§ Colonel Lyons
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the amount of the Cotton Fund in Uganda; what decision has been reached as to the disposal of this fund; and whether he is prepared to ensure that a major portion thereof is devoted to further economic development of that territory.
§ Colonel Stanley
At the end of 1944 the fund amounted to approximately 3,000,000. No decision has yet been taken as to the disposal of the fund, but it can be taken that a substantial portion is likely to be devoted to economic development.