16. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Ian Fraser
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if proposals will be made for assisting the development of Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland similar to those which are proposed for the Colonies under the Colonial Development and Welfare Bill.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Mr. Emrys-Evans)
Yes, Sir. The new Bill, like the Colonial Development and Welfare Act of 1940, covers these territories. I would add that grants to the three territories amounting to £973,356 have already been approved under the Act of 1940 in respect of schemes covering a period of years.