HC Deb 26 October 1955 vol 545 cc190-1
35. Mr. Marquand

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what representations he has received from British Honduras concerning the need for additions to the current colonial development and welfare grants to meet an acceleration of the completion of the Colony's development plan.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I have received no formal request but I understand that the matter is under consideration in the Colony. It would be premature for me to make any comment at this stage.

Mr. Marquand

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that leaders of the majority party in the Legislature have complained of grave delays in obtaining sanction from London for projects already worked out and approved by the Government on the spot? If the right hon. Gentleman cannot receive a deputation, would he send somebody to inquire into the situation in British Honduras?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I have the fullest confidence in those who are responsible for the administration of the Colony.