35. Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies whether a White Paper will be published setting out the development programmes submitted by the respective Governments for consideration under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act, 1940?
My Noble Friend will bear my hon. Friend's suggestion in mind, but he would prefer to defer a decision on it. In any event, however, an annual return of schemes made under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act will be laid before Parliament in accordance with Section 1 (4) of the Act.
Mr. Creech Jones
Will my hon. Friend make representations that we really want to know what schemes are submitted by the respective Governments and not necessarily only the schemes submitted to this House for the necessary finance?
I appreciate what my hon. Friend has in mind, and I will convey that suggestion to my Noble Friend.