HC Deb 09 August 1966 vol 733 c1367
8. Mr. Marten

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what further aid the Government propose for the Caribbeans.

Mr. Oram

I have no new proposals going beyond those covered by the colonial development and welfare allocations made last year, which were announced by my right hon. Friend's predecessor in her reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Wandsworth, Clapham (Mrs. McKay) on 21st December, 1965, and in the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Barons Court (Mr. Richard) on 9th March this year.

Mr. Marten

Has the Ministry studied the Report of the Tripartite Economic Survey of the Eastern Caribbeans? In view of the generosity of the Canadian Government over and above the British Development Division in Barbados, what are the Government to do in the light of the report about the Caribbeans?

Mr. Orme

We shall try to follow the recommendations of the survey which we have studied, but in present circumstances I cannot hold out any hope of additional British aid being made available for these purposes.