HC Deb 09 July 1959 vol 608 cc147-8W
62. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will give an assurance that the colonial development and welfare grant to the East African Literature Bureau, which is due to end in 1960, will be renewed; and whether he will give consideration to an increased grant in view of the excellent work for which the Bureau is responsible.

Mr. J. Amery

I have agreed that CD. and W. expenditure for 1959–60 under the present grant should be increased from 25 per cent. to 30 per cent. It is for the East African Governments and the East Africa High Commission to decide in the first instance whether continued assistance to this project after March, 1960, would be the best use of C.D. & W. money allocated to the region. I know that the Governments have this in mind, and I will consider any application for CD. and W. assistance that may be made.