HC Deb 09 July 1952 vol 503 cc91-2W
58. Mr. Braine

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will consult the Colonial Development Corporation and the British Honduras Government, with a view to ascertaining whether it is practicable to obtain suitable small farmers from overcrowded territories, such as Malta, for settlement upon smallholdings on the Cramer Estates, British Honduras.

Mr. Lyttelton

I have brought my hon. Friend's suggestion to the notice of the Acting Governor and of the Colonial Development Corporation. It is primarily for the Corporation to decide the use to which they will put the Cramer Estates. Should there be any scope for immigration, I should expect priority to be given to surplus population from the West Indian territories, in accordance with the recommendations of the Evans Commission.