§ 17. Mr. John Hall
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action is being taken to ensure that the economic development of Fiji keeps pace with the increase in population.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The Burns Commission's Report, published on the 14th March, recommended how the development of the Colony and its resources should proceed, account being taken of trends in population. This Report is now being studied in Fiji and will form the basis of a further development plan.
§ Mr. Macleod
We will certainly do what we can to help to carry out the very useful recommendations of the Burns Report. Those are first being studied in Fiji and I must wait for the development plan and then assess what financial assistance is needed.