§ Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what schemes of economic and social advancement are contemplated for the Colony of British Somaliland: and what funds of colonial development and welfare have been allocated for this purpose.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The principal schemes of first priority in British Somaliland's provisional development programme for the period 1955–60, and114W
the Governor's estimate of their cost are as follows:
£ Agriculture Date cultivation 32,200 Yemeni farms 3,700 Experimental farms 3,500 Purchase of tractor 2,200 Agricultural credit scheme 2,000 £43,600 Irrigation Hydrological survey 36,000 Irrigation and soil conservation projects 88,000 £124,000 Animal husbandry Grazing control 36,500 Improvement of hides and skins 11.800 Abattoir 30,000 £78,300 Other natural resources Urban and rural water supplies 250,000 Forestry 36,500 Fisheries 12,700 Government gum warehouse 16,500 Geological survey 39,000 £354.700 Social services Technical education 33,000 Scholarships abroad 30,000 Other post-primary education 52,600 £115,600 Communications Development of Berbera port £200,000
I hope soon to be able to announce the amount of assistance from colonial development and welfare funds that can be made available to the Protectorate during the period 1955–60.