HC Deb 01 April 1958 vol 585 cc108-9W
68. Mr. Albu

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state the amount of colonial development and welfare funds voted to the Somaliland Protectorate in each of the last five years, the purposes for which it was voted, and the amounts spent in each year.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Colonial development and welfare funds are allocated for expenditure on schemes approved under the Colonial Development and Welfare Acts, 1940–55, which do not necessarily relate to separate financial years. The total grants so far approved against the Somaliland Protectorate allocation during the current Colonial Development and Welfare period 1955–60 are about £1,500,000. Expenditure so far in the same period is estimated at £720,000. The grants have been made for schemes which fall mainly under the heads of education, agriculture, water supplies, harbour improvement, and health services. Details are given in the return of schemes printed each year as a House of Commons Paper.