HC Deb 10 November 1943 vol 393 c1167W
Major Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what financial grants he has made over the past four years, or what grants he intends to make, from both the Research and the Welfare and Development Funds to assist the Sierra Leone Government in carrying out the urgently needed social and public works improvements at the port of Freetown?

Colonel Stanley

During the past four years the following grants for development and research in Sierra Leone under the Colonial Development Act, 1929, and under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act, 1940, have been approved:

Sleeping sickness campaign 50,000
Irrigation and drainage research 12,000
Sierra Leone and Gambia Joint Veterinary Department 72,800
Assistance to Fourah Bay College 4,000
Women's education 23,500
Drainage and irrigation 303,500

In addition, during the same period, grants totalling £24,100 have been approved for schemes specifically relating to Freetown and its immediate neighbourhood, namely,

Malaria control 22,900
Juvenile Delinquency 1,200

A number of schemes has also been approved of a more general character from which Sierra Leone will benefit to a varying extent which it is not possible to estimate precisely.