HC Deb 14 March 1950 vol 472 cc55-6W
Mr. D. Jones

asked the Minister of Food whether he will give consideration to a proposal that he should allocate an additional ration of sugar to all persons over 60 years of age, in respect of whom a medical certificate is available, indicating that their food can only consist of considered it expedient to devalue the Honduras dollar.

Mr. Dugdale

After the revaluation of sterling last September, plans for sterling investment in British Honduras could not be pursued and development came to a standstill. The revaluation of the British Honduras dollar therefore became essential for the resumption of the development programme, which is now taking place.

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