HC Deb 03 April 1946 vol 421 c210W
94. Dr. Jeģer

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many colonies do not benefit from grants from Great Britain under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act owing to their inadequate trade union laws.

Mr. Georģe Hall:

The territories concerned fall into two categories. First, those territories, namely, the Malayan Union, Singapore, Sarawak, British Borneo, Hong Kong and the Western Pacific High Commission Territories, which were, until recently, wholly or partly in enemy occupation. There, the introduction of suitable legislation will be an early concern of the restored Civil Administration. Secondly, Ceylon, Bermuda, Bahamas, Gibraltar and Palestine. The necessary legislation will be enacted in the near future in Gibraltar and Palestine. Neither Bermuda nor Ceylon have any intention of applying for assistance under the Act, and the Bahamas' participation is limited to some general West Indian schemes not involving works services.