HC Deb 06 December 1944 vol 406 cc551-2W
Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can give the schemes which have been submitted under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act by the Government of British Guiana and the schemes which have been approved by the Colonial Office.

Colonel Stanley

A number of projects for assistance under the Act covering education, housing, social welfare and irrigation are under consideration. Up to the present 45 schemes and five supplementary grants have been made in favour of British Guiana, involving commitments totalling £1,024,188. Thirty-four of these schemes, with three supplementary grants are included in the returns of schemes made under the Act up to 31st March, 1944, included in Command Papers Nos. 6422, 6457 and 6532.

Schemes made under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act, 1940, in 1944–45, [...].e. after 1st April, 1944.
D £
328 Education Officer: Appointment for 5 years 5,500
332 Government Probation Officer: Appointment for 5 years 4,670
347 New Infirmary Block, Leprosy Hospital 12,570
365 Drainage and irrigation department: grant of approximately 50 per cent. of the cost of the establishment of the department 83,340
392 Land Settlement Officer: Appointment for 5 years 5,000
395 Dredging of Georgetown Bar 12,500
405 Livestock improvement, Rupununi District 1,850
430 Housing of head teachers of rural primary schools 26,050
432 Training and appointment of 2 officers for 4 H Club work 6,460
443 Social Welfare: Appointment of officers, provision for building community centres, etc. 26,450
446 Rice expansion: Grant £67,650 and loan £116,150 for development of rice cultivation, purchase of equipment, etc. 183,800
214A Carnegie Trade Schoolt—Cookery and Dressmaking classes 625
312A Mackenzie Airfield: Supplementary grant for extension of runways, etc. 88,900