Development Plan

Oral Answers to Questions — Seychelles – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd July 1959.

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Photo of Mr Paul Williams Mr Paul Williams , Sunderland South 12:00 am, 23rd July 1959

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will now announce the new development plan for the Seychelles.

Photo of Mr Julian Amery Mr Julian Amery , Preston North

I understand that the Seychelles Government will be publishing the plan in the near future.

Photo of Mr Paul Williams Mr Paul Williams , Sunderland South

Will my hon. Friend give the House an assurance that the highest priorities in this plan will be accorded to the provision of improved housing, improved sanitation and improved education, and, if possible, that the development plan will include facilities for improved travel between both India and East Africa, on the one side, and the Seychelles on the other?

Photo of Mr Julian Amery Mr Julian Amery , Preston North

I should not like here and now to commit the Seychelles Government on the priorities, but I am quite sure that the points referred to by my hon. Friend will figure in the plan.