HC Deb 18 March 1942 vol 378 cc1503-4
44. Mr. Riley

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Comptroller, set up under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act, 1940, for the West Indies, will in future carry on his work in co-operation with, or independent of, the newly formed Anglo-American Committee for the progress and development of territories in the Caribbean Sea?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

The Comptroller for Development and Welfare in the West Indies will continue to act independently, but the establishment of the Anglo-American Caribbean Commission will facilitate co-operation between the two Governments, as opportunity offers, in matters affecting progress and development in the Caribbean area.

Mr. Riley

Will finance be available from the United States for these schemes?

Mr. Macmillan

Yes, Sir, but we must await the first meeting of the Commission. This matter and other matters will have to be considered as we proceed.