HC Deb 23 September 1931 vol 256 cc1631-2
22. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can now make a further statement with regard to the recent cyclone disaster at Belize, British Honduras; and will he say what measures are being taken to relieve the distress of the people there and to repair the damage caused?


The latest telegraphic reports from the Governor of British Honduras have been published in the newspapers. They contain detailed information, to which there is nothing that I could usefully add, regarding the measures that are being taken to deal with the situation in the Colony. The House is no doubt aware that the Lord Mayor of London has opened a fund in aid of the sufferers.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the last reports were received?


I had a cable this morning, and the House will be pleased to know that every effort was made to deal with the unfortunate occurrences there.


Will the Lord Mayor open a fund to help the unemployed?

Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

Will the right hon. Gentleman publish a list of those British residents who have survived this disaster in Belize?


I will do all I can to supply the information I have, but it is very difficult to promise the issue of a list which might have to be varied from day to day.

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