HC Deb 09 March 1955 vol 538 cc422-3
9. Mr. Beresford Craddock

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what financial aid has now been received by Tanganyika from the Trusteeship Council of the United Nations.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

None, Sir, though we have had some help from the United Nations Specialised Agencies.

Mr. Craddock

Can my right hon. Friend say how much financial aid has been given by the United Kingdom to this Territory during a comparable period?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

In the years 1945–55, the Colonial Development and Welfare Fund provided about £5¼million for Tanganyika, and a further substantial sum will be available as a result of the Bill which was recently before the House. In addition, since 1949 investments from the United Kingdom in Tanganyika Government loans have totalled some £7 million.

Mr. Fenner Brockway

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is a function of the Trusteeship Council to make financial grants, and whether it is not the function of other United Nations Agencies, and, if so, what is the total amount of grants which United Nations Agencies have made to Tanganyika?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I will circulate the answer to the latter part of the hon. Gentleman's supplementary question in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I would say that it is the one function of a visiting mission to get a fair picture of the Territory as a whole.