§ 47. Mr. LI. Williams
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the per capita income of the inhabitants of the Fiji Islands at the most recent date; and if he will make a statement about the future development of this Colony, economically and constitutionally.
§ Mr. Greenwood
In 1963 the estimated per capita income in Fiji was £(Fijian)100. The current five year Development Plan (a copy of which is in the Library of the House) provides for government capital expenditure of £(Fijian) 15 million devoted to social and economic development, with priority for an intensive programme of land settlement and increased agricultural production.
Under the "Membership" system of government introduced in July, elected representatives are closely associated with the formation of government policy and its presentation in the Legislative Council. A conference in London is planned for the early summer of 1965 to consider the lines of further constitutional progress.