HC Deb 07 June 1944 vol 400 cc1340-1
34. Mr. Thomas Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the nature of the activities of Jamaica Welfare, Limited; what Government support it is receiving; whether organisations of a similar character now exist in other West Indian Colonies; and whether they are also being Government assisted.

Colonel Stanley

The activities of Jamaica Welfare, Limited, and the grants sanctioned under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act, I940, are shown in the latest Return of Schemes made under that Act (Command 6532) of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy. Organisations of a similar character exist in Barbados and Trinidad. No grant is at present made to these two Organisations under the 1940 Act, but I understand that an application for a grant is likely to be received in respect of Barbados Welfare, Limited. So far as I am aware, no financial support from the Colonial Governments is at present given to any of these Organisations by the Jamaica, Barbados, of Trinidad Governments.

Dr. Morgan

Is not the Jamaica Welfare, Limited, totally in the hands of the United Fruit Company?

Colonel Stanley

Not at all.