Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Development and Welfare Schemes.

– in the House of Commons on 21st May 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 can now give a list of the schemes now put into operation under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act and the particular Colonies to which these schemes apply?

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

Yes, Sir. I could readily prepare for the House a statement on the lines of the return which was made last year under Section 1 (4) of the Colonial Development and Welfare Act, 1940. My Noble Friend is, however, proposing to include such a schedule of the schemes which are in operation under the Act, in a more comprehensive report, reviewing the progress which has been made since the Act came into force. I trust that my hon. Friend will be prepared to wait a short time until this fuller report has been completed.