HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 cc302-3W
66. Mr. James Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many of the smaller territories, not yet independent, have had an economic survey in the past five years.

Mr. Greenwood

Territories on which economic surveys have been published during the past five years include the Leeward and Windward Islands and Barbados, British Honduras, the British Virgin Islands, Mauritius and Seychelles. A survey of the New Hebrides will be published shortly. Unpublished reports have also been prepared on Gibraltar, the Federation of South Arabia and the British Solomon Islands. Economic surveys of British Guiana, Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland are planned.

In addition, the team invited (in co-operation with the Secretary-General of the United Nations) to investigate the scope of additional economic and technical assistance for Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland, mentioned by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Overseas Development on 7th May in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Hitchin (Mrs. Shirley Williams), is now preparing its report.

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