HC Deb 20 June 1951 vol 489 cc491-2
7. Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps he is taking to make known to the peoples of the Colonial Empire the generous help which is being given by the United States of America under the Economic Co-operation Administration.

Mr. Dugdale

My right hon. Friend knows of no case where a Colonial Government in receipt of E.C.A. assistance has not gladly given publicity to this fact. I would also refer the hon. Member to paragraphs 462 to 465 of the Report which my right hon. Friend recently presented to Parliament (Command 8243).

Mr. Gammans

Do the Government propose to put any sort of plaque on this project so that we may know what generous help we have had from the United States and what a wonderful example this is of international co-operation in developing backward areas?

Mr. Dugdale

I can assure the hon. Gentleman that we are very fully aware of that and are exceedingly grateful for all the help we have had from the United States.

Mr. James Johnson

While we are thanking the American Government for the help that they have given to this country, will my right hon. Friend take care not to lose sight of the help that this country has given to the Colonial Empire, particularly since His Majesty's present Government came into power?

Mr. Dugdale

I have no doubt that the American Government will consider that one of the best forms of thanking them is that there should be some self help, and that is what we have in this connection.