HC Deb 09 March 1949 vol 462 cc1175-6
33. Sir Peter Macdonald

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent he is carrying out aeronautical survey work in British Guiana at the present time.

Mr. Creech Jones

The Director of Colonial Surveys has gone to British Guiana to discuss arrangements for carrying out this work.

Sir P. Macdonald

As there is a unit there now engaged on survey work, can the right hon. Gentleman say why they should not be made use of instead of applying to another nation or to other people to carry out this survey?

Mr. Creech Jones

I think this is in proper order. My own director has actually gone there because the work is not so simple—it is rather complicated—and we want all the technical advice that we can possibly get in respect of these big development plans now under consideration.

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