HC Deb 14 October 1943 vol 392 cc1076-7W
Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will give favourable consideration to applying a substantial portion of the money now lapsing to the Treasury annually under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act to the purchase of suitable land in the Colonies with a view to relieving the land hunger which exists in many of the Colonies?

Mr. Emrys-Evans

My right hon. and gallant Friend is very willing to give consideration to any applications for assistance from the Colonial Development and Welfare Vote towards schemes of land settlement in the Colonies. Several such applications have already been approved and others are at present under consideration.

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