TABLE OF CONTENTS


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The Royal Warrant  ................................................................      ii

REPORT
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CHAPTER I. -- INTRODUCTORY  ..............................................   1-12

CHAPTER II. -- DESCRIPTIVE --

    Area and Population  .........................................................    13-20
    Climate and Soil  ...............................................................    21-23
    Communications  ..............................................................    24-31
    Natural Resources  ...........................................................    32-39
    Local Manufactures  ..........................................................    40-41
    Imports and Exports  .........................................................    42-46
    Constitution and Local Government  ..................................    47-54


CHAPTER III. -- HISTORY OF NEWFOUNDLAND SINCE THE GRANT
OF RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT--

    Period from 1855-1895  ......................................................    55-92
    Period from 1895 to present day  .......................................   93-120


CHAPTER IV. -- THE FINANCIAL POSITION --

    General Survey  ...............................................................    121-27
    Period from 1920-21 to 1931-32  .......................................    128-31
      Able-bodied Relief  .........................................................    132-38
      Onset of the Depression  ...............................................    139-42
      Establishment of a system of Treasury control  ..............    143-47
    Financial Year, 1932-33  ...................................................    148-50
    Current Financial Year  ....................................................    151-54
    Examination of Revenue  .................................................    155-66
      Revenue since the War  .................................................    156-58
      Customs Duties  ...........................................................    159-60
      Income Tax  ...................................................................    161-63
      Liquor Profits  ...............................................................    164-65
      General  ........................................................................        166
    Examination of Expenditure  ...........................................     167-86
      Expenditure since the War  ............................................        167
      Analysis of Expenditure  ................................................    168-75
      Newfoundland Railway  ..................................................    176-83
      Newfoundland Hotel  .....................................................    184-85
      General  ........................................................................        186
    The Public Debt  ..............................................................    187-94
    Summary of Conclusions  .................................................        195


CHAPTER V. -- PRESENT STATE OF THE ISLAND --

    Considerations arising from distribution of the population   197-201
    Life of the People  ............................................................    202-10
    Present condition of the people  .......................................    211-26
    The Political Machine  ......................................................   227-37
    Dissipation of Natural Resources  ....................................   238-46


CHAPTER VI. -- THE FISHERIES --

    I. Descriptive and Explanatory --
          The Seal Fishery  .......................................................    248-51
          The Cod Fishery  ........................................................    252-92
             The Bank Fishery  ...................................................    253-56
             The Shore Fishery  ..................................................    257-65
             The Labrador Fishery  ..............................................   266-68
             The Winter Fishery  .................................................       269
             The Credit System  ..................................................   270-80
             Marketing Arrangements  ........................................    281-91
             Statistics  ...............................................................        292
          Fisheries other than the Cod-Fisheries  ....................   293-300

    II. General Review of Existing Situation --
          A. Control:
              1. Political  .............................................................     301-6
              2. Commercial  .......................................................     307-8
          B. Methods:
              1. Methods of Fishing  ............................................   309-13
              2. Curing  ...............................................................   314-17
              3. Variety of products  .............................................       318
              4. Disposal of sale  .................................................   319-20
              5. System of inspection  ..........................................       321
              6. Fishery Statistics  ...............................................       322
              7. Education  ..........................................................        323
              8. Research  ...........................................................   324-25

    III. Particular Survey of Individual Branches of Industry --
          1. Salt Cod-fish  .........................................................        326
          2. Cod-liver oil  ..........................................................    327-28
          3. Salmon  .................................................................    329-32
          4. Lobster  .................................................................        333
          5. Herring  .................................................................    334-36
          6. Caplin  ..................................................................    337-39
          7. Smelts  ..................................................................       340
          8. Halibut  .................................................................       341
          9. "Turbot"  ................................................................       342
          10. Other fish species  ...............................................       343
          11. Shell-fish (other than lobsters)  ............................       344
          12. By-products  .........................................................       345
          13. Canning  ..............................................................       346

    IV. Recommendations --
          A. Control:
              1. Administrative  ..................................................    347-58
              2. Commercial  ......................................................    359-61
          B. Methods:
              1. Scheme for resuscitation of Deep-sea and Fall Fisheries --
                  (a) Deep-sea Fishery  .........................................    364-68
                  (b) Fall Fishery  ..................................................        369
                  (c) Concurrent Experiments  ...............................        370
                  (d) Finance  ........................................................   371-76
                  (e) General  ........................................................   377-78
              2. Need for improved apparatus in the outports  ......        379
              3. Inspection of Fish Premises  ...............................        380
              4. Control of shipments to foreign markets  ............        381
              5. Enquiry into possibility of building up local carrying
                  fleet
  .................................................................        382
              6. Statistics  ..........................................................        383
              7. Education  .........................................................        384


CHAPTER VII. -- PROSPECTS FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE --

