§ 23. Mr. Molson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how much of the original £10,000,000 voted as a gift to Malta, for purposes of reconstruction, has been spent; how much has been spent in the United Kingdom; how much on building materials in the United Kingdom and how much abroad.
Mr. Creech Jones
£3,749,300 has so far been spent of the £10,000,000 grant. With regard to the second and third parts of the Question, since 1944 £848,000 has been 205 spent in the United Kingdom and £149,000 in other countries outside Malta on materials required for building work; and of these materials it is estimated that 83 per cent. has been used for reconstruction. No expenditure outside Malta other than that on building materials has been charged to the grant.
§ Mr. Molson
In what other countries besides the United Kingdom have building materials been obtained?
§ Mr. Scollan
Would the Minister be good enough to tell us how much of this was spent on building machinery in Scotland?