chapter  4
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COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT AND METROPOLITAN NEEDS

This reluctance to use the CDF to provide more than the capital costs of new development did not, of course, deter governments from applying to the committee. But it is highly likely that they were at least partly deterred by the tendency to leave colonial budgets to meet recurrent costs as well as by the terms of assistance offered (loans, half-grants). As in the past it would be those colonial governments with the greatest needs who would find the limitations of the Colonial Development Act most discouraging.