    Timber:
        1. The Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company  .....    387-98
        2. The International Power and Paper Company of
                  Newfoundland Ltd.
  ...........................................   399-423
                A. Capitalisation  ................................................   399-414
                B. Prospects  .......................................................    415-23
        3. Other Forest Lands in the Interior of the Island  ......    424-30
        4. The coastal fringe  ...................................................    431-34
    Minerals:
        1. The Bell Island Mine  ...............................................    435-45
        2. The Mine at Buchans  ..............................................    446-54
        3. Mineral Possibilities  ...............................................    455-58
    The Port at Botwood  ........................................................   459-64
    Agriculture  ......................................................................   465-79
    Wild Fruit  .......................................................................    480-83
    Fur-bearing Animals  ........................................................   484-91
    Aviation  ..........................................................................   492-99
    Assistance of foreign capital  ............................................   500-03
    Miscellaneous  .................................................................        504


CHAPTER VIII. -- ALTERNATIVE COURSES OF ACTION --

    Effects of default  .............................................................   506-18
        Currency measures:
            Inflation  ..................................................................   514-16
            Suggestions for a new Currency  ...............................   517-18
    The question of the disposal of Labrador  ..........................   519-29
    Political Union with Canada  .............................................   530-43
    Assistance from the United Kingdom  ................................       544


CHAPTER IX. -- A JOINT PLAN OF RECONSTRUCTION --

    Political and Constitutional Aspect of Proposals submitted
        to the Commission
  ......................................................   547-57
    Scheme Recommended:
      A. Constitutional Changes  .............................................       558
           Establishment of a New Form of Government  ........  558 (1)-(3)
           Legislation  ...........................................................  558 (4)-(5)
           Executive Action  ...................................................  558 (6)-(9)
           General  ............................................................  558 (10)-(11)
      B. Financial Relief  ........................................................    559-61
    Summary of Scheme  .......................................................        562
    Procedure  .......................................................................        563
    General observations  ......................................................   564-65


CHAPTER X. -- SUBSIDIARY RECOMMENDATIONS --

    Reorganisation of the Civil service  ..................................    566-75
    Need for Special Investigations  .......................................    576-85
       Education  ....................................................................        577
       Railway and Steamship Services  ...................................   578-81
       Natural Resources  .......................................................   582-85
    Boards and Commissions  ................................................   586-87
    Public Health and Welfare:
       Administrative Organisation  .........................................   588-89
       Staff  ............................................................................   590-91
       Medical Services  ..........................................................   592-94
       Defects of present system  ...........................................  595-607
         Absence of Preventative Public Health Service  ............        596
         Medical Facilities  ......................................................  597-600
         Nursing Centres  ........................................................     601-7
       St. John's City  .............................................................   608-16
       Municipal Government  .................................................   617-18
       Police and Game Wardens  ............................................   619-21
       Establishment of Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve  ..........   622-24
       Need for Statistical Service  ..........................................    625-27
       Need for Public Libraries in the Island  ..........................   628-29
       General  ........................................................................   630-33


CHAPTER XI. -- SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS --

    A. Main Recommendations  ........................................   634 (1)-(4)
    B. Subsidiary Recommendations  ..............................    634 (1)-(35)


CHAPTER XII. -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND THANKS  ......   635-41



APPENDICES AND MAPS

APPENDICES
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A. --Census Tables, 1921  .....................................................       234
B. --Temperature Tables  .......................................................       237
C. --Tables of Imports and Exports  .......................................       238
D. --Report of Joint Committee of Legislative Council and
             House of Assembly, 1880
  ........................................       241
E. --Letter from Sir Mackenzie Bowell to the Governor-
             General of Canada submitting a memorandum
             regarding negotiations between Canada and
             Newfoundland in 1895
  .............................................       243
F. --Statement of Newfoundland Loans, and purposes for
             which they were raised
  ............................................       246
G. --List of Loans in order of maturity  ...................................       254
H. --Treasury Control Act, 1932  .............................................      256
I. --Newfoundland Government Exchequer Account--Year
             ended 30th June, 1933
  ............................................       259
J. --Budget Speech, 1933  ......................................................       260
K. --Text of Agreement between the United Kingdom and
            Newfoundland negotiated at Ottawa, 1932
  ................       272
L. --Tables reflecting trend of Newfoundland's credit in
            London since the War
  ..............................................       277
M. --Table of iron ore shipments from Bell Island, 1895
             to 1932
  ...................................................................       278
N. --St. John's Municipal Council: Detailed statement
             of public debt, estimates of revenue and
             expenditure for 1933, and balance sheet as
             at 31st December, 1932
  ...........................................       279

MAPS

No.1.--Map showing Electoral Districts (1932) and Population.
No.2.--Map showing Religious Denominations.
No.3.--Map showing Railways and Steamship Routes.
No.4.--Map showing Roads.
No.5.--Map of Newfoundland and Coast of Labrador showing Fishing
           Areas.

No.6.--General Map of Newfoundland and Labrador.



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