HC Deb 14 March 1945 vol 409 cc254-5W
Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the marine biologist who was appointed to report on the Fisheries of the Seychelles has yet reported; whether the report is to be published; and whether he can make a statement on' plans for land settlement in the Seychelles both for people in the Colony and for men in the Forces and the Pioneer Corps on their release.

Colonel Stanley

I regret that it has not yet been possible to arrange for a visit by a marine biologist to the Seychelles, but every effort is being made to do so. As regards the second part of the Question, plans for land settlement which would provide employment for a limited number of persons in the categories mentioned have been submitted by the Governor and are under examination with a view to the grant of assistance under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act.