HC Deb 24 November 1959 vol 614 c187
37. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the total value of United Kingdom aid to Malta in 1957–58; and what it is estimated to be in the current financial year.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The figures are £5.9 million and approximately £5 million.

Mr. Wingfield Digby

First, am I right in assuming that this takes no account of the £29 million development programme? Secondly, during his forthcoming visit will my right hon. Friend pay special attention to the economic problems confronting the islands as well as the constitutional problems?

Mr. Macleod

The answer to both parts of my hon. Friend's supplementary question is "Yes, Sir."