HC Deb 07 May 1952 vol 500 c39W
88. Sir R. Acland

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement about the decisions recently taken for the development of British Honduras; and what are the main results which it is hoped to achieve as a result of the decisions.

Mr. Lyttelton

The British Honduras Government are now completing the first stage of their Development Plan. I have recently approved the second part of the Plan, which involves expenditure of about £1,400,000. Towards this, grants amounting to …800,000 will be made from Colonial Development and Welfare Funds. Certain projects will be financed by loan.

Most of this expenditure will be on the improvement of agriculture, electricity, roads and port facilities. It is hoped by improving existing methods to encourage efficient cultivation of new areas, thereby demonstrating the agricultural possibilities of the country.