§ MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, who is responsible for the conveyance of local correspondence between the various West Indian islands; and what steamship subsidies are paid for the conveyance of such letters, and by whom.
(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) Correspondence is conveyed between the
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§ various West Indian Islands, by such steamers as are available, at ship's letter rates, and also, up to the end of this month, by the inter-Colonial service of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, which has been for the last few months in receipt of a subsidy at the rate of £17,500 per annum, paid in equal shares by the Imperial Post Office and by the Governments concerned. Letters are also carried under contract by the steamers of Messrs. Pickford and Black under contract with the Canadian Government which receive a subsidy of £27,000 a year, to which the Imperial Government contributes £13,500.