HC Deb 09 July 1963 vol 680 c1032
17. Miss Vickers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in view of the fact that a scale model of the new city to be built near mile 50 on the Western Road in British Honduras has now been produced; when it is proposed to begin the building of this city; and what is the estimated cost.

Mr. Fisher

A decision on when the building of a new capital might begin, and an estimate of its cost, depend on the results of an examination of a plan which is now being studied in British Honduras.

Miss Vickers

Can my hon. Friend possibly hurry up the decision? Does he realise that there was a most devastating hurricane, and that people have been living in most appalling conditions ever since? This capital is most urgently needed, and I hope that the Government will be very generous in the amount of money they give for it.

Mr. Fisher

A report was made to the British Honduras Government, which must consider the matter before we can take any action upon it. We have asked by telegram for their comments to be expedited.

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