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Grants And Loans

Volume 641: debated on Monday 5 June 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what grants and loans have been made by the Exchequer or by Government agencies to the Northern Rhodesian and Nyasaland Governments, respectively, in each year since 1953.

NYASALAND
(a) ASSISTANCE UNDER COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELFARE ACTS
Grants approved and total issues made between 1st April, 1953 and 31st March, 1961
U.K. Financial YearTotal issues on all projects (including those approved prior to 1953) during yearAmount of GrantProject
££
1953–54576,287187,563

*Road Development programme

10,716

*Geological Survey

1,450

*Reconstruction of Zomba Mental Hospital

40,000

*Construction of housing for African employees

31,305

*Education Department

800

*Forestry Depot at Blantyre

7,400Veterinary Training Centre
17,000Construction of Trade School
71,000Road making plant
5,467Leprosy Survey
37,000Agricultural Training Centre
184,210Road Construction Organisation
1,350Mobile Book Shop
4,024

*Agricultural Research Station

1954–55384,828324,080

*Housing for African employees

18,000

*Aeronautical telecommunication services

5,407

*Afforestation, Mudi Dam

1,660

*Forestry Depot at Blantyre

22,700Rice growing survey
88,000Waterborne sewerage in African residential areas
91,370Timber Utilization
17,780Silvicultural Research
1955–56882,17223,142Rural Water Supplies
80,000African housing
140,000Acquisition of land for African settlement
55,000Construction of forest roads
140,000Educational development
48,000European housing
40,000Provision of Welfare centre
473,050Road improvements
1956–57290,02438,790Construction of dipping tanks
1,080Water supply for Silvicultural Station
79,473Agricultural Research Station
1,579

*Fisheries Research Organisation

9,022Fisheries Research Organisation
14,487Cotton Pest research
270Water supply to Silvicultural Station
1957–58503,1601,774

*Rice growing survey

145,800

*Waterborne sewerage in African areas

34,200Acquisition of land for African settlement
25,000African housing Estates
10,335Carbonatite investigations
55,800Acquisition of land for African settlement
18,395

*Agricultural Research Station

1958–59291,52752,439Vipya Forestry Operations
35,526Mineral investigation section of Geological Survey
45,400African housing estates
80,750Teacher Training Centre
2,340Rabies control
20,000Survey of iron ore deposits
4,846 *

*Silvicultural research

7,220Coffee disease investigation

U.K. Financial YearTotal issues on all projects (including those approved prior to 1953) during yearAmount of GrantProject
££
1959–60321,40450,441

* Mineral investigation section of Geological Survey

29,750

*Teacher training centre

175,576Road development, 1958–60
76,500Girls' secondary school
18,750Farm institute at Makanga
187,317Development of public land
90,000Reconstruction of Chole-Cherome road
1,200Research in monazite ore
900,000Blantyre/Limbe water supply improvement
20,153

*Cotton pest research

3,797

*Coffee disease investigation

1960–611,090,836247,500Chileka-Matope road
11,869Carbonatite research
50,400Road Link
257,957African education
17,180School accommodation
18,319Cholo water supply
9,360Rabies control
26,100African travellers' rest house
60,964Playing fields
224,421African land re-organisation
8,577Mingoli estate purchase
8,170Dipping tanks
8,550Boluka Water Supply
21,675Water development
9,180Coffee research
18,870Ecological survey
62,645Agricultural Research Station
4,340,2385,467,221
NOTE: * Supplementary Grant.

(b) ASSISTANCE UNDER COLONIAL SERVICES VOTE
Grants and Loans approved and issues made between 1st April, 1953 and 31st March, 1961
U.K. Financial YearIssuesAmount approvedProject
££
1953–5414,67014,670Interest and sinking fund payments on Stock—Grant
1959–60725,0001,735,000Emergency expenditure—Grant in aid
275,000568,000—Loan
1,014,6702,317,670

(c) ASSISTANCE BY COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Capital Sanctions and Issues between 1st April, 1953 and 31st March, 1961
ProjectCapital SanctionIssues by U.K. Financial Years
1953–541956–571957–581958–591960–61Total 1953–61
£££££££
Kasungu Tobacco Estates (first issue made in 1950).415,0007,50016,00023,500
Mudi River Water Board1,300,000
(approved March, 1960). African Housing1,000,000400,000600,0001,000,000
Vipya Tung Estate (first issue made in 1949).1,000,00040,00050,00010,00050,00050,000200,000
3,715,00040,00050,000417,500650,00066,0001,223,500