HC Deb 28 July 1943 vol 391 cc1597-8W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what plans are being considered for the future of local government in Trinidad; the nature of the difficulties which arose between Port of Spain municipality and the Government; and whether these still exist?

Colonel Stanley

No plans are at present being considered for the extension of local government in Trinidad, though the Franchise Committee may have recommendations to make, when it reports, affecting the qualifications of municipal electors. The major subject of discussion recently between the Port of Spain city council and the Colonial Government has been the question of the water supply of the town and its relation to the central water supply scheme. So far as I am aware, these discussions have not yet been concluded.

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