HC Deb 23 July 1975 vol 896 cc259-60W
Mr. Rose

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what steps he is taking to assist in the improvement of communications and infrastructure in Dominica.

Mr. Prentice

Approximately£630,000 has been allocated since March 1974 to infrastructural projects in Dominica. Assistance has been provided for the improvement of roads, bridges and sea defences. Aid has also been given to a large rural electrification project and a hydro-electric power feasibility survey has recently been commissioned. Additional buildings and equipment have been provided for the Princes Margaret Hospital and improvements to various schools and the Technical College have been undertaken.

The Caribbean Development Bank, to which Her Majesty's Government contribute, has provided loans for the construction of a deep water harbour and an industrial estate, and for the extension of road and water supply networks.