HC Deb 20 February 1945 vol 408 c648W
Colonel Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the total of grants or loans which have been made to the Palestine and Trans Jordan Governments from the various Colonial Development Funds since their inception to 31st December, 1944; and whether he has under consideration any schemes, over the next five years, involving expenditure under the Development and Welfare Act, 1940, for these territories in respect of social and economic progress for the benefit of all races.

Colonel Stanley

The answer to the first part of the Question is as follows:

Palestine: £
Grants made under the Colonial Development Act, 1929. 98,162
Grants made under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act, 1940. 94,000
Trans Jordan: Grants. Loans.
£ £
Under the Colonial Development Act, 1929. 114,100 13,000
Under the Act of 1940. 20,000 13,600
134,100 26,600 160,700

As regards the second part of the Question, I have no schemes before me at the moment. A general survey of the position has been made by the Palestine Government, but no specific proposals have yet been formulated.