HC Deb 30 June 1966 vol 730 c327W
55. Mr. Godman Irvine

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what consideration he gave to liabilities carried over from the previous period when allocating funds to Montserrat for the current period ending in March, 1968; and what method he proposes should be adopted to finance the purchase of a machine to extract oil from cotton seed by February, 1967, when it is required to process the crop.

Mr. Oram

The allocation of Colonial Development and Welfare funds to Montserrat for the period 1965–68 took accountinter alia of existing commitments at 31st March, 1965, and of the unspent balance of CD. and W. funds on that date.

I have not yet received an application from Montserrat for assistance towards the purchase of a cotton seed mill.