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West Indies Money

Volume 656: debated on Monday 26 March 1962

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[ Queen's Recommendation signified.]

Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 84 ( Money Committees).

[Sir ROBERT GRIMSTON in the Chair]

Resolved,

That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to enable provision to be made for the cesser of the inclusion of colonies in the federation established under the British Caribbean Federation Act, 1956, and for the dissolution of that federation and for matters consequential on the happening of either of those events (hereinafter referred to as "the Act"), it is expedient to authorise—
  • (1) the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of such sums as may be required by the Secretary of State for the purpose of making—
  • (a) grants to the government of any of the following colonies, namely, those included at the passing of the Act in the said federation and the Virgin Islands, being a government whose resources are, in his opinion, insufficient to enable it to defray its administrative expenses;
  • (b) to any federal government established by virtue of the Act for any colonies, grants for the purpose of enabling that government to make grants to the governments of any of the colonies for which it is established whose resources are, in its opinion, insufficient to enable them to defray their administrative expenses,
  • (c) grants to a government of any other form established as aforesaid for any colonies, being one whose resources are, in his opinion, insufficient to enable it to defray its administrative expenses;
  • (2) the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament or out of the Consolidated Fund of any increase in sums payable thereout under any other enactment which is attributable to an Order in Council made under the Act.—[Mr. H. Fraser.]
  • Resolution to be reported.

    Report to be received Tomorrow.