§ 48. Mr. Tilney
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the total cost of the wharf improvements at Freetown; and from what sources the cost of those improvements has been found.
§ Mr. Hopkinson
The estimated total cost of the Queen Elizabeth II Quay is £1,469,410. This is being borne by the Sierra Leone Government, principally from loan funds raised for this purpose.
§ Mr. Tilney
Does my right hon. Friend agree that in these improvements there is a strategic content for the Atlantic Alliance, and that the amount falling on the Sierra Leone Government is very substantial? Is there no possibility of defence aid being granted?