HC Deb 04 June 1934 vol 290 cc576-7
36. Mr. LUNN (for Mr. RHYS DAVIES)

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the Government of British Guiana has refused a loan to the farmers of Beterver-wagting-Triumph to renew their cane cultivation; and whether he will make representations to the authorities on this matter?


I am not aware that a loan has been refused, but the Governor of British Guiana has recommended the allocation of $10,676 out of funds available for relief measures in connection with the floods to the area to which the hon. Member refers. This sum will be used for the improvement of the village and will provide employment and maintenance for the villagers while reestablishing their cultivations. This recommendation is now receiving my consideration.


Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that that sum will meet the emergency?


Yes. I would not commit myself to any particular sum, but I am satisfied that every necessary step is being taken on this point.