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South African Territories (Development)

Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what amounts have been allocated from the Colonial Development and Welfare Fund to Bechuanaland, Basutoland and Swaziland; and whether these territories benefit, in the administration of these funds; from the expert advice of committees and advisers at the Colonial Office.

As stated in Command Paper 6713, the amount which has been allocated to the High Commission Territories in South Africa under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act 1945, for the ten-year period up to 31st March. 1956, is £2,500,000. This will be divided equally between the three territories. In addition, the territories will benefit from the provision which is being made for central schemes, as explained in the despatch published in the Parliamentary Paper Command 6713. The answer to the second part of the question is in the affirmative.