HC Deb 20 March 1958 vol 584 c1403
8. Sir R. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many limited liability companies have been registered in Jamaica during the past year with a capital of £5,000 and more; how many established companies of similar size have increased their capital during the same period and whether he will continue to support the Government of Jamaica in its plans for industrial and agricultural expansion.

Mr. Profumo

Sixty-eight companies. A further 37 increased their capital to £5,000 or more during 1957. The answer to the last part of the question is "Yes" so far as our capacity and other commitments allow us to do so.

Sir R. Robinson

Can my hon. Friend say how much this industrial expansion has been brought about by the Jamaican Pioneer Industries legislation?

Mr. Profumo

To a considerable degree.

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