§ MR. PULESTON
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether it is in contemplation to call the Legislature of Barbadoes together at an early day; and, whether he can name the time and also give the reasons for the present delay?
§ MR. J. LOWTHER
Sir, in the absence of any apparent necessity for the immediate convocation of the Barbadoes Legislature, Lord Carnarvon thought it desirable to postpone the issue of the writs until he had had an opportunity of conferring personally with Captain Strahan, the Governor-in-Chief of the Windward Islands, who is at present in this country. Captain Strahan will be returning to Barbadoes, however, in the course of the autumn, when there will be ample time for the Legislature to be convened for the despatch of such business as it may be necessary to undertake before the close of the year.