HC Deb 23 March 1949 vol 463 c357
24. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the total sum available in the Protectorate Mining Benefits Fund in Sierra Leone for the year 1947; whether this was entirely disbursed on various social and economic projects; and what is the present balance in the fund.

Mr. Creech Jones

The revenue of the Fund in 1947 was about £14,800. Of this sum about £11,700 was paid out on social and economic projects, and a balance of slightly over £3,000 remained with the Treasurer at the end of the year. In addition there is a Reserve Fund of about £11,300. The accounts for 1948 are not yet available.

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