28. Captain ARTHUR EVANS
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has yet received considered recommendations on the financial and trading conditions in the Seychelle Islands from the Governor, who took up his appointment last February; and, if so, what decision has been reached?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
Since he took up his appointment last March the Governor, with my approval, has initiated a programme of retrenchment as a result of which it is hoped to balance the Budget for 1935 with a small surplus. The Governor has also submitted several applications for assistance from the Colonial Development Fund with the object of fostering economic development in the Colony. Four of these have been approved and the fifth is under consideration.
Can the right hon. Gentleman say the amount of the assistance which has been rendered by the Department—the total amount voted from the special fund?