§ Mr. George Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the special housing difficulties caused by the influx of refugees in Gibraltar; and what assistance he proposes to give to expedite the housing programme.
§ Mr. Greenwood
Yes. My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies announced during the Adjournment debate on 15th April the increased aid which it is proposed to make available to Gibraltar under the new Overseas Development and Service Bill. I understand that the Gibraltar Government proposes to devote a proportion of the new funds to house building. In addition the Ministry of Overseas Development is considering what other steps can usefully be taken through technical assistance to help increase the rate of construction.