asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies why it is that only £400,000, out of a total of £5,000,000, allocated for this purpose under the Colonial Development Act has, in fact, been voted for schemes to be carried out during the year 1941–42?
§ Mr. George Hall
At the time when this estimate was framed, it was expected that, owing to war conditions, it would not be possible to spend more than the amount mentioned by my hon. and gallant Friend on new schemes under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act during the current financial year. But it was always the intention that if we found ourselves able, as indeed I now hope will be the case, to make ' grants involving expenditure during the year in excess of that amount, Parliament would be asked to make the necessary financial provision on a Supplementary Estimate.