HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 c381
39. Mr. Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the total net dollar deficit on food imports by the Colonies.

Mr. Mayhew

The colonies have no net dollar deficit, in the sense that their total payments for imports of all kinds are more than covered by their total dollar earnings.

Mr. Thornton-Kemsley

Can the Under-Secretary say how much of the amount allotted to the United Kingdom under the Marshall plan will have to be diverted for use by the Colonies?

Mr. Mayhew

That is another question, and perhaps notice can be given of it.

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