HC Deb 28 January 1942 vol 377 c730W
Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any scheme of public works is in contemplation or preparation for St. Lucia, in order to provide employment locally when the work at present in progress on the American bases comes to an end; and, if not, whether such a public work plan will be prepared without delay?

Mr. George Hall

No such scheme is in contemplation; but plans for development and welfare, including re-housing and land settlement, are occupying the attention of the Comptroller and will no doubt form the subject of applications in due course for assistance under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act.