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Self-Governing Territories (Uk Assistance)

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 28 February 1952

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will set out in tabular form details of the United Kingdom's assistance to the Dominions of the Commonwealth by way of gifts and loans since the war.

The financial assistance given since the war by Her Majesty's Government to the self-governing Territories of the Commonwealth is as follows:

  • Moneys set aside for purchase of supplies for flood and fire relief in Canada in 1950—£100,000.
  • Technical assistance under the Scheme for Technical Co-operation in South-East Asia: 1950–51—£2,015; 1951–52—£35,000 to £49,000 (estimated).
To these figures should be added the very considerable sums of capital raised on the London market by companies operating in Commonwealth Territories and of loans raised here by Commonwealth Governments, municipal authorities, statutory bodies, etc., in the course of normal financing operations.