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Colonial Welfare And Development Schemes

Volume 388: debated on Wednesday 31 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the names and qualifications of the committee he has set up to examine and approve schemes submitted by Colonial Governments under the 1940 Act?

Under the terms of the Act, it is the Secretary of State who, with the concurrence of the Treasury, makes schemes. In making schemes for expenditure from the provision for research, I have the advice of the Colonial Research Committee, whose membership has been announced in replies to Questions on 10th June, 1942, and the 24th February, 1943. Proposals for expenditure otherwise than upon research are, for the present, examined departmentally by an official committee under the chairmanship of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.