Caribbean Islands (Economic Development).

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine. – in the House of Commons on 4th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Benjamin Riley Mr Benjamin Riley , Dewsbury

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information regarding the cooperation of British and United States authorities in the economic development of territories in the Caribbean Sea; and whether such economic development will have the benefit of the provisions of the lease-lend enactment?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

I hope that it will be possible to make a statement about this matter shortly.

Photo of Mr Benjamin Riley Mr Benjamin Riley , Dewsbury

Is not it the fact that in Washington the American Committee has already been set up and is waiting, so we understand, some indication from the British Government as to their co-operation with that Committee?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

This is a joint matter by arrangement between the two Governments, and my hon. Friend will readily understand that any statement must be made jointly.

Dr. Morgan:

Will the local opinion be considered?