HC Deb 20 November 1958 vol 595 cc179-80W
49. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action is being taken to assist the economic development of Mauritius and to provide maintenance and work for the unemployed.

Mr. Profumo

On the questions of economic development and unemployment I would refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Rugby (Mr. J. Johnson) on 13th November. Assistance in the form of outdoor relief is given in cases of destitution. A comprehensive scheme for social insurance is at present under consideration.