Jamaica (Rural Housing).

Oral Answers to Questions — West Indies. – in the House of Commons on 18th March 1942.

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Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , Bournemouth

asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies whether the Comptroller for Development and Welfare in the West Indies has made any recommendations, up to the present time, for schemes of rural housing in Jamaica; and what action has been taken?

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

No proposals have as yet been received for rural housing in Jamaica. My Noble Friend will, however, be glad to convey my hon. Friend's suggestion to the Governor, although I feel sure it has not escaped Sir Frank Stockdale's attention.

Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , Bournemouth

Is it not rather extraordinary that nothing has been done about this matter up to now, especially in view of the fact that almost all the materials required can be secured in Jamaica and would not have to be imported?

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

The Comptroller has made a great, many recommendations, and these will be considered as soon as possible. I will convey this particular suggestion to the Comptroller.