HC Deb 12 June 1956 vol 554 cc22-3W
Captain Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies which Governments will be responsible for the cost of the new welfare arrangements to handle the immigrants from the Caribbean to Britain; and what proportion of the total cost will be paid by the British taxpayer.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The cost of the new British Caribbean Welfare Service for migrants to the United Kingdom will be met from funds contributed by the Governments of the British Caribbean territories concerned, i.e. Antigua, Barbados, British Guiana. British Honduras, Dominica, Grenada. Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Trinidad.

No direct cost to the British taxpayer will be incurred, but the organisation is accommodated temporarily in the Colonial Office until it acquires premises of its own.