asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are now being taken to improve the sea communications of the island of Tobago; whether the recommendation of the Sea Communications Committee are to be carried out or given effect to; what is the likelihood of the call of the Canadian Main Line steamers at Scarborough, Tobago; and whether he is aware that hardship is being inflicted on colonists and traders by this lack of adequate sea communication?
§ Mr. LUNN
I am aware that difficulties arise from time to time in the maintenance of communications by sea between Trinidad and Tobago, owing to the necessity for docking the steamship "Belize." Inquiries are being made as to the cost of giving effect to the recommendations of the Sea Communications Committee. The Canadian National Steamship Company have inaugurated a four-weekly cargo service, calling at Tobago on the way to and from Trinidad and Demerara, but I am unable to say whether this arrangement is permanent.