HC Deb 12 May 1949 vol 464 c137W
Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proposals he has for improving the economic position of St. Helena.

Mr. Creech Jones

£200,000 has been allocated under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act to finance the ten-year development plan. This will help to increase agricultural production and to develop peasant industries. The rehabilitation of the hemp mills is also in hand.