HC Deb 24 March 1943 vol 387 cc1607-8
20. Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the approximate acreage of land which is provided under the schemes already approved for additional land settlement in Jamaica under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act?

Colonel Stanley

Except for one training scheme, no land settlement schemes as such have been made for Jamaica under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act.

Mr. Riley

In view of the large number of unemployed in Jamaica, is it not desirable that special attention should be given to land settlement?

Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman consider the advisability of insisting that subsistence crops must be grown on land provided for settlement so as to provide food supplies for the island?

Colonel Stanley

We discussed the whole agricultural policy in the West Indies at great length last week.

Mr. Sorensen

Is not the Governor considering this matter, in view of the fact that undoubtedly there is a certain demand for land in this district? On inquiry it may be found that some arrangements are being made.