§ 71. Mr. Bottomley
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why he suggested the development of social services in Malta on the basis of percentage grants from Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The offer of percentage grants was part of specially devised arrangements and intended as an earnest of Her Majesty's Government's intention to play their part in assisting the progressive improvement of social services and living standards.