Resolution of retirement of T H Barker

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Title: Resolution of retirement of T H Barker
Parent item: Magazine of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
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Date: 1912 Nov 14 Thu
Source: Magazine of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, 1912
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Retirement of Mr. THomas H. Barker, Secretary.—The following Resolution was passed, viz.:—

"That at this Meeting, held at the time of Mr. Thomas H. Barker's approaching retirement from the office of Secretary of the Incorporated Chamber of Commerce of Liverpool, the members of the Committee of the African Trade Section of the Chamber desire to express to him their grateful thanks for his able and energetic services during the whole period since the formation of the Section in 1884. They specially wish to record the great value of his services to the members of the African Trade in preparing Memorials and Representations to the Government in such matters as Extension of Bountaries of existing Coast Colonies; to proclaim Protectorates and to reserve other spheres on influence for future operations of Trade; Delimitation of Boundaries of various Colonies; Arrangement of Uniform Tariffs within certain areas; Revocation of Royal Niger Company's Charter; Improvement of Roads; Construction and Extension of Railways; Sanitation; Formation of the Joint West African Committee; and other subjects of the utmost importance to the welfare of the British West African Colonies and Protectorates. They sincerely trust that Mr. Barker may long be spared to enjoy the rest from active work which his great services to the Section and to the Chamber of Commerce for the long period of thirty-one years so thoroughly deserves."

Other subjects discussed were:—Palm Kernel Contracts, Price for Delivery in Bags; Concessions to Messrs. Apol, Ltd.; Proposed Address re Labour Conditions, San Thomé; Oil Concessions, Liberia; Land Tenure.