HC Deb 18 June 1959 vol 607 cc644-5
40. Mr. Bottomley

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what further offer of financial assistance towards the development of the Volta River project in Ghana has been made by the United Kingdom Government.

Mr. Alport

Consideration of this project has not yet reached the point at which the question of financial assistance from the United Kingdom Government arises.

Mr. Bottomley

Can the Under-Secretary say whether, if this arises, the Government will sympathetically consider making some provision to help in the scheme so as to help the engineering industry in this country.

Mr. Alport

I cannot give a full answer to that until we see the circumstances in which the proposition is put to us. I can assure the right hon. Gentleman, as indeed he knows, that we have always been concerned with the future of this important project.

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