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Transjordan (Development Loan)

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what plans he has to assist Transjordan in the development of her economy as a means of contributing towards the resettlement of Arab refugees.

The Transjordan Government consider it essential that they should be able to undertake immediately certain development projects which would have the effect of making possible the resettlement of some of the Arab refugees in Transjordan, and they have approached His Majesty's Government for assistance in doing so. We for our part are anxious to promote the development of Transjordan and it is proposed to seek Parliamentary authority at the first opportunity for the provision of £1 million as an interest-free loan for this purpose. Detailed particulars are now being worked out.