HC Deb 07 December 1955 vol 547 cc64-5W
57. Mr. Dodds

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made in the consideration given to asisting Gibraltar in its economic problems; and what arrangements are contemplated in financing such assistance.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Developments include progress with housing, the introduction of social insurance schemes and measures to promote tourism. The port development plan is about to come out of the blue-print stage. A report has recently been made about the wage rates of unskilled workers. As regards finance, Gibraltar has received an allocation of £500,000 under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act of 1955, and the hon. Member will recall that I gave an assurance that Her Majesty's Government had no intention of allowing future essential development to suffer through no fault of the Colony.

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