HC Deb 02 December 1953 vol 521 cc1155-6
49. Mr. J. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what concessions for oil and mineral exploration and development now operative in British Guiana were granted to foreign agencies during the period of office of the People's Progressive Party's Government; and on what dates these concessions were granted.

Mr. Lyttelton

No concessions were granted. One exclusive permission to explore for gold and precious stones was granted on 16th July, and two for bauxite on 5th and 12th June.