§ 56. Mr. R. Robinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Coastal Steamer Committee appointed in 1951 to investigate the system of communications between Trinidad and Tobago has now made its report; and, what are its recommendations.
§ Mr. Hopkinson
The Coastal Steamers and Island Launch Services Committee has submitted two interim reports. I am placing in the Library of the House a copy of a Trinidad Legislation Council paper containing their interim recommendations and a report of the action taken thereon by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
§ Dr. Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has considered the desirability of making available to hon. Members as soon as possible the report of the Trinidad Government's Auditor on the Local Planning and Housing Commission's Report on that Colony for 1947–51 so that they may know the financial and planning position of Trinidad at present vis-à-vis past decades; and why the Special Report of the non-official auditors appointed by the local Government on the Planning and Housing Commission's Report of the Colony for 1947–51 has not yet been made public, so that hon. Members and local citizens may know the financial and planning position of Trinidad at present, in particular since the Governor of Trinidad is now in London for consultation.
§ Mr. Lyttelton
The audit of the accounts of the Planning and Housing Commission is not undertaken by the Trinidad Director of Audit, but by a local firm of chartered accountants. The reports of the Commission, which are published annually and are on sale in 39W Trinidad, contain its audited accounts for the year in question and the auditor's report on them. The latest published report of the Commission, which covers the year 1949, is available in the Library of the House and is on sale in this country through the Crown Agents for the Colonies.