, to what effect?
In December last I received a copy of a letter dated 10th October, addressed by Mr. G. W. Macnair to the Colonial Secretary of Trinidad, in which he alleged certain inaccuracies in the survey of the swamp referred to. The matter was inquired into by the Governor, but he did not consider it necessary to take any action. Mr. Macnair asked that the correspondence might be forwarded to me, and I requested the Governor to inform him that I had received it.
asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether he has any information to show further discoveries of errors in the survey maps of Trinidad; and whether his attention has been called to a case in which the main road is shown to cross the river five times in a quarter of a mile, whilst in reality the river is crossed only once; and, if not, will he inquire?.
I am not aware to what errors my hon. Friend is alluding, but if he will give me any information he has to identify the particular map referred to I will make inquiry of the Governor.