HC Deb 07 December 1949 vol 470 c1865
33. Mr. H. D. Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if consideration is being given, to the possibility of expanding rice cultivation in British Honduras.

Mr. Rees-Williams

An expert visited British Honduras last summer to investigate the prospects of increased rice production. His report is now being studied by the Governor.

Mr. Hughes

Does that report cover the area of the middle reaches of the Belize River as well as the southern area where rice has been grown already?

Mr. Rees-Williams

I am not quite certain. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will put that question down.