HC Deb 22 April 1948 vol 449 cc171-2W
Mr. Byers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the sums which have been spent on resettlement of African Service men.

Mr. Mayhew

The following are the sums (a) spent in previous years (b) provided in current estimates:

(a) (b)
Nigeria 241,849 103,570
Gold Coast 37,088 9,891
Gambia 3,845 1,100
Kenya 451,517 130,000*
Tanganyika 180,136 71,790
Uganda 301,440 127,260
Zanzibar 6,904 Nil
Nyasaland 21,882 10,920
* Approximate figure.

The Gold Coast figures include the costs of administration of the resettlement scheme, and of training schemes, but do not include the salaries of ex-Service men taken into employment by Government.

Information is being sought for Sierra Leone and Northern Rhodesia and this will be sent to the hon. Member as soon as received.

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