Development and Welfare.

Oral Answers to Questions — West Indies. – in the House of Commons on 18th 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 the Comptroller, set up under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act, 1940, for the West Indies, will in future carry on his work in co-operation with, or independent of, the newly formed Anglo-American Committee for the progress and development of territories in the Caribbean Sea?

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

The Comptroller for Development and Welfare in the West Indies will continue to act independently, but the establishment of the Anglo-American Caribbean Commission will facilitate co-operation between the two Governments, as opportunity offers, in matters affecting progress and development in the Caribbean area.

Photo of Mr Benjamin Riley Mr Benjamin Riley , Dewsbury

Will finance be available from the United States for these schemes?

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

Yes, Sir, but we must await the first meeting of the Commission. This matter and other matters will have to be considered as we proceed.