§ 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 303,500 465,800
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 24,100
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.