HC Deb 08 May 1940 vol 360 c1206
19. Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now state the schemes in the West Indies on which the £350,000 now authorised will be spent?

Mr. M. MacDonald

As the reply is long and contains a number of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

Approximate cost.
British Guiana. £
Reconditioning of drainage in certain areas in the coastal belt; reconditioning of roads; reconditioning of central hospital and alms-houses and certain other buildings in Georgetown 52,500
British Honduras.
Construction of a road from Belize to Cayo and certain feeder roads 45,000
Anti-malarial measures, reconditioning of roads and reconditioning of land for land settlement in the country districts 82,500
Leeward Islands.
Minor public works, public health and soil erosion measures 10,750
Windward Islands.
Improvement of roads and rivers and swamp drainage 27,810

The schemes mentioned above have been approved. Others are now under consideration.