British Honduras (Belize Water Supply).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Hannon Sir Patrick Hannon , Birmingham Moseley

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether His Majesty's Government will consent to guarantee the loan to Belize, British Honduras, for providing an adequate water supply for the city on the condition that the materials are purchased in the United Kingdom, especially in view of the rival offers put forward by American firms?

Mr. WOOD:

The question of the provision of an adequate water supply for Belize is receiving consideration. I may remind my hon. Friend that assistance under the Trade Facilities Act would be likely to raise questions of the control of the finances of the Colony, and, as my hon, Friend will be aware, such control in British Honduras rests with the unofficial majority of the Legislative Council.